This is a wartime book, produced under wartime book publishing stringencies. A dust cover on a paperback with no paper wasted on a table of contents or an index. Philip Paneth was a Central European journalist who had worked in Prague and escaped to London just before the war. He was the author of a … Continue reading Guardian of the Law. The Chief Rabbi Dr. J. H. Hertz by Philip Paneth, London 1943.
I've previously written about another copy of this book: Dayan Gollop's copy of a Book of Jewish Thoughts. However, this one is a different and scarce edition. Rabbi Hertz's book was originally written for distribution to Jewish soldiers serving in the British forces in the First World War. It was handed out to countless Jewish … Continue reading A Book of Jewish Thoughts by Chief Rabbi Dr. J. H. Hertz, Cairo, 1943.
It is not my place to write a biography of Dr. Solomon Schonfeld, as so much has been written about him. Suffice it to say that he was born in London in 1912, the son of Rabbi Victor Schonfeld, that he was instrumental in rescuing Jews from Nazi repression before the Second World War and … Continue reading Jewish Religious Education, Rabbi Dr. Solomon Schonfeld, London 1943.
This little booklet was published by the Office of the Chief Rabbi for the fast of 17th Tammuz, on Sunday 17th July, 1938. On this day, this services took place in many British synagogues. In the historic Great Synagogue in Dukes Place in the City of London (founded in 1790 and due to be destroyed … Continue reading Seder Tephila VeTachnunim – A Service of Prayer and Intercession on behalf of the sufferers from the renewed attack on religion and human freedom, London 1938.