This 72 page booklet is a remarkable document of Jewish History. It provides a window into late Victorian social history. A description of a charitable institution, complete with a medical report and a listing of the applications for residence, with their diseases, since the opening of the Home. Then there is a long subscription list … Continue reading Fourth Report of the Home and Hospital for Jewish Incurables, London, for the year ending December 31st 1893.
This is not the Anglo-Judaica that I usually write about, but a book from my antique Judaica collection. It is a copy of a small tractate (massechet in Hebrew) of the Talmud, called Moed Katan (Little Festival), and was printed in Frankfurt Am Main in 1720. It deals with the laws that pertain to the … Continue reading Talmud: Moed Katan, Frankfurt Am Main, 1720.
This is the 1917 edition of the Jewish Year Book, which was published by the Jewish Chronicle and produced under difficult wartime conditions as a paperback with thinner paper. However, it is absolutely packed with information – a printed snapshot of the Anglo-Jewish community in 1917. I was asked if I could provide a scan … Continue reading Jewish Year Book 1917, Provincial Synagogues and Institutions, A-D.
This book was on my 'want list' for years and years, and suddenly one of my favourite book dealers, Israel Mizrachi, had a copy for sale - and here it is! In English, it is titled 'Dentistry - An essay with quotations from the Talmud and practical directions for all. It was written during the … Continue reading Dentistik (Dentistry), by Morris Katz (Pinchas Moshe Kac), London 1943. (In Yiddish)