Jewish Year Book 1917, Provincial Synagogues and Institutions, A-D.

This is the 1917 edition of the Jewish Year Book, which was published by the Jewish Chronicle and produced under difficult wartime conditions as a paperback with thinner paper.  However, it is absolutely packed with information – a printed snapshot of the Anglo-Jewish community in 1917.  I was asked if I could provide a scan … Continue reading Jewish Year Book 1917, Provincial Synagogues and Institutions, A-D.

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.

Shar Hatefillah VeSeder HaAvodah – Daily Prayer Book, London 1830 – copy of Alexander Levy

This is an interesting Siddur with historic family inscriptions (for which, read below).  It was printed in London in 1830, in Hebrew with an English translation. Older siddurim are less common than Machzorim and this one has wear on the correct pages - at one time it was well used. It is well bound in … Continue reading Shar Hatefillah VeSeder HaAvodah – Daily Prayer Book, London 1830 – copy of Alexander Levy