Loshen un Leben (Language and Life), edited by A. N. Stencl, London, July 1951.

This is another nice issue of A. N. Stencl's monthly Yiddish literary magazine. Avrom Nochem Stencl came to London in 1936.  He was born in Poland, into a rabbinical family, and had lived in Germany for some years, where he was a published author.  His first volume of poetry in London was published in 1937.  … Continue reading Loshen un Leben (Language and Life), edited by A. N. Stencl, London, July 1951.

The Zionist Federation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northen Ireland, 72nd Annual Report, London 1972.

This 110 page Report is definitely historical - it is 50 years old and therefore claims its place in my library of Anglo-Judaica.  It is one of a long series of similar reports, and I have previously written about that of 1945.  However, much of the 1972 Report is about the British Zionist Federation's 71st … Continue reading The Zionist Federation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northen Ireland, 72nd Annual Report, London 1972.

Jewish Customs and Folklore, by Rabbi Dr. S. M. Lehrman, London 1949.

Rabbi Simon M. Lehrman, as well as being a prolific author, was best known as the Rabbi of the New Synagogue in Egerton Road, Stamford Hill. He was an outstanding scholar, preacher and teacher who was born in Russia in 1900 and came to Britain in 1904. He studied at London's Etz Chaim Yeshiva, and … Continue reading Jewish Customs and Folklore, by Rabbi Dr. S. M. Lehrman, London 1949.

Sefer Shaarei HaMitzvos, by Rabbi Abraham Tzvi Weinstein, London 1953.

This is an interesting book by a slightly forgotten British Rabbi.  Rabbi Abraham Zevi Weinstein was born in Azhore, near Grodno, in 1901.  He studied in the Yeshivos (Rabbinical schools) of Grodno and Slobodka and was then the young Rabbi of Liskova, Lithuania, until he came to England in 1928 to be the Rabbi of … Continue reading Sefer Shaarei HaMitzvos, by Rabbi Abraham Tzvi Weinstein, London 1953.

The Gates of Zion (Quarterly Magazine of the Synagogue Council of the Zionist Federation (UK), January 1951.

This was a quarterly magazine, and the first three short articles reproduced below are interesting reading. The editorial, "Accursed Germany" demonstrates the raw depth of feeling about the German murderers in January 1951. There is a good article by the Rev. J. K. Goldbloom about Rabbi Jehuda Hai Alkalai.  I have a copy of his … Continue reading The Gates of Zion (Quarterly Magazine of the Synagogue Council of the Zionist Federation (UK), January 1951.

Talmud Torah Ivrit Be-Ivrit, 61 Redman’s Road, Stepney. 1901-1951, Fifty Years of Its Existence, London, 1951.

This is the Golden Jubilee book of the Redman's Road, Talmud Torah, known as the Talmud Torah Ivrit B'Ivrit, founded in 1901.  It includes a history of the institution and is full of names, information and some photographs. One of the first items that I included when I started to write about my collection was … Continue reading Talmud Torah Ivrit Be-Ivrit, 61 Redman’s Road, Stepney. 1901-1951, Fifty Years of Its Existence, London, 1951.

Kol Torah – Kollel Rabbonim BeBritania – edited by Rabbi Chaim Shmuel Lopian, Gateshead, 1947.

This publication was printed (in London, by the Narod Press) in 1947. The Gateshead Kollel had been founded at a meeting at the home of the Rov of the Gateshead Yeshiva (Talmudical College), Rabbi Shakovitsky, five years earlier.  The Yeshiva was itself relatively new.  The Shochet (religious slaughterer) of Gateshead, Rabbi Dovid Dryan, had written … Continue reading Kol Torah – Kollel Rabbonim BeBritania – edited by Rabbi Chaim Shmuel Lopian, Gateshead, 1947.

Palestine and the Jewish Future, by Berl Locker, London, 1942.

This booklet, by Berl Locker, sets out the case for resettling large numbers of Jewish refugees who would survive the war (remember - this was written early in 1942) in the territory of Palestine.  It is very readable and goes through recent history, as it was at that time.  He writes about Jewish Socialism, antisemitism … Continue reading Palestine and the Jewish Future, by Berl Locker, London, 1942.

Sefer Marganita Tava by Rabbi Alec Eliezer Silverstone of Southport, London, 1956.

This little book, printed by the Narod Press in Whitechapel, is by Rabbi Dr. Alec Eliezer Silverstone, who was the Rabbi of Southport, in Lancashire, England, for many years. Rabbi Silverstone’s father, Rabbi Yehoshua Dovid (known as Simon) Silverstone was one of the founders of the Manchester Yeshiva in 1911.  Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Ferber, whom … Continue reading Sefer Marganita Tava by Rabbi Alec Eliezer Silverstone of Southport, London, 1956.

Memorandum submitted to the Anglo-American Committee of Enquiry into the Jewish Problem in Europe and the Future of Palestine by the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland, London 1946.

The Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry (AACI), formed in December 1945, was created to study the situation of Jewish survivors in Europe and the problems connected with their resettlement in Palestine. Composed of six British and six American members, the Committee was charged with gathering information and making recommendations on, first, the effect of Jewish immigration … Continue reading Memorandum submitted to the Anglo-American Committee of Enquiry into the Jewish Problem in Europe and the Future of Palestine by the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland, London 1946.