Peace is Everybody’s Business, by Ilya Ehrenburg, London (Narod Press) 1970

Israel Narodiczky and his sons (after his death) did not just print Hebrew and Jewish books. He also printed a wide variety of Anarchist, Socialist and other political publications. This booklet, with two speeches by Ilya Ehrenberg was published by the press department of the Soviet Embassy in Britain and printed by the Narod Press … Continue reading Peace is Everybody’s Business, by Ilya Ehrenburg, London (Narod Press) 1970

Machzor Im Kavanat Hapaytan, London 1771 (two volumes)

This is the first set of Machzorim - Festival and High Holy Day Prayers - printed by Jewish printers and published in London. It is a two-volume set, published in 1771 by Moses ben Gershon and partners. Prior to this similar volumes, published in Saltzbach and Furth were in use. I have several examples of … Continue reading Machzor Im Kavanat Hapaytan, London 1771 (two volumes)

Unto My People, El-Ami, by Rabbi Moshe Avigdor Amiel, translated by Rabbi L. Rabinowitz, published by M. L. Cailingold, London, 1931.

Rabbi Moshe Avigdor Amiel was born in Porozowo, near Vilna in 1883.  He was educated at the Telz Yeshiva, and studied in Vilna with Rabbi Chaim Soloveitchik and Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzinski.  He was one of the first Rabbis to join the Zionist Mizrachi Movement.  Rabbi Amiel was elected Chief Rabbi of Antwerp, in Belgium, … Continue reading Unto My People, El-Ami, by Rabbi Moshe Avigdor Amiel, translated by Rabbi L. Rabinowitz, published by M. L. Cailingold, London, 1931.

Tracts Published by the Jewish Association for the Diffusion of Religious Knowledge, London 1860.

The United Synagogue's Jewish Religious Education Board was originally known as the Jewish Association for the Diffusion of Religious Knowledge. According to Chief Rabbi Hertz, speaking in 1931, "In arming thousands and thousands of the children of the poor against the moral dangers of life, by teaching them reverence and unquestioned obedience to higher things, … Continue reading Tracts Published by the Jewish Association for the Diffusion of Religious Knowledge, London 1860.

The Jewish Year Book 5663 (1902-1903), Isidore Harris. The London Synagogues.

This is another copy of the Jewish Year book - this time for 1902-3.  It is the seventh issue, and much expanded from the 1896 first issue that I wrote about here.  It is a printed snapshot of the Anglo-Jewish community in 1902, and like the other Jewish Year Books has too much information to … Continue reading The Jewish Year Book 5663 (1902-1903), Isidore Harris. The London Synagogues.