These are two nicely bound copies of the Festival Prayers, according to the custom of the German and Polish Jews, translated by Rev. D. A. De Sola, Minister of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews (at Bevis Marks). They were printed and published by P. Vallentine in 1860. The first one belonged to Mrs. E. Gompers. … Continue reading Two Pesach Machzorim, both Rev. D. A. De Sola, London, 1860.
Alexander Alexander was a pioneer of Hebrew printing in London, producing books with English translations from 1771, starting with an ashkenazi prayer book in Hebrew with English translation. His great rival was the "erudite hatmaker" David Levi, also producing books during the same period. This book was one of a set of a new edition … Continue reading Machzor for Pesach (Form of Prayers for the Feast of Passover), by Alexander Alexander, London 1807.
Dayan Shem Tob Gaguine was born in 1884 in Jerusalem, and died in Manchester in 1953. He was a British Sephardi Rabbi and scion of a famous Moroccan rabbinical dynasty which emigrated to Palestine from Spain at the time of the Spanish Inquisition. He was appointed Chief Rabbi ('Haham') of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews … Continue reading Keter Shem Tob, by Haham Shem Tob Gaguine, Part III, 1948