Bais Yisroel by Rabbi Hirsch Turetzky of Glasgow, printed in Leeds.

I do not know much about Rabbi Turetzky, sometimes spelled Turetsky.  He is another of Britain's forgotten rabbis.  There were other Rabbis called Turetzky, and they are probably part of the same family, but I have not been able to connect them and would appreciate information.  All I really know is that he was a … Continue reading Bais Yisroel by Rabbi Hirsch Turetzky of Glasgow, printed in Leeds.

MiShanah LeShanah, Yearbook of the Golders Green Beth Hamedrash Congregation 5733 (1972-1973).

This is a snapshot of an important community in Golders Green fifty years ago.  The Golders Green Beth Hamedrash was founded by Rabbi Dr. Elie Munk in 1934. Much of the original membership consisted of orthodox German refugees, following the theological approach of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch. Rabbi Eliahu Munk (not to be confused with … Continue reading MiShanah LeShanah, Yearbook of the Golders Green Beth Hamedrash Congregation 5733 (1972-1973).

The Sephardim of England, by Albert M. Hyamson, London, 1951

This is an important work of reference, written by Albert Montefiore Hyamson (1875 - 1954), a British civil servant and historian.  He was the nephew of Dayan Moses Hyamson of the London Beth Din (Rabbinical Court).  Albert Hyamson  was born in London and entered the civil service in 1895, initially at the Post Office. During … Continue reading The Sephardim of England, by Albert M. Hyamson, London, 1951