This autobiography of one of the world's leading Jewish religious thinkers and teachers, and the central participant in the dramatic 'Jacobs affair', begins with his early boyhood in a poor district of Manchester. The story covers his student life at Gateshead and London University, his trips...
The King's Chief Rabbi
With a foreword by Lord Jacob Rothschild, OM
Hermann Adler contributed enormously as Chief Rabbi to the Jewish community in the UK and beyond.
From the Foreword by Lord Jacob Rothschild, OM
When Chief Rabbi Adler died in 1911, his friend, Sir Adolph Tuck wrote: ‘The fame of...
The Story of Hannah Senesh 1921-1944 [Second Edition]
Winner of the National Jewish Book Award when it was first published in 1985, In Kindling Flame tells the impassioned story of a young woman who left Europe for Palestine in 1939, when she was just 18, but returned five years later...
Jewish Women in the Public Arena
It is to Isabelle Seddon’s great credit that she marks the contributions of the early pioneers, as well as those who have done sterling work in more recent years.
Rabbi Dame Julia Neuberger
Here Isabelle Seddon reveals the astonishing contributions made by British born...
Now available in paperback, this biography shows how Israel Isidor Mattuck was probably the most influential figure in the development of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) in the UK and the wider Liberal Jewish movement through his involvement with the World Union for Progressive Judaism, which he chaired from...
With a Foreword by Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Jews make up 0.2% of the worlds' population, yet they have won over 20% of the Nobel prizes – 204 in total out of around 900 awarded since the first Laureates at the start of the...
Here for the first time is the account of the essential part played by Jewish personnel in the Fire Service in the Second World War.
Ever civic minded, Jews from all social backgrounds were pre-war volunteers to be trained for...
The Story of Al Jolson
Al Jolson, celebrated star of the world's first 'talking picture' and self-proclaimed World's Greatest Entertainer, blazed many trails through show business - and today his name still conjures up the glamour of Broadway and the silver screen. This is the definitive biography of a man...
The Life and Death of Janusz Korczak
This is the tragic story of Janusz Korczak (as featured in the major motion picture The Zookeeper's Wife) who chose to perish in Treblinka rather than abandon the Jewish orphans in his care. Korczak comes alive in this acclaimed biography by Betty Jean...
The Lost Actor (Revised Second Edition)
Leslie Howard's career as a Hollywood star and his ambitions for the British film industry were well known. He contributed substantially to cinema history, having been featured in Gone With the Wind, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Pygmalion, and others. But, behind his charm was a...