Friday, January 1, 2016

Coming Attractions: Ottoman Rabbis and the Jerusalem Store that Boycotted the German Emperor

The Ottoman Imperial Archives continues to share its digitized photographic treasures online.

These important historical pictures were recently released.  We will be providing the background to these pictures in the near future.

Ottoman Rabbis of the 19th century.


The German Emperor arrived in Jerusalem in 1898.  All of the city turned out to receive him with great fanfare, but we noticed that one shop, the closest to the Jaffa Gate, closed its shutters. Why?

The German Emperor arrives at Jaffa Gate in 1898, but why did one shop stay closed?

This shop shuttered its front.

Readers of this site know that it was a millinery store.

Answers next week.

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