Sefer Lashon Zahav, by British Chief Rabbi David Tevele Schiff, Offenbach, 1822.

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.

Order of Service at the Installation of Rabbi Israel Brodie as Chief Rabbi, New Synagogue, London, 1948

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

Prayer for the Success of the Four-Power Conference – 1955

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