I have a set of these Machzorim (Festival Prayer Books), in near mint condition, but sadly with no bookplate or information about who owned them. The translation, into fine 18th century English, demonstrates the skill of the erudite scholar, David Levi. The prayer for King George the Third and the Royal family, below, is particularly … Continue reading Form of Prayers for the Day of Atonement according to the custom of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews, David Levi, London 5551 (1791).
This little booklet is the Annual Report of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews Hospital for Sick Poor, Lying-in Women, and asylum for the Aged, founded in 1747, and known as the Beth Holim. The hospital was first established in Leman Street, E1, then in 1790 was transferred to 253 Mile End Road. The modern building, … Continue reading Spanish and Portuguese Jews’ Hospital, 253 Mile End Road, Report 1907, London.