A Companion to the Authorized Daily Prayer Book of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Empire, London, 1922.

The quintessential Anglo-Jewish Hebrew and English Siddur, sometimes known as "Singers Prayer Book", was compiled by the Reverend Simeon Singer.  Rabbi Simeon Singer was born in London in 1846. He was educated at Jews College in London and while still there became a part-time Minister (in 1867 at the Borough Synagogue) and teacher.  He moved … Continue reading A Companion to the Authorized Daily Prayer Book of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Empire, London, 1922.

Lord Meyor’s Show-Day 1837, by Wilfred Samuel, London 1950.

This interesting little item, an early Jewish Museum, London publication, caught my eye because of a family connection.  My late father and grandfather both used to buy jewellery from the firm of M. H. Meyer that is mentioned.  The author, Wilfred Sampson Samuel, was a British businessman and historian who was born in London in … Continue reading Lord Meyor’s Show-Day 1837, by Wilfred Samuel, London 1950.

Miscellanies of the Jewish Historical Society of England, Part I, London 1925.

As well as the long series of Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England, which are records of lectures given at Society meeting, the JHSE has also issued a series of "Miscellanies", of which this was the first one, published in 1925.  (I have them all in my collection). I like the word Miscellanies … Continue reading Miscellanies of the Jewish Historical Society of England, Part I, London 1925.