|The original caption in the American Colony collection read, |
"A little Jewish boy patient in the Scots Mission Hospital, Tiberias."
BBC used the photo in a review of a hotel located in the former
hospital building with the caption, "The hospital treated patients from
as far away as Damascus." No mention was made of the boy's faith.
Readers of Israel Daily Picture, however, may recognize the picture of a "little Jewish boy patient" from an earlier posting detailing with the massacre of 19 Jews in Tiberias on October 2, 1938 during the "Arab Revolt." We postulated that the boy was a survivor of the massacre. Most of the victims were women and children.
|Arab patient? The headscarf is of a style|
typically worn by religious Jewish women
Looking and comparing headscarves, we believe that some of the pictures may be of Jewish women patients, especially these pictures captioned in the Library of Congress collection as "Arab patient with ailing daughter." Other possible Jewish patients can be viewed here and here.
View below pictures of Muslim women patients in their traditional head garb.
|Arab patient and her headscarf|
Coming Attraction: Why Is this "Jew with a Torah" Scroll Not Jewish?
|Future feature: In researching the Scots Hospital in Tiberias, |
we discovered an archive of Galilee pictures in a most unusual
library. The caption reads "Jew with Torah," but our research
shows that he was not Jewish. Who was he?
|Arab girl patients and their scarves|
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