Auction No. 114

Golden coins, Seforim, Chabad, Eretz Yisrael and Zionism, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Holocaust and refugees.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 at 5pm Without Audience
Opening $ 80
Estimate $ 120 - $ 150
Sold for $ 98
Including buyer's premium

Booklet of the bylaws of the Etz Chaim Yeshiva of London, in three languages: Hebrew, Yiddish and English. Jacket cover with a two-sided title page in Hebrew and English. Rare. 

The booklets contains twenty-three bylaws, covering each and every detail of the material and spiritual life of the yeshivah. The bylaws were determined during a meeting of members that was held on 8 Tammuz, 1913.

The Etz Chaim Yeshiva in the Golders Green neighborhood of London, the capital of England, is one of the oldest yeshivahs in Western Europe and the oldest yeshivah in London. During the late 19th century, the foundations of the Etz Chaim Yeshiva were laid by Rabbi Moshe Yitzchak Segal, who later became rosh yeshivah of the Manchester Yeshiva. During the early 1920s, the yeshivah expanded and developed. Rabbi Yosef Green, a close associate of the Chafetz Chaim, was therefore hired as the rosh yeshivah. For a period, the position was also held by the Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook. Later, the mashgiach Rabbi Eliyahu Lopian was invited to serve as rosh yeshivah, a position he held for more than 20 years and which gave the yeshivah its honorable reputation. The development of the yeshivah was enabled by the contributions of philanthropists David Sassoon and his wife Flora, and the Baron Louis Montagu. Alumni of the yeshivah include chief rabbis of Britain: The Lord Baron Rabbi Immanuel Jacobowitz and the Lord Baron Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. 

14, 8 pages. 21 cm. Double-sided opening, Hebrew and English. 

Fine condition. Few aging stains and tiny tears with no damage.  

Category
Important historical documents