I have a number of copies of Di Zeit (pronounced Di Tsayt), The Jewish Times, London's daily Yiddish newspaper, in my collection. Di Zeit was founded in 1913 by Morris Myer, an immigrant from Roumania. Originally it was a newspaper for the Jewish working class, then it became a supporter of Zionism and the Poalei … Continue reading Di Zeit – Yiddish Daily Newspaper, London, 1949 – Advertisements and Classified
I wrote about Bayswater synagogue installing electric lighting in 1894 in my previous post about this Jewish Chronicle volume. This time I will go through a selection of advertisements and announcements that are typical of the 1894 Jewish Chronicle. In 1894, the London times newspaper carried paid announcements of births, marriages and deaths on the … Continue reading Jewish Chronicle 1894 – Advertisements and Announcements
This is a bound volume of the Jewish Chronicle for the year 1894. The format is a little different to the Jewish Chronicle of today. The paper is better than modern newsprint and has stood up well to time. The first thing that is noticeable is that there are no photographs. Apart from the occasional … Continue reading Jewish Chronicle 1894 – Bayswater Synagogue Installs Electric Light
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
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)
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.
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.
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.