Flyleaf Inscription

1896 Rose Isaac Inscription on flyleaf of the Book of Proverbs

Linda has a photo, shown above, of an inscription on the flyleaf of a Book of Proverbs.  She believes this came from Rabbi Moshe Rose zt”l of Jerusalem.  The stamp suggests that at one time the book was in the library of of Rabbi Abraham Rose zt”l who was appointed Headmaster of the Swansea Hebrew Classes in South Wales until called to the Ealing Jewish Community of London in 1924.  The address on the stamp. 39 Mansel St, Swansea, is suggested on a map, see below, but the neighborhood has certainly changed.  See photo below from Google Earth.

The inscription, in legible part, carries the name of David son of Isaac Jacob Rozenof of Ratz.  David was Robert’s grandfather.  The file name suggests that this may have been given to David in 1896, when he was 13, perhaps for his Bar Mitzvah.  If so, this would have been in Raczk, Poland.  There is no evidence that he took it with him when he left.  


© Robert Rose 2014