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. I have previously written about his book Yerushalayim, a book of songs, ballads … Continue reading Loshen un Leben (Language and Life), edited by A. N. Stencl, January 1947.
This is a book of Yiddish poems by Shmuel White, printed in Whitechapel, London by the Narodiczky Press, during the war, in 1941. My copy is signed and inscribed. Shmuel White (originally Weiss) was born in Lodz, Poland, in 1891, into a wealthy Chassidic family. At the age of ten, his parents moved to London. … Continue reading Neshome Klangen – Soul Echoes by Shmuel (Samuel) White, Yiddish, London, 1941
Israel Narodiczky and his sons (after his death) did not just print Hebrew and Jewish books. He also printed a wide variety of Anarchist, Socialist and other political publications. This booklet, with two speeches by Ilya Ehrenberg was published by the press department of the Soviet Embassy in Britain and printed by the Narod Press … Continue reading Peace is Everybody’s Business, by Ilya Ehrenburg, London (Narod Press) 1970
'The Nazi's Jewish Daughter' is a play, written by Morris Katz and printed in London at the Narodiczky Press in 1947. My copy is in pristine condition. There is a copy in the collection of the Imperial War Museum, catalogue number LBY 82 / 1654. Pinkhes Moyshe Kats (Morris Katz) was born in Lodz in … Continue reading Dem Natzis Yidishe Tochter (The Nazi’s Jewish Daughter), A Play, Morris Katz, London 1947.
This was the very first book printed by Israel Narodiczky, probably the most important Hebrew and Yiddish printer in London in the 20th Century. He was born in Zhitomir in the Ukraine in 1874 and studied at the Yeshiva of Volozhin. Back in Zhitomir he learned to be a typesetter in a print shop on … Continue reading Sefer Pirchei Chemed – The Delightful Flowers by Matityahu Levin, London 1901
This book was written by Menashe Lieberman and printed by Israel Narodiczky in Whitechapel, London, in 1944. My first question - which I throw open to all my kind friends who have commented on this website - is, who was Menashe Lieberman? In spite of some research, I have not been able to find out … Continue reading Sefer Degel Menashe, by Menashe Lieberman, London 1944
This book, on the weekly portion of the Torah, is believed to be the first Chassidic book printed in London, by the Narodiczky Press in 1947. It was published by Rabbi Yechiel Meir Morgenstern of London, and could be obtained from Rabbi Ch. Morgensztern of 100, Fairholt Road, N16. Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh of Radzymin (1792-1877) … Continue reading Bekurei Avi”v by Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh Guterman of Radzymin, London 1947
Rabbi Lewis Levene was Rabbi of the Jubilee Street Great Zionist Synagogue in the East End of London. He published this book of sermons and eulogies in approximately 1929. My copy has his address of 52 Heneage Street, Brick Lane crossed out and handwritten as 83 the Avenue, London N.W.6. The Jubilee Street Synagogue opened … Continue reading Diukno shel Yaakov by Rabbi Lewis (Yehuda Leib) Levene, circa 1929, and the Jubilee Street Great Zionist Synagogue
Zalkind Stalbow was an early British Zionist. He was born in Vidzy, near Vitebsk, in May 1878, and emigrated to London at the turn of the century. This book is his autobiography - the story of a remarkable life. it was printed in London by the Narod Press. An early member of the Chovovei Tzion … Continue reading Toldot Tzioni Echad, Zalkind Stalbow, London 1961
This is a book in English, written by Rabbi Mordechai Tzvi Schwartz, one time Rabbi of the Mile End and Bow Synagogue in London, but from 1920 Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Hull in Yorkshire. I have previously written about his book Doresh Tov LeAmo here. The Synagogue, on Cogan Street in Hull, was … Continue reading Faith and Science, by Rabbi Mordechai Tzvi Schwartz, Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Hull, London 1926