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).
Israel Brodie (1895 – 1979) was born in Newcastle and educated at Jews College, University College, London and Balliol College, Oxford. From 1923 to 1937 he was Rabbi of Melbourne Hebrew Congregation, Australia. He was a Chaplain to His Majesties’ British forces in both World Wars. In the Second World War he served in France … Continue reading A Word In Season, by Chief Rabbi Israel Brodie, London, 1959.
Sefer Lashon Zahav was written by Rabbi David Tevele HaKohen Schiff. It gets its title because the values of the Hebrew letters in both the word Zahav and the name David add up to fourteen. Rabbi David Tevele Schiff served as Chief Rabbi of Great Britain and the Rabbi of the Great Synagogue of London … Continue reading Sefer Lashon Zahav, by British Chief Rabbi David Tevele Schiff, Offenbach, 1822.
I am really not sure where I acquired this item, which is just an example of the ephemera sometimes acquired by a book collector. It is a printers proof of the Order of Service which was eventually distributed at the installation of Rabbi Israel Brodie on 28th June 1948. It is marked-up in pencil and … Continue reading Order of Service at the Installation of Rabbi Israel Brodie as Chief Rabbi, New Synagogue, London, 1948
This curious item is a printed prayer, printed in London and circulated by the Office of the Chief Rabbi, for the success of the Four-Power Conference at Geneva. it was to be read in synagogues after the prayer for the Queen and the Royal Family. The Four-Power Conference was a Cold War-era meeting in Geneva, … Continue reading Prayer for the Success of the Four-Power Conference – 1955