Der Keren Hayesod Un Zein Arbeit (The Palestine Foundation Fund and its work), Adolf Boehm, London 1924

This book was published by the Jewish Agency in 1924, in Yiddish.  The Keren Hayesod, or Palestine Foundation Fund had been founded on December 24th, 1920, after discussions at the World Zionist Conference in London earlier in July of that year. This is an early description of fundraising and what the money was being used … Continue reading Der Keren Hayesod Un Zein Arbeit (The Palestine Foundation Fund and its work), Adolf Boehm, London 1924

Loshen un Leben (Language and Life), edited by A. N. Stencl, January 1947.

Avrom Nochem Stencl came to London in 1936.  He was born in Poland, into a rabbinical family, and had lived in Germany for some years, where he was a published author.  His first volume of poetry in London was published in 1937.  I have previously written about his book Yerushalayim, a book of songs, ballads … Continue reading Loshen un Leben (Language and Life), edited by A. N. Stencl, January 1947.

Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) by Avrom Nochum Stencl, Yiddish, London 1948

A. N. Stencl (pronounced Shtentsel) was known in his later years as the Yiddish poet of Whitechapel.  He was born in Czelad, in Poland, in 1897, and had a traditional orthodox education, learning at the Yeshiva at Sosnoviec, where his brother, Shlomo Stencl was Rabbi.  In 1921 he emigrated to Germany, where he mixed in … Continue reading Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) by Avrom Nochum Stencl, Yiddish, London 1948

Neshome Klangen – Soul Echoes by Shmuel (Samuel) White, Yiddish, London, 1941

This is a book of Yiddish poems by Shmuel White, printed in Whitechapel, London by the Narodiczky Press, during the war, in 1941. My copy is signed and inscribed. Shmuel White (originally Weiss) was born in Lodz, Poland, in 1891, into a wealthy Chassidic family.    At the age of ten, his parents moved to London.  … Continue reading Neshome Klangen – Soul Echoes by Shmuel (Samuel) White, Yiddish, London, 1941

Di Zeit – Yiddish Daily Newspaper, London, 1949 – Advertisements and Classified

I have a number of copies of Di Zeit (pronounced Di Tsayt), The Jewish Times, London's daily Yiddish newspaper, in my collection. Di Zeit was founded in 1913 by Morris Myer, an immigrant from Roumania. Originally it was a newspaper for the Jewish working class, then it became a supporter of Zionism and the Poalei … Continue reading Di Zeit – Yiddish Daily Newspaper, London, 1949 – Advertisements and Classified

Dem Natzis Yidishe Tochter (The Nazi’s Jewish Daughter), A Play, Morris Katz, London 1947.

'The Nazi's Jewish Daughter' is a play, written by Morris Katz and printed in London at the Narodiczky Press in 1947.  My copy is in pristine condition.  There is a copy in the collection of the Imperial War Museum, catalogue number LBY 82 / 1654. Pinkhes Moyshe Kats (Morris Katz) was born in Lodz in … Continue reading Dem Natzis Yidishe Tochter (The Nazi’s Jewish Daughter), A Play, Morris Katz, London 1947.

Der Fonograf – A Yiddish Weekly Family Paper – Science, Literature and Humour, London 1909

I have a number of issues of der Fonograf, which describes itself as a Yiddish Weekly Family Paper for Science, Literature and Humor.  Published every Friday by the Jewish Press Ltd. at 40 Osborn Street, London.  My copies are from 1909, and it seems to have been published from about 1908 at least until 1914.  This … Continue reading Der Fonograf – A Yiddish Weekly Family Paper – Science, Literature and Humour, London 1909

Talmud Babli in Yiddish – Tractate Berakhos – Yaakov Meir Zalkind, London 1922

Yaakov Meir Zalkind, or Dr. Yankev-Meyer Zalkind was an orthodox Rabbi, an anarchist friend of Rudolf Rocker and a pacifist.  He was born in Kobrin in 1875 and his family descended from generations of famous rabbis, including the Chochom Tzvi, Maharshal and Tosephes Yom Tov.  He was educated at the Volozhin yeshiva, and then followed … Continue reading Talmud Babli in Yiddish – Tractate Berakhos – Yaakov Meir Zalkind, London 1922

Sefer Tal Hashomayim by Rabbi Isaiah Brott, London 1922

Rabbi Isaiah Brott was a Shochet in London for many years until his death on January 2nd, 1945.  he was the son of Shmuel Brott, who was an important leader of the community in Lowicz, Poland.  Rabbi Brott lived at 82 Colveston Crescent Dalston. His book, Tal Hashomayim, printed by the Narodiczky press in Whitechapel, … Continue reading Sefer Tal Hashomayim by Rabbi Isaiah Brott, London 1922