Vallentine’s Anglo-Jewish Almanac and Diary 1927 (5688), with London advertisements and complete list of Mohelim.

This is Vallentine's Almanac for 1927 - the 90th year of publication.  Apart from a diary and times for Shabbos etc, I have scanned the ads, many of which are for kosher eating establishments in the old Jewish East End of London. It was edited by Rev. Morris Rosenbaum of the Borough Synagogue, and printed … Continue reading Vallentine’s Anglo-Jewish Almanac and Diary 1927 (5688), with London advertisements and complete list of Mohelim.

Ohr Chadash, Rabbi Joseph Kohn-Zedek, London 1881.

Rabbi Joseph Kohn-Zedek was a rabbinical scholar and preacher who was born in Lemberg in 1827 and died in London in 1903.  He had studied with the chief Rabbi of Lemberg, Joseph Saul Nathansohn, and attended also the yeshiva of Joseph Yekeles, rabbi of Yavorov. While at Lemberg he produced a number of Hebrew poems of … Continue reading Ohr Chadash, Rabbi Joseph Kohn-Zedek, London 1881.

HaOlam, London 1934 – Chaim Nachman Bialik dies on July 4th (21st Tamuz).

Readers in the United States probably think of July 4th as Independence Day.  However, it is also the date that Chaim Nachman Bialik died, in Vienna in 1934, as evidenced by my bound volume of HaOlam, the magazine of the World Zionist Organization. (I apologise for the lower quality of some of the photographs - … Continue reading HaOlam, London 1934 – Chaim Nachman Bialik dies on July 4th (21st Tamuz).

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