This is a wartime book, produced under wartime book publishing stringencies. A dust cover on a paperback with no paper wasted on a table of contents or an index. Philip Paneth was a Central European journalist who had worked in Prague and escaped to London just before the war. He was the author of a … Continue reading Guardian of the Law. The Chief Rabbi Dr. J. H. Hertz by Philip Paneth, London 1943.
I've previously written about another copy of this book: Dayan Gollop's copy of a Book of Jewish Thoughts. However, this one is a different and scarce edition. Rabbi Hertz's book was originally written for distribution to Jewish soldiers serving in the British forces in the First World War. It was handed out to countless Jewish … Continue reading A Book of Jewish Thoughts by Chief Rabbi Dr. J. H. Hertz, Cairo, 1943.
I bought this book from one of my favourite London book dealers who told me "don't buy this - he is very controversial". Of course, I could not resist. Rabbi Menasheh Adler was born in Warsaw in 1872 and died in Brighton, England on May 24th, 1959. He was known as an outstanding Talmudic Scholar … Continue reading Ohr Torah, by Shemariya Menasheh Cohen Adler, London 1932.
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
This little book was issued officially by the British Government to Jewish soldiers who fought in the Second World War. It was edited by Dayan Mark Gollop, who was the Senior Jewish Chaplain to the Armed Forces. For more about Dayan Gollop, see my post on his copy of A Book of Jewish Thoughts here. … Continue reading Prayer Book for Jewish Members of H. M. Forces, issued by H. M. Stationery Office with the Authority of the Chief Rabbi,1940.
This folded sheet was published and distributed by the office of the Chief Rabbi of the British Empire, Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz, in 1923. Rabbi Hertz had been elected Chief Rabbi in 1913. It is the prayer to be recited at the service of the Anniversary of Armistice Day (November 11th), which marked the end … Continue reading Armistice Day Prayer, Office of the Chief Rabbi, London 1923.