Description: The continuing story of the Middlesbrough Jewish community, as compiled and edited from the pages of its website. Nine years after its formal demise following the closure of its only synagogue in 1998, it is still very much alive as a "virtual community". The book contains edited highlights of the Newsletters from January 1999 to August 2007; detailed memoirs by three former members of the community; a graphic portrayal of the early members from 1880 onwards; a forty page Photo Gallery; full burial records of the Stockton, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough cemeteries from 1876 onwards; much archival material, and an Index of names with more than 1,000 entries
Product Details: 440 pages, 8.25" x 10.75", casewrap-hardcover binding, black and white interior ink. To view sample pages, and for order information, visit: http://www.lulu.com/content/1148334
Just a quick note to say "well done" on the book - most enjoyable. Julian Vyner Sydney, Australia
Very nice and kol hakavod to you Naomi Schweitzer Kibbutz Hatzerim, Israel
[Ed note: Naomi is the daughter of Ann Maskill (Greenberg), Middlesbrough and Ben Maskill, Leeds.]
I was interested to read Michael Bharier's letter in Newsletter Number 3 as to the rendition of the Prayer, "Omnom Ken" on Kol Nidrei night. This Poem was written by Rabbi Yomtov of York, who was killed in the Pogrom at Clifford's Tower in 1190, where the Jews committed suicide rather than yield to the angry mob - the English Massada.
All this took place exactly 100 years before the Expulsion from England in 1290.
The tune we used to sing in Middlesbrough is of a much later date and is of German origin, which is sung nowadays in many Ashkenazi communities. David Saville Jerusalem, Israel
Dinah Solomon passed away peacefully August 19, 2007. Sadly missed by daughter and son-in-law Lorraine and Alan Coleman, together with Julian and Elizabeth; Mark; Sharon and David; Samuel and Nathan. Reunited with husband David and daughter Tania. MHDSRIP Jewish Telegraph (Communicated by Ruth Posner)