Jewish Chronicle 1894 – Bayswater Synagogue Installs Electric Light

This is a bound volume of the Jewish Chronicle for the year 1894.  The format is a little different to the Jewish Chronicle of today.  The paper is better than modern newsprint and has stood up well to time. The first thing that is noticeable is that there are no photographs.  Apart from the occasional … Continue reading Jewish Chronicle 1894 – Bayswater Synagogue Installs Electric Light

The Jewish Year Book 5663 (1902-1903), Isidore Harris. The London Synagogues.

This is another copy of the Jewish Year book - this time for 1902-3.  It is the seventh issue, and much expanded from the 1896 first issue that I wrote about here.  It is a printed snapshot of the Anglo-Jewish community in 1902, and like the other Jewish Year Books has too much information to … Continue reading The Jewish Year Book 5663 (1902-1903), Isidore Harris. The London Synagogues.

Jewish Year Book, London 1917, edited by Rev. Isidore Harris – Manchester

This is the 1917 edition of the Jewish Year Book, which was published by the Jewish Chronicle and produced under difficult wartime conditions as a paperback with thinner paper.  However, it is absolutely packed with information - a printed snapshot of the Anglo-Jewish community in 1917.  I cannot scan it all, and so I have … Continue reading Jewish Year Book, London 1917, edited by Rev. Isidore Harris – Manchester

Jewish Year Book 1917, edited by Rev. Isidore Harris – and Jewish Friendly and Benefit Societies

This is the 1917 edition of the Jewish Year Book, which was published by the Jewish Chronicle and produced under difficult wartime conditions as a paperback with thinner paper.  However, it is absolutely packed with information - a printed snapshot of the Anglo-Jewish community in 1917.  I cannot scan it all, and so I have … Continue reading Jewish Year Book 1917, edited by Rev. Isidore Harris – and Jewish Friendly and Benefit Societies

“Beth Hamedrash & Beth Din”, (House of Learning & Judgement) – A Jewish Court, from The Graphic, August 11th, 1906

This item is a single page from the London Newspaper The Graphic.  With descriptions by Lucien Woolf, it depicts the members of the London Beth Din at a crucial time in 1906, just before the Federation of Synagogues withdrew Dayan Chaikin from the London Beth Din.  It also provides us with striking images of the … Continue reading “Beth Hamedrash & Beth Din”, (House of Learning & Judgement) – A Jewish Court, from The Graphic, August 11th, 1906

Hayehoody – Hebrew Newspaper, edited and printed by Rabbi Isaac Suwalsky, London 14th April 1908.

Below you will find a complete copy of Hayehoody - The Jew - which was a weekly Hebrew newspaper written, edited, typeset and printed by one man - Rabbi Isaac Suwalsky.  I have seen a bound volume of these in the National Library in Jerusalem.  I have one copy, which is printed on paper that … Continue reading Hayehoody – Hebrew Newspaper, edited and printed by Rabbi Isaac Suwalsky, London 14th April 1908.

Der Fonograf – A Yiddish Weekly Family Paper – Science, Literature and Humour, London 1909

I have a number of issues of der Fonograf, which describes itself as a Yiddish Weekly Family Paper for Science, Literature and Humor.  Published every Friday by the Jewish Press Ltd. at 40 Osborn Street, London.  My copies are from 1909, and it seems to have been published from about 1908 at least until 1914.  This … Continue reading Der Fonograf – A Yiddish Weekly Family Paper – Science, Literature and Humour, London 1909

HaOlam, London 1934 – Chaim Nachman Bialik dies on July 4th (21st Tamuz).

Readers in the United States probably think of July 4th as Independence Day.  However, it is also the date that Chaim Nachman Bialik died, in Vienna in 1934, as evidenced by my bound volume of HaOlam, the magazine of the World Zionist Organization. (I apologise for the lower quality of some of the photographs - … Continue reading HaOlam, London 1934 – Chaim Nachman Bialik dies on July 4th (21st Tamuz).

The Voice of Jacob, the first Anglo-Jewish Newspaper, edited by Jacob Franklin, London, founded September 1841. (This volume 1845-1846).

The first Jewish newspaper in England was not the Jewish Chronicle - it was the Voice of Jacob, founded by Jacob Franklin (1809–1877), a traditional Orthodox Jew from a prominent family with connections to the Anglo-Jewish elite. He established the Voice of Jacob in order to address the low level of Jewish knowledge and observance … Continue reading The Voice of Jacob, the first Anglo-Jewish Newspaper, edited by Jacob Franklin, London, founded September 1841. (This volume 1845-1846).

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