I've written before about the Anglo-Jewish Association, which still exists, but is, perhaps, a relic of a bygone age. It was formed in 1871 with the aim of strengthening Anglo-Jewish life and as a charitable support for Jewish education in schools in the Middle East and the former British Empire. It was always a strong … Continue reading Anglo Jewish Association Quarterly, London, October 1967, (including the new Chief Rabbi, Dr. I. Jakobovits’ busy day).
Here is Jews College in wartime, the last one standing in 1939. All the Jewish Seats of Learning in Germany, Austria and Italy, the Seminaries of Breslau and Vienna, the Lehrenstalt and Rabbiner-Seminar of Berlin, the Yeshivahs at Frankfort and Rhodes and the Collegio Rabbinico of Rome, have been closed. Of these institutions, only Jews … Continue reading Jews College, Eighty Third Annual Report, London, 5670 – 1939.
This is not just a childrens' book. It is an evocative piece of social history, consisting of material that had been previously published in Hayeled - (The Child), a magazine intended for children who had been evacuated from London during the Second World War. The book effectively provides instructions for children on how to live … Continue reading Sefer Hayeled – a gift book for Jewish children, London 1944.