Apiryon, Volume IV Number XI, by Shmuel Miller of Yonkers, New York, 1926-1927.

This is a Rabbinical journal which I have included in my collection to demonstrate the international renown of Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Ferber of London, extracts from whose book, Kerem HaTzvi are included. The editor, Shmuel Miller, is Dr. Simon Miller (1887-1971), a Yonkers dentist who served as a lay leader of Ohab Zedek and local … Continue reading Apiryon, Volume IV Number XI, by Shmuel Miller of Yonkers, New York, 1926-1927.

Kerem HaTzvi, by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Ferber, Vienna, 1920.

This is the first edition of the first part of Rabbi Ferber's seminal work,  and commentary on the Chumash (Pentateuch), Kerem HaTzvi, which he titled in English "The Vineyard of Beauty" - not the Vineyard of the Deer, as one might expect.  It is nicely bound but was only the first part - Bereishis (Genesis) … Continue reading Kerem HaTzvi, by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Ferber, Vienna, 1920.

What was Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Ferber of London reading? Sefer Ohr Hatzvi by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Barlas, Lublin, 1875.

My copy of this book has very worn covers.  It has been well read and has little scraps of paper as bookmarks.  It is stamped a number of times with the stamp of its previous owner, Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Ferber. Rabbi Ferber was born in Kovno in 1879. He was a renowned Torah and Talmudic … Continue reading What was Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Ferber of London reading? Sefer Ohr Hatzvi by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Barlas, Lublin, 1875.

Hoil Moshe and Zvadin Leorcha, on bereavement and death, by Rabbi Moshe (Morris) Schwartz of Portsmouth, England, 1936, with an amazing 25 approbations.

This is a book by another almost forgotten rabbi.  Known in England as Reverend Morris Schwartz, he was the son of Rabbi Ezriel Schwartz, a schochet (ritual slaughterer) of Satmar.  He was born in Europe in 1897 and emigrated to England around 1926.  He is listed as Reverend Schwartz in the Jewish Year books for … Continue reading Hoil Moshe and Zvadin Leorcha, on bereavement and death, by Rabbi Moshe (Morris) Schwartz of Portsmouth, England, 1936, with an amazing 25 approbations.

Iyyunim Be’Halacha (Studies in Halacha) by Rabbi Eliezer Jacob Ferber, London, 1939.

Rabbi Jack Ferber was the son of Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Ferber, Rabbi of the West End Great Synagogue in Soho.  I have previously written about some of the elder Rabbi Ferber's books - you can read about Shvil HaTzvi and Hegyonei Avos.  Eliezer Jacob (Jack) Ferber was born in Zagare, in Lithuania, in 1912, and … Continue reading Iyyunim Be’Halacha (Studies in Halacha) by Rabbi Eliezer Jacob Ferber, London, 1939.

Shvil HaTzvi, by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Ferber, London 1936

Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Ferber was born in Kovno in 1879. He was a renowned Torah and Talmudic scholar who emigrated to Manchester, England in 1911 and then in 1913 became the Rabbi and leader of the West End Talmud Torah Synagogue (Kehilas Yeshurun) in Soho, London. Much has been written about him, including his memoirs … Continue reading Shvil HaTzvi, by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Ferber, London 1936

Hegyonei Avos By Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Ferber, London 1948

Rabbi Ferber was born in Slabodka, Kovno, Lithuania in about 1878.  He emigrated to Britain in 1911 and from 1913 to his retirement in 1955 was the Rabbi of the West End Talmud Torah Synagogue in Soho.  He was a prolific author and was renowned as a riveting orator who gave his sermons in Yiddish.  … Continue reading Hegyonei Avos By Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Ferber, London 1948

Keter Shem Tob, by Haham Shem Tob Gaguine, Part III, 1948

Dayan Shem Tob Gaguine was born in 1884 in Jerusalem, and died in Manchester in 1953. He was a British Sephardi Rabbi and scion of a famous Moroccan rabbinical dynasty which emigrated to Palestine from Spain at the time of the Spanish Inquisition.  He was appointed Chief Rabbi ('Haham') of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews … Continue reading Keter Shem Tob, by Haham Shem Tob Gaguine, Part III, 1948