Atem Edi – Ye Are My Witnesses – by former students of Dr. Samuel Daiches at Jews College, London. Published – M. L. Cailingold, 1936.

This book was written in honour of Rabbi Dr. Samuel Daiches, who had completed 25 years as a Lecturer at Jews College, London in 1932. Samuel Daiches was born in 1878 in Vilna. His father, Rabbi Israel Hayyim Daiches, emigrated to England with his family and became a Rabbi in Leeds. I have previously written … Continue reading Atem Edi – Ye Are My Witnesses – by former students of Dr. Samuel Daiches at Jews College, London. Published – M. L. Cailingold, 1936.

The Jewish Year Book, London, 1907, edited by Rev. Isidore Harris – Provincial Communities

By 1907 the Jewish Year Book was in its twelfth year of publication, and was packed with useful information about the Jewish community in the British Empire. The editor, Reverend Isidore Harris, was born in London in 1853, and educated at Jews College and University College, London. He was appointed Minister of the West London … Continue reading The Jewish Year Book, London, 1907, edited by Rev. Isidore Harris – Provincial Communities

Two Pesach Machzorim, both Rev. D. A. De Sola, London, 1860.

These are two nicely bound copies of the Festival Prayers, according to the custom of the German and Polish Jews, translated by Rev. D. A. De Sola, Minister of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews (at Bevis Marks).  They were printed and published by P. Vallentine in 1860. The first one belonged to Mrs. E. Gompers.  … Continue reading Two Pesach Machzorim, both Rev. D. A. De Sola, London, 1860.

Zecher Ov, i.e. Memory of Father by Zev Wolf Olivenstein of Warsaw, published by Rev. H. Olivestone, Tredegar (Wales), London 1916.

This little book has the most amazing prenumeranten (subscription) list, so please read right through to the end! Henich/Chanoch/Henry Olivestone was born in Warsaw in about 1884 and died in 1952. he emigrated to the British Isles and became a Shochet (Ritual Slaughterer) and Shaliach Tsibur (Synagogue Reader) in Tredegar, in Wales. The Jewish community … Continue reading Zecher Ov, i.e. Memory of Father by Zev Wolf Olivenstein of Warsaw, published by Rev. H. Olivestone, Tredegar (Wales), London 1916.

Anglo-Jewish Association Branch Members from the Provinces from the 1879-80 Year Book.

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.  For scans of the membership lists if the British Empire Branches, including Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Gibraltar etc., please click on this link. These are scans of the … Continue reading Anglo-Jewish Association Branch Members from the Provinces from the 1879-80 Year Book.

Al HaRishonim VeAchronim by Rabbi Zusman Hodes of Birmingham, London 1927.

Rabbi Zusman Hodes was born in Lithuania about 1870 and received Semicha from Rabbi Jacob Reines.  he was the Rabbi of the Belfast Hebrew congregation from 1906 to 1916 , and then the Birmingham Central Synagogue (the Birmingham Beis Hamedrash) until his retirement in 1942.  After his retirement he moved to Leeds and worked for … Continue reading Al HaRishonim VeAchronim by Rabbi Zusman Hodes of Birmingham, London 1927.

Palestina – The Chovevei Zion Quarterly, September 1897

Palestina was the journal of the Chovevei Zion (Lovers of Zion) Association.  This was formally founded in 1884 and was at one time a large, strong international movement, with branches called 'Tents' in major Jewish communities throughout Great Britain and Ireland.                 However, they gave only a reluctant … Continue reading Palestina – The Chovevei Zion Quarterly, September 1897