The Jewish Travel Guide, 1964, by ‘Green Flag’ (F. H. Samuel), London 1964, Jewish Chronicle Publications.

This book is in my Anglo-Judaica collection for nostalgia. It was compiled by 'Green Flag". This was the pseudonym of F. H. Samuel, a long-time Jewish Chronicle journalist who worked for the Jewish Chronicle for over 50 years. He started as the office boy and ended as a respected journalist, edited the travel column for … Continue reading The Jewish Travel Guide, 1964, by ‘Green Flag’ (F. H. Samuel), London 1964, Jewish Chronicle Publications.

Moledet No. 9 – published by the Jewish National Fund Education Department, London 1954.

I just bought this childrens' magazine for my collection, and was so pleased with it that I decided to write about it.  It is beautifully produced and illustrated with 96 pages plus a fold-out map of Israel. Perhaps a little expensive for 1954 - priced at two shillings. The first name in the list of … Continue reading Moledet No. 9 – published by the Jewish National Fund Education Department, London 1954.

The Jewish Chronicle, London, 1915 – Advertisements, Announcements etc. (250th Post)

This is a bound volume of the Jewish Chronicle for 1915 that I added to my collection some years ago. The paper is a little fragile, but has held up well.  There is a noticeable downgrade in quality of paper towards the end of the year - something that would not be noticeable of I … Continue reading The Jewish Chronicle, London, 1915 – Advertisements, Announcements etc. (250th Post)

Arbeiter Freynd – The Workers Friend, Anarchist newspaper in Yiddish, London 1905

I have about six months of issues of this famous and classic newspaper, printed in 1905. The paper is brown and disintegrating and we have done our best to produce some photographs - it is far too fragile to scan. The Arbeiter Freynd was started in London in 1885 by Morris Winchevsky.  It would periodically … Continue reading Arbeiter Freynd – The Workers Friend, Anarchist newspaper in Yiddish, London 1905

Di Zeit – Yiddish Daily Newspaper, London, 1949 – Advertisements and Classified

I have a number of copies of Di Zeit (pronounced Di Tsayt), The Jewish Times, London's daily Yiddish newspaper, in my collection. Di Zeit was founded in 1913 by Morris Myer, an immigrant from Roumania. Originally it was a newspaper for the Jewish working class, then it became a supporter of Zionism and the Poalei … Continue reading Di Zeit – Yiddish Daily Newspaper, London, 1949 – Advertisements and Classified

Jewish Chronicle 1894 – Advertisements and Announcements

I wrote about Bayswater synagogue installing electric lighting in 1894 in my previous post about this Jewish Chronicle volume.  This time I will go through a selection of advertisements and announcements that are typical of the 1894 Jewish Chronicle.  In 1894, the London times newspaper carried paid announcements of births, marriages and deaths on the … Continue reading Jewish Chronicle 1894 – Advertisements and Announcements

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