|Feeding the poor children of Hadera (circa 1935)|
WIZO is the Women's International Zionist Organization, founded in Great Britain in 1920 to help build the Jewish national home and to assist women of Eretz Yisrael through education and training.
|Children's home in Heftziba|
west of Hadera
Hadera, south of Haifa, was built on swamplands purchased in 1890 from an Arab Christian from Lebanon, Salim Khoury, who was a major landowner in Palestine. A year later, Jews originally from Kovno, Riga and Vilna arrived to dry the swamps and settle in the area.
Another photo (left) reveals a little more information about the children's home located in the "Heftziba settlement on the coast west of Hadera."
|Olive grove stripped of all leaves|
after locust plague, Spring 1915
The photographers of the American Colony Photographic Department recorded dozens of pictures of the 1915 locust plague, available in the Library of Congress collection.
Today, Jews around the world commemorate the last days of the Succot holiday. Today is called Hoshanna Rabba, and one of the special prayers in today's liturgy asks for salvation from various agricultural blights including the plague of locusts.