Chevras HaMaggidim - Pressburg 5666 (1906) #austria-czech #rabbinic #photographs


Mordechai Perlman
 

     This photo is part of our family collection. It depicts a club of young unmarried rabbinic scholars that studied in the prestigious Yeshiva of Pressburg in 5666 (1906) and functioned as part of their club as preachers in the surrounding countryside. I have another two such photos. However, I am asking about this one because my great-grandfather, Rabbi Yoel Jakobovits, appears in it. Rabbi Jakobovits (father of Lord Rabbi Immanuel Jakobovits of England) was a Dayan and Rav in Berlin and post-1938 was a member of the London Beis Din. He appears in the back row, 3rd from the left. I believe his brother, my great-great-uncle Moritz (who later served as Dayan in the German-Jewish Kehilah of Washington Heights, NY) is standing in the same row, 2nd from left.

     I am wondering if anybody knows the identity of other members of this club that are depicted in the photo.

Mordechai Perlman
Ramot, Jerusalem

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