Judith Montefiore College, Ramsgate. Report for the year 1st Tammuz 5651 to 30th Sivan 5652 (1891-92), with catalogue of Zunz’s Miscellenea.

The Judith Montefiore College was originally established in London in 1869 by Sir Moses Montefiore as a memorial to his late wife, Judith.  When Moses Gaster was appointed principal in 1890 the college was reorganized into a modern rabbinical training college in Ramsgate.  The college moved to London on 1965, closed in 1985 and was … Continue reading Judith Montefiore College, Ramsgate. Report for the year 1st Tammuz 5651 to 30th Sivan 5652 (1891-92), with catalogue of Zunz’s Miscellenea.

Yavo Halevi, part two, by Rabbi Yoel Horowitz of Antwerp, proofread by Isaac Last, London 1911.

Part one of this book appeared in 1910, printed by Israel Narodiczky in Whitechapel, London, and was reviewed by the Jewish Chronicle in the issue of April 1st, 1910. Yoel Horowitz, who was apparently both a businessman and a scholar, was the son of Rabbi Alexander Horowitz from Stanislav, who was the son of Rabbi … Continue reading Yavo Halevi, part two, by Rabbi Yoel Horowitz of Antwerp, proofread by Isaac Last, London 1911.

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

Sepher Ha-Assufot, by Rabbi Elijah Carcasona, edited by Rabbi A. I. Dziubas, London 1942.

I only have the second volume of this work, which is unfortunate, because it starts in the middle.  However, it does give me the opportunity to write about Rabbi Dziubas. The book itself is reproduced and edited from a manuscript that was at Montefiore College in Ramsgate, and was printed at the Narodiczky Press in … Continue reading Sepher Ha-Assufot, by Rabbi Elijah Carcasona, edited by Rabbi A. I. Dziubas, London 1942.

Think and Thank, The Montefiore Synagogue and College, Ramsgate, Rev. D. A. Jessurun Cardozo, Paul Goodman, London, 1933

This book was published to commemorate the centenary of the Montefiore Synagogue and College at Ramsgate.  It has two sections: From the dedication of the Synagogue to the death of Sir Moses Montefiore, by Rev. D. A. Jessurun Cardozo, Hazan of the Synagogue. The Montefiore Endowment 1885-1933 by Paul Goodman. Moses Montefiore and his wife … Continue reading Think and Thank, The Montefiore Synagogue and College, Ramsgate, Rev. D. A. Jessurun Cardozo, Paul Goodman, London, 1933

Zeman Zemanim Zemanehem attributed to Rabbi Jonah Rappa, edited by Rev. George Belasco of Ramsgate, London 1908

This book gives us an opportunity to introduce another largely forgotten Anglo-Jewish clergyman, George (Gershon) Simmons Belasco. The book itself, which George Belasco edited from a rare manuscript, is an Anti-Christian satire.  The "Haggadah" of R. Jonah Rapa (c. 1380), is a vehement denunciation of the licentiousness indulged in by Gentiles during the carnival. It … Continue reading Zeman Zemanim Zemanehem attributed to Rabbi Jonah Rappa, edited by Rev. George Belasco of Ramsgate, London 1908