Jewish Religious Education, Rabbi Dr. Solomon Schonfeld, London 1943.

It is not my place to write a biography of Dr. Solomon Schonfeld, as so much has been written about him.  Suffice it to say that he was born in London in 1912, the son of Rabbi Victor Schonfeld, that he was instrumental in rescuing Jews from Nazi repression before the Second World War and … Continue reading Jewish Religious Education, Rabbi Dr. Solomon Schonfeld, London 1943.

Sefer Hayeled – a gift book for Jewish children, London 1944.

This is not just a childrens' book.  It is an evocative piece of social history, consisting of material that had been previously published in Hayeled - (The Child), a magazine intended for children who had been evacuated from London during the Second World War.  The book effectively provides instructions for children on how to live … Continue reading Sefer Hayeled – a gift book for Jewish children, London 1944.

Sefer Yad Yechezkiel, by Rabbi Yechezkiel Bornstein, London 1947

This book was written by Rabbi Yechezkiel Bornstein, the Rabbi of the Amhurst Park Synagogue in 1947, and printed by the Narodiczky Press in Whitechapel, London.   (If you would like your own copy, the Mizrahi Bookstore in Brooklyn has one for sale here.) Rabbi Bornstein (sometimes spelled Borenstein), was born in Warsaw in 1901. He … Continue reading Sefer Yad Yechezkiel, by Rabbi Yechezkiel Bornstein, London 1947