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

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.

The Ninth Annual Report of the Anglo-Jewish Association, London, 1879-1880

The year is 1880, on the eve of the great Jewish immigration from Eastern Europe to England. Anglo-Jewry, established from 1656, had prospered.  If you could afford a minimum of five shillings per year, you could be a member of the Anglo-Jewish Association. This 200-page volume includes details of the work of the Association, and … Continue reading The Ninth Annual Report of the Anglo-Jewish Association, London, 1879-1880

Faith and Science, by Rabbi Mordechai Tzvi Schwartz, Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Hull, London 1926

This is a book in English, written by Rabbi Mordechai Tzvi Schwartz, one time Rabbi of the Mile End and Bow Synagogue in London, but from 1920 Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Hull in Yorkshire.  I have previously written about his book Doresh Tov LeAmo here. The Synagogue, on Cogan Street in Hull, was … Continue reading Faith and Science, by Rabbi Mordechai Tzvi Schwartz, Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Hull, London 1926

Sefer Doresh Tov LeAmo by Rabbi Mordechai Zvi Schwartz, London 1917

Rabbi Mordechai Zvi Schwartz (1883 - 1962) was born in Sirte (Szurte, Hungary) and came to London before the First World War.  He was the Rabbi of the Mile End and Bow Federation Synagogue, and this book was published in 1917 and printed by the Narodiczky Press.  I have a family connection.   My great-grandfather, Marks … Continue reading Sefer Doresh Tov LeAmo by Rabbi Mordechai Zvi Schwartz, London 1917

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

Maarche Shmuel by Rabbi Samuel Menachem Brod of Hull, 1931

This little book of 48 pages was written by Rabbi Samuel Menachem ben Nachum Dov Brod of Hull, Yorkshire, England.  Rabbi Brod was born in Russia (which included Poland) in 1856.  His name may originally have been Brody.  He arrived in Hull in approximately 1898 and stayed there until his death in 1938.  Rabbi Brod … Continue reading Maarche Shmuel by Rabbi Samuel Menachem Brod of Hull, 1931