Bekurei Avi”v by Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh Guterman of Radzymin, London 1947

This book, on the weekly portion of the Torah, is believed to be the first Chassidic book printed in London, by the Narodiczky Press in 1947.  It was published by Rabbi Yechiel Meir Morgenstern of London, and could be obtained from Rabbi Ch. Morgensztern of 100, Fairholt Road, N16. Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh of Radzymin (1792-1877) … Continue reading Bekurei Avi”v by Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh Guterman of Radzymin, London 1947

Diukno shel Yaakov by Rabbi Lewis (Yehuda Leib) Levene, circa 1929, and the Jubilee Street Great Zionist Synagogue

Rabbi Lewis Levene was Rabbi of the Jubilee Street Great Zionist Synagogue in the East End of London.  He published this book of sermons and eulogies in approximately 1929.  My copy has his address of 52 Heneage Street, Brick Lane crossed out and handwritten  as 83 the Avenue, London N.W.6. The Jubilee Street Synagogue opened … Continue reading Diukno shel Yaakov by Rabbi Lewis (Yehuda Leib) Levene, circa 1929, and the Jubilee Street Great Zionist Synagogue

History of the Hampstead Synagogue and Order of Service on the Fiftieth Anniversary of its opening, 24th Ellul, 5702, 6th September, 1942

I have previously written about the Hampstead Synagogue ten years after its opening.  Here we are now, forty years later, in 1942.  This wartime booklet has the history of the Hampstead Synagogue followed by a Roll of Honour - Members of the Hampstead Synagogue, and their sons and daughters, who served in the British armed … Continue reading History of the Hampstead Synagogue and Order of Service on the Fiftieth Anniversary of its opening, 24th Ellul, 5702, 6th September, 1942

The Fourth World Haggadah, Joel Harris and Jack Schuldenfrei, WUJS, London 1970

The Fourth World Haggadah was published 50 years ago by the World Union of Jewish Students. It is an activist Haggadah, aimed at Jewish students of the late 1960s and early 1970s. It includes a full traditional Haggadah, with commentary by Joel Harris and a new English translation by Jack Schuldenfrei. "This Haggadah is offered … Continue reading The Fourth World Haggadah, Joel Harris and Jack Schuldenfrei, WUJS, London 1970

Faith and Science, by Rabbi Mordechai Tzvi Schwartz, Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Hull, London 1926

This is a book in English, written by Rabbi Mordechai Tzvi Schwartz, one time Rabbi of the Mile End and Bow Synagogue in London, but from 1920 Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Hull in Yorkshire.  I have previously written about his book Doresh Tov LeAmo here. The Synagogue, on Cogan Street in Hull, was … Continue reading Faith and Science, by Rabbi Mordechai Tzvi Schwartz, Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Hull, London 1926

Yismach Yisrael by Rabbi Dr. Joseph Litvin, London 1958

Rabbi Dr. Joseph Litvin (1896 - 1966) arrived in London before the Second World War from Latvia.  He was described as a Zionist of First World War Vintage and was a prolific speaker at Synagogue events during the 1940s, 50s, and up to his death in 1966.  In 1941 he was the Representative of the … Continue reading Yismach Yisrael by Rabbi Dr. Joseph Litvin, London 1958

Tzion Rashi, by Dayan Moshe Avigdor Chaikin, London 1921

I've previously written about Rabbi Chaikin's other book printed in London, Klalei HaPoskim, which was printed in 1923.  This book was printed a little earlier, in 1921.  My copy is in it's original paper wrapper, with almost uncut pages folded from sheets.  It is waiting to be taken to a bookbinder.  The paper is not … Continue reading Tzion Rashi, by Dayan Moshe Avigdor Chaikin, London 1921

Think and Thank, The Montefiore Synagogue and College, Ramsgate, Rev. D. A. Jessurun Cardozo, Paul Goodman, London, 1933

This book was published to commemorate the centenary of the Montefiore Synagogue and College at Ramsgate.  It has two sections: From the dedication of the Synagogue to the death of Sir Moses Montefiore, by Rev. D. A. Jessurun Cardozo, Hazan of the Synagogue. The Montefiore Endowment 1885-1933 by Paul Goodman. Moses Montefiore and his wife … Continue reading Think and Thank, The Montefiore Synagogue and College, Ramsgate, Rev. D. A. Jessurun Cardozo, Paul Goodman, London, 1933

Klalei HaPoskim (Rules of the Codifiers) by Rabbi Moshe Avigdor Chaikin, London 1923

This is a descriptive index on the rules and sources of the Poskim, the halachic rabbinical authorities, by Rabbi Moshe Avigdor Chaikin.  After the introduction, which I have scanned in full below, there is a dedication to Rabbi Chaikin's wife, Tanna Rivka, daughter of Rabbi Solomon Zalman Pinsker.  The book is arranged alphabetically, and after … Continue reading Klalei HaPoskim (Rules of the Codifiers) by Rabbi Moshe Avigdor Chaikin, London 1923