Woolf Abrahams

Woolf Abrahams, a retired businessman, came to live in Israel in 2004 but has been visiting it annually since 1959. He was born in the East End of London in 1926 into an Orthodox community and attended a Jewish Day School, Cheder and Yeshiva. From age 16 he was involved in helping organize Jewish education groups for youth and adults. He served on the committee of the Federation of Zionist Youth whilst, at the same time, belonging to Torah v’Avodah, the religious youth movement, an unlikely combination in today’s religious climate. He moved to Ilford, Essex in 1955 and formed three youth movements there - B’nei Akiva, Ha’Noar Ha’Zioni, and F.Z.Y. He was chairman of the Ilford District Synagogue Hebrew classes for ten years, then the largest part-time classes in Europe, serving 1,000 pupils, and represented the synagogue on the London Board of Jewish Religious Education, a committee of the United Synagogue. He served as vice-chairman of this committee and also as a governor of the J.F.S. Secondary School. In 1956 he instigated the foundation of the Ilford Jewish Primary School Committee and was the first local chairman of the school when its building was completed. In 2000 he helped form the very successful Essex branch of the Jewish Historical Society. Over the past years he has become increasingly concerned at the polarization within Judaism and the introduction of laws, customs and concepts, largely unknown to the Anglo Jewry of his youth.
The Agunah- The Deserted Wife

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The Genesis Enigma: Why the Bible is Scientifically Accurate -  A Review

The Genesis Enigma: Why the Bible is Scientifically Accurate - A Review

by Woolf Abrahams

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MIKVEH FOR VESSELS: OR HOW TO DIVIDE THE COMMUNITY YET FURTHER

MIKVEH FOR VESSELS: OR HOW TO DIVIDE THE COMMUNITY YET FURTHER

by Woolf Abrahams

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WHAT HAPPENED TO SHORT PRAYERS?

WHAT HAPPENED TO SHORT PRAYERS?

by Woolf Abrahams

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