Records of the Franklin Family and Collaterals, by Arthur Ellis Franklin, London 1915.

I have previously written a little about Arthur Ellis Franklin, whose copy of the Selichos book of his day is in my collection. You can read about that here. He compiled this important family history, which was printed for private circulation in 1915.  This book was obviously the result of much research, carried out long … Continue reading Records of the Franklin Family and Collaterals, by Arthur Ellis Franklin, London 1915.

The Voice of Jacob, the first Anglo-Jewish Newspaper, edited by Jacob Franklin, London, founded September 1841. (This volume 1845-1846).

The first Jewish newspaper in England was not the Jewish Chronicle - it was the Voice of Jacob, founded by Jacob Franklin (1809–1877), a traditional Orthodox Jew from a prominent family with connections to the Anglo-Jewish elite. He established the Voice of Jacob in order to address the low level of Jewish knowledge and observance … Continue reading The Voice of Jacob, the first Anglo-Jewish Newspaper, edited by Jacob Franklin, London, founded September 1841. (This volume 1845-1846).