[Keren Hayesod Jerusalem]

Scenes From Jerusalem in the 1920s; Tel Aviv a Decade After Its Establishment

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Subtitles: Hebrew

An advertising video on behalf of the United Israel Appeal and the Jewish National Fund emphasizing the contribution of the two funds to the Jewish settlement enterprise in Palestine with the help of slides with German captions. The video shows daily life in the Jerusalem area, and Tel Aviv a decade after its establishment. Passers-by in the Old City of Jerusalem, including policemen from the Palestine Police Force. A large crowd at an event around the Tomb of Simeon the Just. Worshipers leave the entrance to the Bukharian synagogue Baba Tama. The Book of Esther reading event Purim, a man and a woman in traditional Bukhari dress, a woman playing the drum and another woman dancing in the center of the room. Musicians play a cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach in front of an audience at a street-performance. A large audience watches an orchestra and choir perform at the HaMaalot Amphitheater on the Mount Scopus campus of the Hebrew University. Crowds of pilgrims march near the Jaffa Gate towards the Western Wall. The Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Abraham Isaac HaCohen Kook, speaks in front of an audience, followed by Avraham Menachem Ussishkin. Men pray near the Western Wall. A camel caravan crosses a path between sand dunes in young Tel Aviv (archival footage from 1909). Views from the city of Tel Aviv in 1919, including near Allenby Street.

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