The Sephardim of England, by Albert M. Hyamson, London, 1951

This is an important work of reference, written by Albert Montefiore Hyamson (1875 - 1954), a British civil servant and historian.  He was the nephew of Dayan Moses Hyamson of the London Beth Din (Rabbinical Court).  Albert Hyamson  was born in London and entered the civil service in 1895, initially at the Post Office. During … Continue reading The Sephardim of England, by Albert M. Hyamson, London, 1951

Crumbs and Character, by Rabbi Dr. Leo Jung, New York 1942.

Leo Jung was born in 1892 in Moravia, the son of Rabbi Meir Tzvi Jung.  His father was appointed Chief Rabbi of the Federation of Synagogues in London in 1912. At the time the Federation was an orthodox rival to the more established and orthodox but English United Synagogue.  Rabbi Meir Tzvi Jung, also, incidentally, … Continue reading Crumbs and Character, by Rabbi Dr. Leo Jung, New York 1942.

Sefer Ein Habdolach, Rabbi Chaim Zvi Mannheim, New York, 1938, with Prenumeranten.

This book is not part of my Anglo-Judaica collection.  It is included because it has such an interesting list of subscribers (prenumeranten), from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Mannheimer was born in 1814.  He was educated at the yeshiva of the Chasam Sofer.   His first rabbinical position was at Shutelsdorf.  … Continue reading Sefer Ein Habdolach, Rabbi Chaim Zvi Mannheim, New York, 1938, with Prenumeranten.