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.

Sefer Regesh Amorenu by Rabbi Gershon Meir Boyarsky, Vilna, press of the widow and brothers Romm, 1898.

I have had this book on my shelves for some years, intrigued by the subtitle that these are the sermons that the author gave in the Jewish communities of Britain and America, and that the author says that he was a Rabbi in Liverpool and Newcastle in Britain and in Houston, Texas and Utica, New … Continue reading Sefer Regesh Amorenu by Rabbi Gershon Meir Boyarsky, Vilna, press of the widow and brothers Romm, 1898.

Tziunim ve-Tamrurim, by Rabbi Isaiah Raffalovich, Tel Aviv, 1952

Rabbi Raffalovich is another of the forgotten British Rabbis.  He is usually remembered for his time as Chief Rabbi of Brazil.  However, he was first in Manchester and then  Rabbi in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales, and then for 20 years Rabbi of the Hope Place Synagogue in Liverpool.  He also did something that I urge … Continue reading Tziunim ve-Tamrurim, by Rabbi Isaiah Raffalovich, Tel Aviv, 1952

The Passionate Jew and Cobbles of the God-Road. A book of poems written and illustrated by Izak Goller, London 1923.

Recently,  Rabbi Meir Salasnik reminded me that Rev. Izak Goller was at one time Minister of Walthamstow and Leyton Synagogue.  This is a book of poetry, published in 1923 - his first book - when Izak Goller was at Walthamstow and Leyton.  It is a small art book, printed on good quality laid paper with … Continue reading The Passionate Jew and Cobbles of the God-Road. A book of poems written and illustrated by Izak Goller, London 1923.

Beis Yisroel by Rabbi Lewis (Arieh Leib) Levine of Liverpool, London 1903.

This was Rabbi Levine's first book, printed in 1903 at the Bril press, which also printed the newspaper 'Telefon'. Rabbi Arieh Leib Levine, known as Lewis Levine was born in Traby, near Ivye in the district of Grodno in 1861.  He emigrated to England in the 1890s, and when this book was published, he was … Continue reading Beis Yisroel by Rabbi Lewis (Arieh Leib) Levine of Liverpool, London 1903.

LiTekufot Hayamim, The Cycle of Seasons by Rabbi Samuel Jacob Rabinowitz of Liverpool, London, 1917.

Rabbi Rabinowitz was born in Kelme, Lithuania, in 1857. He was a member of the Zionist group, Chovevei Zion (Lovers of Zion), attended the second Zionist Congress, and was elected to the Zionist General Council.  He was one of the founders of the Mizrachi movement and was appointed Rabbi of Liverpool in 1906.  He was … Continue reading LiTekufot Hayamim, The Cycle of Seasons by Rabbi Samuel Jacob Rabinowitz of Liverpool, 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

Marche Lev by Rabbi Arieh Leib (Lewis) Levine of Liverpool, London 1907

This is an early Narodiczky press publication (number 46 in Moshe Sanders list), written by Rabbi Arieh Leib Levine, known as Lewis Levine.  Rabbi Levine was born in Traby, near Ivye in the district of Grodno in 1861.  He emigrated to England in the 1890s, and when this book was published, he was Rabbi of … Continue reading Marche Lev by Rabbi Arieh Leib (Lewis) Levine of Liverpool, London 1907

Yeshresh Yaakov by Rabbi Samuel Jacob Rabinowitz of Liverpool, 1925

Yeshresh Yaacov, a volume of essays and addresses by Rabbi Samuel Jacob Rabinowitz of Liverpool was published in 1925 by the Rabbi S. J. Rabinowitz Memorial Publication Fund.  It has a foreword by Rabbi Isser Yehuda Unterman and a long list of subscribers, providing the names and addresses of many of the leading members of … Continue reading Yeshresh Yaakov by Rabbi Samuel Jacob Rabinowitz of Liverpool, 1925