Rabbi Israel Chaim Daiches was the Rabbi of the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol in Leeds, England, from 1901. This Shul was founded in the 1870s and grew until it was able to appoint an Eastern European Rabbinical scholar as its Rabbi. Israel Chaim Daiches was born in 1850 in Darshunishek, Lithuania, into a Rabbinical family. His … Continue reading Pirchei HaAviv, by Rabbi Israel Chaim Daiches, Vilna, 1870.
This little book has the most amazing prenumeranten (subscription) list, so please read right through to the end! Henich/Chanoch/Henry Olivestone was born in Warsaw in about 1884 and died in 1952. he emigrated to the British Isles and became a Shochet (Ritual Slaughterer) and Shaliach Tsibur (Synagogue Reader) in Tredegar, in Wales. The Jewish community … Continue reading Zecher Ov, i.e. Memory of Father by Zev Wolf Olivenstein of Warsaw, published by Rev. H. Olivestone, Tredegar (Wales), London 1916.
This post is about a book from my collection of antique seforim - not my Anglo-Judaica collection. As it is Tu Bishvat I thought I would write about my copy of Masseches Rosh HaShanah from the Talmud, printed in Dyhernfurth in 1799. Dyhernfurth is the German name, and today it is in western Poland, known … Continue reading Masseches Rosh Hashanah, 1799, Dyhernfurth
I previously wrote about my copy of the Ninth Annual Report of the Anglo Jewish Association for 1879-80. Please click on the link to see this book. For scans of the membership lists if the British Empire Branches, including Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Gibraltar etc., please click on this link. These are scans of the … Continue reading Anglo-Jewish Association Branch Members from the Provinces from the 1879-80 Year Book.
This book came from a lot which was sold at Christies' sale of 23rd June 1998, part of which I purchased from a friendly dealer. It speaks for itself - 500 pages of arguments in the form of dialogues, by a Christian writer, basically explaining things which made people prejudiced against the Jews. This copy … Continue reading An attempt to remove prejudices concerning the Jewish Nation, Thomas Witherby, London 1804.
This little booklet is one of the Annual reports of the Jewish Branch of the Children's Country Holiday Fund. The President of this Charity in 1909 was Ernest Louis Franklin. For more information about the Franklin family, click here. The committee includes the wives of several well-to-do members of the Jewish community, including Mrs. Herbert … Continue reading Jewish Branch of the Children’s Country Holiday’s Fund, Report, London, 1909 (1910).
I am really not sure where I acquired this item, which is just an example of the ephemera sometimes acquired by a book collector. It is a printers proof of the Order of Service which was eventually distributed at the installation of Rabbi Israel Brodie on 28th June 1948. It is marked-up in pencil and … Continue reading Order of Service at the Installation of Rabbi Israel Brodie as Chief Rabbi, New Synagogue, London, 1948
This is the second part of Rabbi Singer's writings. The first part was published in 1939 when all was well with Rabbi Singer and his synagogue, the Philpot Street Great Synagogue, which was one of the most important synagogues belonging to the Federation of Synagogues in the East End of London. If you have not … Continue reading L’Lev Ami, To the Heart of My People, Part II, Rabbi Aaron Jacob Singer, London 1955
This is one of my favourite books. East End story originated in a series of articles that A. B. Levy, a journalist and writer who was the son of a Hull tailor wrote for the Jewish Chronicle from 1948 to 1950. It evokes memories of the East End of London, damaged, but still surviving in … Continue reading East End Story, by Abraham Bernard Levy, London (1951).
I previously wrote about my copy of the Ninth Annual Report of the Anglo Jewish Association for 1879-80. Please click on the link to see this book. Also, please click here for membership lists of the Provincial Branches of the Anglo Jewish Association in 1879. These are scans of the membership lists for the various … Continue reading Anglo-Jewish Association Branch Members from Australia, New Zealand, Gibraltar, Jamaica and Cape from the 1879-80 Year Book.