This little book was issued officially by the British Government to Jewish soldiers who fought in the Second World War. It was edited by Dayan Mark Gollop, who was the Senior Jewish Chaplain to the Armed Forces. For more about Dayan Gollop, see my post on his copy of A Book of Jewish Thoughts here. … Continue reading Prayer Book for Jewish Members of H. M. Forces, issued by H. M. Stationery Office with the Authority of the Chief Rabbi,1940.
In the nineteenth century the wealthier Jews started to move out of the East End of London to the more fashionable West End. In 1848 the Central Synagogue was established as a 'branch' of the Great Synagogue in the City of London for those for whom the walk to the Great Synagogue was too far. … Continue reading Central Synagogue, Nineteenth Annual Report, 1908.
This is a nice book. Not just the content, but the quality. The paper is higher quality than expected for 1929, the blue leather spine and binding have a certain class, and it comes as a surprise that it was printed at the press of the Yiddish newspaper, Di Zeit. The content is also of … Continue reading Yad Pinchas on Hadranim of the Talmud, Rabbi Pinchas Yaakov Gerber, London, 1929.
Those who have read my post on the Hammersmith Synagogue will find the Hampstead Synagogue familiar. Read on to find out why. During the 1880s the Jewish population of Hampstead began to increase. The push to build a new Synagogue in the West Hampstead area was lead by Herbert Bentwich. On May 30th 1889, Bentwich … Continue reading Hampstead Synagogue, Tenth Annual Report, 1901-1902.
This book was originally intended to be published in 1940, the Jubilee of the Hammersmith Synagogue, but war intervened, and it was not published until 1950, by which time its author, Reverend Michael Adler had passed away. Michael Adler was born in 1868 and educated at Jews College. He is remembered today chiefly as the … Continue reading The History of the Hammersmith Synagogue, Michael Adler, London 1950