The Jewish Year Book, London, 1940 – The Jews of Wales.

The 1940 Jewish Year Book was the first to separate Wales from the rest of "The Provinces".  The information was compiled in 1939, and so this listing gives a picture of the Jews of Wales on the eve of the Second World War. Newport has been included here, although it is listed in England in … Continue reading The Jewish Year Book, London, 1940 – The Jews of Wales.

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.

Sefer Tehilim – The Hebrew Psalter or Psalms of David, George Offor, London 1820

This 200 year-old book is an example of Hebrew printing in London by a non-Jewish publisher and printer. It was edited and published by George Offor, a writer, book dealer and collector and scholar of Hebrew and other languages.  George Offor was born in 1787, the Baptist son of a book dealer, also called George … Continue reading Sefer Tehilim – The Hebrew Psalter or Psalms of David, George Offor, London 1820