Israel's Photo History: A Jewish Muktar

Israel's Photo History: A Jewish Muktar

Who Ever Heard of a Jewish "Mukhtar*," and in Tiberias, no less. The story of the Varhaftig-Amitai family over the generations.Lenny Ben-David, 4/25/2014, 9:52 AM
A Ton of Matza to the US Army in France During WWI

A Ton of Matza to the US Army in France During WWI

Why Was a Ton of Matza Delivered to the US Army's 77th Division in France during World War I? Special Passover FeatureLenny Ben-David, 4/18/2014, 2:31 PM
Israel's Photo History : Rav Kook, Pesach 1928

Israel's Photo History : Rav Kook, Pesach 1928

Rabbi Kook addressing a crowd on Passover.Lenny Ben-David, 4/13/2014, 12:58 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: Passover 1919

Israel's History in Pictures: Passover 1919

The Jewish Brigade soldiers of WWI hoped to liberate the Holy Land from the Turks.Lenny Ben-David, 4/9/2014, 6:18 AM
Palestine Plague of Locusts, 1915

Palestine Plague of Locusts, 1915

Not just in Egypt before the Exodus, but in Palestine 1915, just when WWI cut off aid from the USA.Lenny Ben-David, 4/3/2014, 6:30 AM
Israel's History in Pictures: Baking Matzas 1900's

Israel's History in Pictures: Baking Matzas 1900's

Unleavened bread, matza, is eaten for the entire holiday of Passover.Lenny Ben-David, 3/24/2014, 12:15 PM
Jewish History in Pictures: Purim in NY 1865

Jewish History in Pictures: Purim in NY 1865

Purim was a special day in New York as the Civil War drew to an end.Lenny Ben-David, 3/15/2014, 10:06 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: The Hinnom Valley

Israel's History in Pictures: The Hinnom Valley

The area opposite the Old City walls between Jaffa and Zion Gates was the subject of photographic interestLenny Ben David, 3/10/2014, 10:08 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: After the Turks Left

Israel's History in Pictures: After the Turks Left

The Jews of Palestine after the British forced the Turks and Germans out, 1917-1918.Lenny Ben-David, 3/2/2014, 9:36 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: Joseph's Tomb

Israel's History in Pictures: Joseph's Tomb

What a difference a century makes!Lenny Ben-David, 2/24/2014, 11:35 AM
History in Pictures: US Jews Help in WWI Crisis

History in Pictures: US Jews Help in WWI Crisis

WWI famine, crises, could have wiped out the fledgling return to Zion. Wealthy US Jews and Henry Morgenthau stepped in.Lenny Ben-David, 2/16/2014, 5:47 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: Buffalo

Israel's History in Pictures: Buffalo

Home on the range in the Hula ValleyLenny Ben-David, 2/8/2014, 5:16 AM
 Jerusalem Children ca.1900

Jerusalem Children ca.1900

Children praying, children begging, children marching in a holiday parade.Lenny Ben-David, 1/24/2014, 2:11 PM
Almost Extinct Jewish Communities-Egypt, Syria

Almost Extinct Jewish Communities-Egypt, Syria

Jewish communities that once were vibrant.Lenny Ben-David, 1/21/2014, 12:52 PM
Israel's History in Pictures; Daily Life in Je-m

Israel's History in Pictures; Daily Life in Je-m

Most pictures taken a century ago were formal. Here are pictures of everyday life in Jerusalem.Lenny Ben David, 1/15/2014, 12:16 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: Mid East Communities

Israel's History in Pictures: Mid East Communities

Remarkable Pictures of Jewish Communities in the Middle East.Lenny Ben-David, 12/31/2013, 8:52 AM
Israel's History in Pictures: David Street 1890's

Israel's History in Pictures: David Street 1890's

Exploring the Keystone Photo Collection at the University of California - Riverside -- The Anatomy of a Photograph.Lenny Ben-David, 12/26/2013, 11:48 AM
Israel's History in Pictures: Bethlehem 1875-1900

Israel's History in Pictures: Bethlehem 1875-1900

PIctures of the Christian sites in Bethlehem more than a hundred years ago.Lenny Ben-David, 12/24/2013, 12:17 PM
 The REAL Lawrence of Arabia and Peter O'Toole

The REAL Lawrence of Arabia and Peter O'Toole

How Lawrence of Arabia affected Israel-Jordan relations.Lenny Ben-David, 12/17/2013, 11:40 AM
Israel's History in Pictures: Jerusalem Snow 1921

Israel's History in Pictures: Jerusalem Snow 1921

Photos of winter's past in the Holy City.Lenny Ben-David, 12/12/2013, 11:53 AM
Israeli History in Pictures: More Narinsky Photos

Israeli History in Pictures: More Narinsky Photos

More pictures by the couple who captured various people and sites in the early 20th century.Lenny Ben David, 12/1/2013, 4:55 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: Oregon U. Archives

Israel's History in Pictures: Oregon U. Archives

An unusual collection found at Oregon State University with historic narration provided for most of them.Lenny Ben-David, 11/28/2013, 11:49 AM
Israel's History in Pictures: Photos Early 1900's

Israel's History in Pictures: Photos Early 1900's

He died unknown, but was rescued from the Nazis thorugh Ben Gurion and Ben Yehudah's intercession on his behalf.Lenny Ben-David, 11/22/2013, 12:00 AM
Porat Yosef Yeshiva Fire - 1948

Porat Yosef Yeshiva Fire - 1948

The flagship Sephardic yeshiva in the Old City of Jerusalem was set afire by the Jordanians in 1948 and rebuilt after the 1967 war.Lenny Ben-David, 11/15/2013, 12:24 PM
Israel's History in Pictures:Speed Limit 8 mph

Israel's History in Pictures:Speed Limit 8 mph

Compare the vehicles, their speeds and the buildings where the signs stood, then and now - thanks to Googlemaps.Lenny Ben-David, 11/7/2013, 5:52 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: 1870 Wedding

Israel's History in Pictures: 1870 Wedding

You Are Invited to the Wedding of Barukh and Khanna! In Samarkand 140 Years Ago!Lenny Ben-David, 10/27/2013, 4:28 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: Stereographic Photos

Israel's History in Pictures: Stereographic Photos

A new trove of antique pictures uncovered at Emory University - "Stereographic" photos more than 100 years old.Lenny Ben-David, 10/14/2013, 11:24 AM
Israel's History in Pictures: The British Mandate

Israel's History in Pictures: The British Mandate

Ruling the British Mandate in Palestine was no easy task.Lenny Ben-David, 10/4/2013, 5:10 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: WWI in Palestine

Israel's History in Pictures: WWI in Palestine

New Source of Historical Films and Photos: The British Imperial War Museum; Presenting General Allenby Entering Jerusalem in 1917.Lenny Ben-David, 9/28/2013, 8:42 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: Sukkot, Early 1900's

Israel's History in Pictures: Sukkot, Early 1900's

Bukharian Jews kept up their traditions as they began to arrive in the Holy Land.Lenny Ben David, 9/23/2013, 12:00 AM
Israel's History in Pictures: At the Wall 1904

Israel's History in Pictures: At the Wall 1904

Yom Kippur has just passed, but this is an additional set of moving pictures from long ago.Lenny Ben-David, 9/15/2013, 10:33 PM
Jewish History in Pictures: Days of Awe

Jewish History in Pictures: Days of Awe

Pictures from New York, for a change, from the early 20th century..Lenny Ben-David, 9/11/2013, 10:35 AM
Israel's History in Pictures: Shofar Blowing

Israel's History in Pictures: Shofar Blowing

Blow the Shofar at the New Moon...Because It Is a Decree for Israel, a Judgment Day for the God of Jacob" - Psalms 81Lenny Ben-David, 9/4/2013, 2:16 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: Yemenites Part II

Israel's History in Pictures: Yemenites Part II

The American Colony found the Yemenites fascinating.Lenny Ben David, 9/1/2013, 10:59 AM
Israel's History in Pictures: Yemenites,1882

Israel's History in Pictures: Yemenites,1882

The Yemenite aliyah of 1882 was prompted by the Hebrew year תרמ"ב, part of a Biblical verse which can be seen as symbolizing aliyah. Part ILenny Ben David, 8/24/2013, 10:53 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: Kiwi Soldier's Album

Israel's History in Pictures: Kiwi Soldier's Album

Another Photographic Treasure Found in a Far-Flung Antique Collection -- From a Jewish "Kiwi" Soldier's Album.Lenny Ben- David, 8/16/2013, 6:18 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: The Yemenites, 1882

Israel's History in Pictures: The Yemenites, 1882

Pictorial story of the Yemenites in Jerusalem, as seen through the eyes of the American Colony. Part I.Lenny Ben-David, 8/16/2013, 5:02 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: Rav Kook in the USA

Israel's History in Pictures: Rav Kook in the USA

The Library of Congress collection has a picture of Rabbi Kook in the USA in 1924.Lenny Ben-David, 8/10/2013, 11:32 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: Shiloh

Israel's History in Pictures: Shiloh

PIctures from the Library of Congress and other sources show the country before the founding of the state of Israel.Lenny Ben-David, 8/5/2013, 5:24 AM
Israel's History in Pictures:Preventing Flat Tires

Israel's History in Pictures:Preventing Flat Tires

Picture series of the early days of the return to Zion, taken by various photographers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/1/2013, 10:22 AM
Israel's History in Pictures: Temple Beams?

Israel's History in Pictures: Temple Beams?

Wooden beams from the Temple Mount in storage facilities, are from the Temple period. The site itself was photographed 85 years ago.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/24/2013, 1:53 PM
Israeli Picture History: 'For These I Weep' 1929

Israeli Picture History: 'For These I Weep' 1929

The Hevron massacre of Tisha B'Av 1929 in the Library of Congress.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/16/2013, 2:12 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: A 1905 Pageant

Israel's History in Pictures: A 1905 Pageant

A 4th of July pageant put on by the American Colony.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2013, 11:36 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: 1936 Photo Diary

Israel's History in Pictures: 1936 Photo Diary

A Photo Diary from Palestine, 1936, by a Tour Guide, Writer, Diplomat ... and SpyArutz Sheva Staff, 7/5/2013, 3:14 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: Australian Engineers

Israel's History in Pictures: Australian Engineers

Pictures tell a story words fail to express.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/28/2013, 8:47 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: Factory, Holon 1920

Israel's History in Pictures: Factory, Holon 1920

Was this a factory i Lodz, Poland? No, it was in Holon, Palestine in the 1920's.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/14/2013, 3:15 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: The Corner Pharmacy

Israel's History in Pictures: The Corner Pharmacy

Jerusalem even has historic drug stores.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2013, 8:52 PM
Israel's History in Pictures:Jewelry Making

Israel's History in Pictures:Jewelry Making

Jewelry-Making in the Holy Land: A wise profession for a peripatetic people., 6/8/2013, 8:51 PM
Pictorial History: King Faisal Comes to Je-m 1931

Pictorial History: King Faisal Comes to Je-m 1931

Treasures from the Library of Congress archives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/3/2013, 12:01 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: Photos as Proof

Israel's History in Pictures: Photos as Proof

American Colony photographers recorded the presence of Jewish pioneers in the first years of the 20th century.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/29/2013, 12:24 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: Yemenites ca. 1922

Israel's History in Pictures: Yemenites ca. 1922

The little known 1882 immigration of Yemenites to Israel gave them a foothold in the state-to-be. Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2013, 9:49 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: Cigarbox Collection

Israel's History in Pictures: Cigarbox Collection

The story of an exceptional collection of photos of Israel from the early 20th century. Two examples are here and on the main page.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/24/2013, 8:03 AM
Israel's History in Pictures: A Math Lesson

Israel's History in Pictures: A Math Lesson

Israel's 2013 Maths matriculation exam took place yesterday. Here's how a math class looked before the state was established.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2013, 5:42 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: Tel Yosef 1921

Israel's History in Pictures: Tel Yosef 1921

A mystery is solved by comparison with a photo in an archive and Google Earth.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/20/2013, 2:35 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: Women for the State

Israel's History in Pictures: Women for the State

Library of Congress Archive: 1939 Jewish Demonstration against the British White Paper -- Led by the Grandes Dames of Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2013, 8:20 AM
Israel's History in Pictures: Celebrating Shavuot

Israel's History in Pictures: Celebrating Shavuot

Newly available piictures from the Library of Congress collection of Israel's history.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/15/2013, 9:39 PM
Israel's History in Pictures: Book of Ruth

Israel's History in Pictures: Book of Ruth

These pictures from the Library of Congress collection show a hundred year old reenactment of the story of Ruth. For Shavuot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/14/2013, 12:51 PM