Memorandum submitted to the Anglo-American Committee of Enquiry into the Jewish Problem in Europe and the Future of Palestine by the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland, London 1946.

The Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry (AACI), formed in December 1945, was created to study the situation of Jewish survivors in Europe and the problems connected with their resettlement in Palestine. Composed of six British and six American members, the Committee was charged with gathering information and making recommendations on, first, the effect of Jewish immigration … Continue reading Memorandum submitted to the Anglo-American Committee of Enquiry into the Jewish Problem in Europe and the Future of Palestine by the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland, London 1946.

Drashot, by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Orliansky, New York, 1927

This book is in my Anglo-Judaica collection because the author, Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch (Harris) Orliansky is another largely forgotten Rabbi who was in the United Kingdom from 1895 to 1905.  (It is also Part Two - I do not have the first part). Rabbi Orliansky (1864-1940), the son of Rabbi Isaac Orliansky, was born in … Continue reading Drashot, by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Orliansky, New York, 1927

Imre Chaim, writings of the “Kamenitzer Maggid”, Rabbi Chaim Zundel Maccoby, Max Mansky, Tel Aviv, 1928.

Rabbi Chaim Zundel Maccoby, known as the "Kamenitzer Maggid (preacher)" because of the name that he had made for himself in the Russian town of Kamenitz-Litovsk in the 1870s was an early adherent of the Chovevei Tzion (Lovers of Zion) Movement. His sermons did not find favour in Tsarist circles, and in 1890 he fled … Continue reading Imre Chaim, writings of the “Kamenitzer Maggid”, Rabbi Chaim Zundel Maccoby, Max Mansky, Tel Aviv, 1928.

Eretz Yisroel – Nachalas Am Yisroel – by Dayan Yechezkel Abramsky, London 1945.

Rabbi Yechezkel Abramsky was born in Daskovichy, near Grodno, in 1886.  He studied in the yeshivos of Telz, Mir, Slabodka and Brisk and became a Rabbi who served in various Russian communities including Slutsk and Smolensk.  He fought against the Soviet governments attempts to supress Jewish religion, and in 1931 was allowed to leave the … Continue reading Eretz Yisroel – Nachalas Am Yisroel – by Dayan Yechezkel Abramsky, London 1945.

Herbert Bentwich the Pilgrim Father, by Margery and Norman Bentwich, Jerusalem 1940. (Hampstead and St John’s Wood Synagogues and Chovavei Zion)

This book, printed in Jerusalem, is a biography of the British Zionist and Jewish activist, Herbert Bentwich.  It has interesting vignettes of late Victorian middle-class London Jewry.  Herbert Bentwich was born at 56 Church Lane, Whitechapel on May 11th 1856.  His father came from Peiser in Russian Poland. His mother, Rose, came from an old … Continue reading Herbert Bentwich the Pilgrim Father, by Margery and Norman Bentwich, Jerusalem 1940. (Hampstead and St John’s Wood Synagogues and Chovavei Zion)

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

The British Jewry Book of Honour, Rev. Michael Adler, London, 1922

I found my copy of this remarkable book in a Tel Aviv second-hand book shop about 40 years ago - one of my first acquisitions of Anglo-Judaica.  There is another copy in a glass case in the Jewish Museum in London. The British Jewry Book of Honour was edited by Reverend Michael Adler, who was … Continue reading The British Jewry Book of Honour, Rev. Michael Adler, London, 1922

The Passionate Jew and Cobbles of the God-Road. A book of poems written and illustrated by Izak Goller, London 1923.

Recently,  Rabbi Meir Salasnik reminded me that Rev. Izak Goller was at one time Minister of Walthamstow and Leyton Synagogue.  This is a book of poetry, published in 1923 - his first book - when Izak Goller was at Walthamstow and Leyton.  It is a small art book, printed on good quality laid paper with … Continue reading The Passionate Jew and Cobbles of the God-Road. A book of poems written and illustrated by Izak Goller, London 1923.

HaOlam, London 1934 – Chaim Nachman Bialik dies on July 4th (21st Tamuz).

Readers in the United States probably think of July 4th as Independence Day.  However, it is also the date that Chaim Nachman Bialik died, in Vienna in 1934, as evidenced by my bound volume of HaOlam, the magazine of the World Zionist Organization. (I apologise for the lower quality of some of the photographs - … Continue reading HaOlam, London 1934 – Chaim Nachman Bialik dies on July 4th (21st Tamuz).

Toldot Tzioni Echad, Zalkind Stalbow, London 1961

Zalkind Stalbow was an early British Zionist.  He was born in Vidzy, near Vitebsk, in May 1878, and emigrated to London at the turn of the century.  This book is his autobiography - the story of a remarkable life.  it was printed in London by the Narod Press. An early member of the Chovovei Tzion … Continue reading Toldot Tzioni Echad, Zalkind Stalbow, London 1961