Ben-A Sochachewsky (1889-1958) was a journalist, poet and teller of Chassidic stories. He was born in Lodz, Poland, and arrived in London about 1913. He was on the editorial staff of Di Zeit, the London Yiddish newspaper, of which I have written about here. His actual name was Yechiel Meir or “Chil Majer” Sochachewsky, but … Continue reading Lemech, by Ben-A Sochachewsky, Yiddish, London, 1941.
I've written about this little book before (click here), but did not include Rabbi Szpetman's ideas on Lag BeOmer (The 33rd day of the Omer). Lag BeOmer is a festive day in the Jewish calendar. It is the 33rd day after the second night of Pesach (Passover), and is a day of great joy. It … Continue reading Pesach, Lag BeOmer, Shavuos, by Rabbi Shiya Szpetman, Yiddish, London 1955. (2 – Lag BeOmer).
Rabbi Herschel Levin, also known as Rabbi Harris Levin was born in Bialystock in about 1872, and became a Rabbi in Belfast, Northern Ireland in about 1893 and soon after in Manchester England. He was the Rabbi of the Chaye Adam synagogue in Manchester for twenty years and Minister of the Rydal Mount Congregation, Cheetham, … Continue reading Sefer Tzava, by Rabbi Herschel Levin, Manchester, 1929.
This edition was published by George Augener in London in 1896. The arranger, Ernst Pauer was born in Vienna in 1826, and moved to London in 1851. He was engaged to perform daily recitals at the Great Exhibition in South Kensington, and arranged piano music for the music publisher George Augener. The introduction, reproduced below, … Continue reading Zemiroth Israel, traditional Hebrew melodies, arranged for the pianoforte by Ernst Pauer; with an explanatory preface by Francis L. Cohen. London, 1896.
This is the Annual Report of the British Zionist Federation, printed at the Narodiczky Press in Whitechapel just after the end of the Second World War. It was a critical time and the report demonstrates the energy and vitality of the British Zionist movement at that time. It lists many names of activists. I have … Continue reading The Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland, Forty-Fifth Annual Report, London 1945.