Armistice Day Prayer, Office of the Chief Rabbi, London 1923.

This folded sheet was published and distributed by the office of the Chief Rabbi of the British Empire, Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz, in 1923.  Rabbi Hertz had been elected Chief Rabbi in 1913. It is the prayer to be recited at the service of the Anniversary of Armistice Day (November 11th), which marked the end … Continue reading Armistice Day Prayer, Office of the Chief Rabbi, London 1923.

Order of Service at the Consecration of the New Kingsbury Synagogue, London, by Dayan Morris Swift on Sunday 8th September, 1968 – 15th Ellul, 5728

Kingsbury is a suburb of London on the opposite side of the Edgware Road from Hendon.  Jews started moving into Kingsbury in the 1930s, and the embryonic community, as yet without a building, formally joined the United Synagogue in 1936.  Eden Lodge, an early Victorian house, was acquired during the War and a first Synagogue … Continue reading Order of Service at the Consecration of the New Kingsbury Synagogue, London, by Dayan Morris Swift on Sunday 8th September, 1968 – 15th Ellul, 5728

Prayer for the Success of the Four-Power Conference – 1955

This curious item is a printed prayer, printed in London and circulated by the Office of the Chief Rabbi, for the success of the Four-Power Conference at Geneva. it was to be read in synagogues after the prayer for the Queen and the Royal Family. The Four-Power Conference was a Cold War-era meeting in Geneva, … Continue reading Prayer for the Success of the Four-Power Conference – 1955