This report, covering the year ended 30th September 1939, provides a picture of the JNF at the beginning of the Second World War. There is great concern over the Jews of Poland, a community of three and a half million Jews. Where can they go? Only in Palestine can they find a home. The Jewish … Continue reading Jewish National Fund for Great Britain & Ireland, Report 5699, London 1939.
Month: October 2022
Sefer Torath Abodath HaAdamah by Isser Yosef Einhorn, London 1910.
This is a detailed guide, in Hebrew, to agriculture, including plants, terrain, climate, drainage - in fact everything that you need to know to grow things. It is a technical guide for Jewish agriculturalists. The book covers the various species of earth products, atmospheric conditions, soils, irrigation, ploughing, manures, sowing, the warfare against insects and … Continue reading Sefer Torath Abodath HaAdamah by Isser Yosef Einhorn, London 1910.
Form of Prayers for the Day of Atonement according to the custom of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews, David Levi, London 5551 (1791).
I have a set of these Machzorim (Festival Prayer Books), in near mint condition, but sadly with no bookplate or information about who owned them. The translation, into fine 18th century English, demonstrates the skill of the erudite scholar, David Levi. The prayer for King George the Third and the Royal family, below, is particularly … Continue reading Form of Prayers for the Day of Atonement according to the custom of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews, David Levi, London 5551 (1791).
Apiryon, Volume IV Number XI, by Shmuel Miller of Yonkers, New York, 1926-1927.
This is a Rabbinical journal which I have included in my collection to demonstrate the international renown of Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Ferber of London, extracts from whose book, Kerem HaTzvi are included. The editor, Shmuel Miller, is Dr. Simon Miller (1887-1971), a Yonkers dentist who served as a lay leader of Ohab Zedek and local … Continue reading Apiryon, Volume IV Number XI, by Shmuel Miller of Yonkers, New York, 1926-1927.
The Jewish Literary Annual, London 1905.
The Union of Jewish Literary Societies was an association of societies founded in 1902 in London for the diffusion of Jewish Literature, history and sociology, and for the co-ordination of the work of Jewish literary societies. The organization grew out of a conference of Jewish literary societies convened by the North London Jewish Literary and … Continue reading The Jewish Literary Annual, London 1905.