The Rabbis’ Suitcase
A dusty, ancient suitcase remained largely unopened for generations. Its contents were precious letters and documents, from the greatest Gedolim of the nineteenth century. They were the collected correspondence of two Lithuanian sages who had emigrated from Russia to become dayanim in the London Beis Din. After 130 years of obscurity, the contents can now be revealed, together with the remarkable and tragic picture that they paint of Jewish life in the late nineteenth century.