This was tipped inside my copy of the official opening and consecration of the nearby Finchley Synagogue, which took place the following week. Presumably the original owner attended both events. Hendon United Synagogue was originally called Hendon Synagogue. From 1928 to 1935 it was at 128 Brent Street, London NW4. The original building was sold … Continue reading Hendon Synagogue Hebrew School, Annual Prize Distribution, 9th April 1967.
Finchley United Synagogue, in North West London, often known as "Kinloss" is a large orthodox Synagogue with architectural features that look like the grill of a Rolls Royce (at least, to me). The site was originally acquired by the United Synagogue in 1934, and there was an earlier building on the site. This is the … Continue reading Order of Service at the Official Opening and Consecration of the new Finchley Synagogue, Kinloss Gardens, London, 16th April 1967.
This is a book from my antique book collection. Darke Moshe was written by the Rema, Rabbi Moses ben Israel Isserles, who was among the foremost halachic authorities. He is usually known for his glosses, called Mappah, on the Shulchan Aruch. The Rema’s work made the Shulchan Aruch acceptable to the Ashkenazim. He established a … Continue reading Darke Moshe, by Rabbi Moses Isserles (The Rema), First Edition, Furth, 1760.
This book is from my antique book collection. It is the first edition of Nidchei Yisroel, printed in 1893 on poor quality paper, originally in paper wrappers, perhaps to keep the cost as low as possible. The pages have browned and I have scanned them in black and white to make them clearer. Rabbi Yisrael … Continue reading Sefer Nidchei Yisroel, by Rabbi Yisroel Meir Kagan, the “Chofetz Chaim”, First edition, Warsaw 1893.
This little book was published by R. Mazin in 1912. Reverend Asher Perlzweig (1876-1942) was born in Kamenetz Podolsk in the Ukraine in about 1876. He studied composition in Vienna and in London under Dr. Prout. He was elected Chazan of Vine Court Synagogue in the East End of London in 1896. He became the … Continue reading Manual of Neginoth by Rev. A Perlzweig, London 1912.
This is an interesting Order of Service. Dr. Lionel Rosen was the newly elected Lord Mayor of the City of Hull. He was a lawyer, and a Labour member of the City Council for over 25 years. He had been Sheriff of Hull in 1951-52, and was the fourth Jew to be Lord Mayor of … Continue reading Hull Old Hebrew Synagogue – the Lord Mayor’s Service, 1972 Kingston upon Hull, England.
This is an interesting book by a slightly forgotten British Rabbi. Rabbi Abraham Zevi Weinstein was born in Azhore, near Grodno, in 1901. He studied in the Yeshivos (Rabbinical schools) of Grodno and Slobodka and was then the young Rabbi of Liskova, Lithuania, until he came to England in 1928 to be the Rabbi of … Continue reading Sefer Shaarei HaMitzvos, by Rabbi Abraham Tzvi Weinstein, London 1953.
This is a Siddur (a prayer book with daily and Sabbath prayers), published in London in 1789 by David Levi. It is important as it was the first Siddur with an English translation. It is very comprehensive with prayers for every occasion as well as a prayer for the Royal Family - King George III. … Continue reading Seder Hatefilot – Form of Prayers according to the custom of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews, David Levi, London, 1789.
This is not just another Yiddish text book. It was written for non-Jews so that they could communicate with the Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants who had been arriving in relatively large numbers and settling in the East End of London since 1882. Although the book has been reprinted, and you can buy a new copy on … Continue reading First Steps in Yiddish, H. Heathcote, London 1907.