The Bayswater Synagogue 1863-1963, Olga Somech Phillips and Hyman A. Simons, London 1963.

This is a relatively modern book, but is important because of its description of this prominent Synagogue and its community. In the middle of the nineteenth century the Synagogue organization of London had remained unaltered since the middle of the previous century. the community who lived in the West End were affiliated to one of … Continue reading The Bayswater Synagogue 1863-1963, Olga Somech Phillips and Hyman A. Simons, London 1963.

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

History of the Hampstead Synagogue and Order of Service on the Fiftieth Anniversary of its opening, 24th Ellul, 5702, 6th September, 1942

I have previously written about the Hampstead Synagogue ten years after its opening.  Here we are now, forty years later, in 1942.  This wartime booklet has the history of the Hampstead Synagogue followed by a Roll of Honour - Members of the Hampstead Synagogue, and their sons and daughters, who served in the British armed … Continue reading History of the Hampstead Synagogue and Order of Service on the Fiftieth Anniversary of its opening, 24th Ellul, 5702, 6th September, 1942

Dayan Gollop’s copy of A Book of Jewish Thoughts by the Chief Rabbi, Dr. H. H. Hertz, London, 1941.

The Chief Rabbi, Dr. J. H. Hertz's little book of Jewish Thoughts is ubiquitous and has gone through many editions with ten of thousands of copies printed. I am always amused when I see copies on ebay at fancy prices, as if it was rare.  However, my copy is unique.  It belonged to Dayan Mark … Continue reading Dayan Gollop’s copy of A Book of Jewish Thoughts by the Chief Rabbi, Dr. H. H. Hertz, London, 1941.

Prayer Book for Jewish Members of H. M. Forces, issued by H. M. Stationery Office with the Authority of the Chief Rabbi,1940.

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.