A Modern Joseph's Journey from Hijacker to Rabbi
Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich was born in the small Baltic state of Latvia after the Second World War, which was under Soviet occupation. Yosef received a Soviet education, far removed from his Jewish faith and culture. His father, Moshe, was arrested by the...
Survival, Scars and Healing
Francine Lazarus survived WWII in Belgium hidden with strangers, isolated from her family, and moved from place to place. She witnessed murder and was often injured herself. With her father murdered in Auschwitz, her story continues post-war with the young Francine, neglected and abused by her...
The Story of Lady Jakobovits
A child in war-torn Europe, Amelie Munk fled for her life with her mother, grandmother, and younger siblings on a packed train from Paris bound for the south of France. Eking out a tough daily existence, Amelie quickly matured into a young woman whose spirited...
The Life of Lt-Colonel Eliazar Margolin
An acclaimed figure in Israeli historiography, but little known in Australia, this book asks the question why. Margolin served in two armies in the First World War, the Australian and British, and was buried twice with full military honors, first in Australia, then Israel....
The Making of a Great Yorkshireman
The life of Arnold Ziff is the story of one of Yorkshire's most successful businessmen. He floated his property company at the height of the post-war property boom, making him a fortune. His triumphant takeover of Barratts provided the backbone for one of today's...
The Wars of the Lord
Chief Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz (1872-1946), perhaps Britain's greatest Chief Rabbi, led his community through two World Wars and was instrumental in the rescue of Jewish refugees from Nazism. He published many books and edited the seminal Hertz Chumash. Rabbi Hertz was a founder of...
The Forgotten Founder
Nathan Marcus Adler remains the longest serving Chief Rabbi in the history of Anglo-Jewry. Yet today he is a shadowy figure. During his ministry the forerunners of Jewish Care were created, the synagogue service was regularised, Jews' College opened its doors and the United Synagogue came into...
New and Expanded Edition
Confessions of a Serial Biographer is the story (or rather the stories) of Michael Freedland, a man who has mingled with celebrities since he was a teenage junior newspaper reporter. He has been involved with some of the iconic names of Hollywood and showbiz in general...
The Acceptable Face of Gunboat Diplomacy
The house of Don Pacifico, president of the Jewish community in Athens, was looted by a mob in April 1847. The riot was government-inspired and the courts were crooked. There was little chance of getting the large compensation Pacifico claimed - until Palmerston, the...