The Treasures

Discover highlights from our featured archives. Learn more about these rare images, photographs, documents and artefacts relating to Jewish life in Britain. We are adding new treasures all the time. If you have a treasure you would like to tell us about then let us know by filling in the form here.

Menasseh Ben Israel’s petition to Oliver Cromwell

1655 petition for Jews to be allowed to set up places of worship

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8th Century Judaeo-Persian letter from Kaifeng, Henan province, China

One of the earliest records of the Jewish community in China • British Library

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Oneg Shabbat Box

A metal box from the Warsaw Ghetto's Oneg Shabbat archive

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Brondesbury Synagogue

The metamorphosis of a north London synagogue • JCR-UK

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The Four Per Cent Industrial Dwellings Company Prospectus

Prospectus for Nathan Rothschild's private social housing company • The Rothschild Archive

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The Chuts

Dutch Cigar Makers' London East End Sabbath Meal • Sandys Row Archive

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Boris Bennett’s Camera

Camera of the well-known wedding photographer • Jewish Museum London

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Sir David Salomons’ Carriage Doors

Carriage Doors belonging to London's first Jewish Lord Mayor • Jewish Museum London

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Jews’ Free School

Boys at Jews' Free School, London • JCR-UK

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Yiddish Typewriter

Yiddish Typewriter belonging to the playwright Abish Meisels

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Great Tailor’s Strike Balance Sheet

Balance sheet: income & expenditures of the Great Strike of East London tailors, YIVO

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Portrait of Prince Philip by Ralph Heimans

Portrait of Prince Philip at 96

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