Friday, May 4, 2012

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Among the IDP's published photographic treasures:
  • ancient pictures of the Kotel, Rachel's Tomb, Cave of the Patriarchs, Joseph's Tomb
  • the visit of the Chief Rabbi of Palestine to the White House in 1924
  • the earthquake, locust plague and warfare that hit the land in the early 1900s
  • the German general who saved the Jews of Palestine from expulsion - or worse
  • Zionist activity: the first kibbutzim, industries, and settlements in Eretz Yisrael
  • ancient and beautiful synagogues in Jerusalem before their destruction
  • Jewish communities in Alexandria, Aleppo, Samarkand, and Iraq
  • Jews of Samarkand (1870)
  • the destruction of the Jewish community in Hebron in 1929
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this blog. You have made me aware of an amazing photo resource. I love comparing the old photos with what Jerusalem, particularly, looks like today. Shalom.