Montreal's Jewish Neighbourhood of Papineau
The Pinkas is an account of the founding of the Red Shul, anecdotes, stories, and humor. It was
written by Yechiel Herman, likely between 1906 and 1952. It is a large and beautiful book,
viewable at Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem on Baily Road in Cote St Luc (Montreal, Quebec).
The English translation by David Rome is presented here. Janice Rosen, Archives Director, Canadian
Jewish Congress Charities Committee National Archives has done additional technical editing and
kindly provided for its appearance here.
Our thanks to Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz and the Executive Committee of Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem
for permission to include the Pinkas on this website.
It is possible that some segments of the Yiddish text are still untranslated.
If the Pinkas does not appear on your screen, you will need to download Adobe Reader.
Click to read The Pinkas (English)
Click to read the Pinkas in Yiddish. It may take some time to load.
E-mail me if you are able to do some translating to English.
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