By 1900 the Jewish Year Book was in its fifth year of publication, and was packed with useful information about the Jewish community in the British Empire. The original editor, Joseph Jacobs, had gone to the United States to work on the Jewish Encyclopedia. The new editor, Reverend Isidore Harris, was born in London in … Continue reading The Jewish Year Book, London, 1900, edited by Rev. Isidore Harris – Jews who served in British forces in the South African (Boer) War.
I have a whole shelf of Jewish Year Books - they are still being issued each year today - but this one is the grand-daddy of them all, the Jewish Year Book for the first year, published in 1896. This was a revolutionary book, full of facts and contact information for the "Queen's Jewry", the … Continue reading The Jewish Year Book 5657, Joseph Jacobs, 1896, London