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

The Rise of Provincial Jewry, by Cecil Roth, London 1950.

At first I thought that this little book was too modern to be in my collection, and then I saw a copy offered for sale and found that it is scarce and difficult to obtain.  The Rise of Provincial Jewry is really an important book that describes the origins of the modern communities, some already … Continue reading The Rise of Provincial Jewry, by Cecil Roth, London 1950.

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.

Klalei HaPoskim (Rules of the Codifiers) by Rabbi Moshe Avigdor Chaikin, London 1923

This is a descriptive index on the rules and sources of the Poskim, the halachic rabbinical authorities, by Rabbi Moshe Avigdor Chaikin.  After the introduction, which I have scanned in full below, there is a dedication to Rabbi Chaikin's wife, Tanna Rivka, daughter of Rabbi Solomon Zalman Pinsker.  The book is arranged alphabetically, and after … Continue reading Klalei HaPoskim (Rules of the Codifiers) by Rabbi Moshe Avigdor Chaikin, 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.