This book is in my library not because of its content, but because it has the stamp of the Scarborough Street Synagogue, and I am going to relate the story of this Synagogue. I have previously written about another book with this stamp - see "Dayan Fisher's copy of Chemdas Hanefesh". The book itself is … Continue reading The Scarborough Street Synagogue (original owner of Divrei Chaim by Rabbi Aaron Chaim of Kaidanov, Vilna 1898)
I am really not sure where I acquired this item, which is just an example of the ephemera sometimes acquired by a book collector. It is a printers proof of the Order of Service which was eventually distributed at the installation of Rabbi Israel Brodie on 28th June 1948. It is marked-up in pencil and … Continue reading Order of Service at the Installation of Rabbi Israel Brodie as Chief Rabbi, New Synagogue, London, 1948
I previously wrote about my copy of the Ninth Annual Report of the Anglo Jewish Association for 1879-80. Please click on the link to see this book. Also, please click here for membership lists of the Provincial Branches of the Anglo Jewish Association in 1879. These are scans of the membership lists for the various … Continue reading Anglo-Jewish Association Branch Members from Australia, New Zealand, Gibraltar, Jamaica and Cape from the 1879-80 Year Book.
Reverend Isidore Myers was born in Suwalki, Lithuanian Poland, in 1856. He was brought to Australia by his parents, at the age of thirteen. Following a thorough education he became Secretary of the East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation in 1876, and became its Minister 1883-1889. From 1882 he was a Freemason, a member of the Golden … Continue reading Gems from The Talmud, Rev. Isidore Myers, London 1894.