Simon Rawidowicz was the editor of Yalkut, from 1940 the monthly Hebrew supplement of the Zionist Review in London. This literary review was an attempt to rekindle hopes of a Hebrew revival from London at a time when the Nazis had swept away the revival in most of Europe. However, in February 1943 this was … Continue reading Metsudah (Fortress), Essays and Studies edited by Simon Rawidowicz, London, February 1943.
This is quite a scarce little book that is not listed in Cecil Roth's bibliography and seems to be only listed in four libraries worldwide. It was printed in Leeds, a hundred years ago, in 1921, by S. Tunick. It is a discourse on the place of mikveh in the Jewish ritual, with some essential … Continue reading The Well of Purification by Rabbi Hirsh Hurwitz of the Federation of Synagogues, Leeds, England, 1921 – 5681.
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
This little book has the most amazing prenumeranten (subscription) list, so please read right through to the end! Henich/Chanoch/Henry Olivestone was born in Warsaw in about 1884 and died in 1952. he emigrated to the British Isles and became a Shochet (Ritual Slaughterer) and Shaliach Tsibur (Synagogue Reader) in Tredegar, in Wales. The Jewish community … Continue reading Zecher Ov, i.e. Memory of Father by Zev Wolf Olivenstein of Warsaw, published by Rev. H. Olivestone, Tredegar (Wales), London 1916.
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
Rabbi Yechezkel Chatza Cohen was born in Krotingen in Lithuania in 1842, and emigrated to Sunderland, following other members of his town in about 1888. His original family name was Liebsohn, and he was a teacher of Talmud as well as a businessman. He published this book towards the end of a long life in … Continue reading Yalkut Yechezkel by Rabbi Yechezkel Cohen of Sunderland, 1924