Menu JTA Search
Sort By: Newest | Oldest | Relevance Show: 10 | 25 | 50
  • News Brief

    Heavy snow fell, covering the streets of Jerusalem, during Friday and Saturday. The snow fall, reached considerable height in certain quarters. The population was fearful of the damage which the snow may cause to houses which were not built to withstand heavy weather. During the last heavy snowfall, which occurred several years ago the roofs…

  • Arab Victims’ Names As Verified by State Dept.

    The list of American Jews killed and injured in Palestine as received by the State Department from Consul General Paul Knabenshue follows. The telegram, despatched from Jerusalem at 10 p.m. Monday night, gives a list of eight deaths which have been verified by the Consul. Wolf Zev Berman, Philadelphia. David Shunberg, Memphis. Bennie Hurwitz, Chicago….

  • Additional Names of Jewish Victims, Killed and Wounded in Outbreak

    Additional names of the Jews killed and wounded in the Moslem Arabs’ massacre at Hebron, Palestine, on Saturday, August 24, are given below. This list does not include those previously given, including the 8 American students: KILLED AT HEBRON Nachman Segal, 35, Grodno, Poland, and his son, Menachem, 4. Moishe Goozelan, Sephardic Jew. Jacob Goozelan,…

  • State Department’s List of American Citizens Heard from in Palestine

    A list of all American citizens in Palestine concerning whom reports have been received from Consul-General Knabenshue, up to the present time, was issued by the State Department to the correspondent of the Jewish Daily Bulletin here. The dead are: William Berman, Philadelphia: David Sheinberg. Memphis: Benjamin Hurwitz, New York; Harry Froman. New York: Woli…

  • Balfour Declaration Must Be Basis of Agreement Between Jews and Arabs, Says Magnes

    The following is the complete text of a cablegram to Dr. S. Margoshes, editor of “The Day,” from Dr. Judah L. Magnes in which the latter clarifies his position on the Palestine situation: “The Balfour declaration, having been confirmed so often and with such solemnity, must, in my opinion, remain and should become the basis…

  • Jerusalem Turns out to Hear Jasha Heifetz: High Commissioner Among Enthusiastic Audience

    Jerusalem turned out in force to-day to attend a concert given by Jasha Heifetz, the famous Jewish violinist, at the New Edison Hall. The High Commissioner, General Sir Arthur Wauchope, was present in the audience. Heifetz was given an enthusiastic reception. Heifetz has taken a very close interest in the movement which was launched a…

  • Snowfall Blankets Hills of Holy Land

    A heavy snow fell today in Jerusalem and on the surrounding hills. The entire area assumed a white picturesqueness seldom witnessed in Palestine, where the climate is mild and snow a great rarity.

  • Editorial Notes

    DURING the presentation of the portrait of Isaac Moses, a Jewish revolutionary patriot and financier, to the Museum of the City of New York, Professor Samuel Eliot Morison, of Harvard, declared that a group of Jews arrived in the colony that is now New York, in 1654, on the St. Charles, which “we might call…

  • The Romantic Messiah

    The servants brought in the next course. It was only then that Rachel and her guests noticed Sarah’s strange appearance. She was deathly pale. Her eyes, gleaming like the flames of two candles, were fixed hypnotically on Khelebi’s face. It was evi-dent that although he no longer spoke, she still heard his voice. Frightened, Rachel…

  • Snow in Jerusalem Amazes and Delights Young and Old

    To the world at large, the idea of this Holy City being covered in a white pall of snow, the bleached domes and spires and steeples and minarets of a tri-religious center standing out picturesquely from the surrounding Judean hills, seems wholely incongruous because palestine is in the sub-tropies. “Snow in Jerusalem” sounds as inappropriate…

  • Tortured in Soviet Province, Refugees Report on Arrival in Palestine

    From the inner recesses of Asia, small groups of ragged, half-starved Jewish refugees are arriving in Palestine with tales of terror and physical torture which in gruesome details rival stories of the Middle Ages. The methods of the medieval Inquisition are being used by Soviet Russian officials against the Jews of Bokhara, Russian province bordering…

  • Snow Falls in Jerusalem; Flood Waters Make Roads Impassable; Crop Damage Feared

    The city of Jerusalem and its environs today presented a rare picture of snow and ice following a snowfall preceded by storm and rein. Residents of Jerusalem, who seldom see snow, awoke yesterday morning to find the roofs of their houses, of towers and mosques, covered with a thick layer of snow, while the entire…

  • Weizmann Opens Congress; Avoids Issue of Partition, Mum of Attending London Parley

    The twenty-second World Zionist Congress – first post-war gathering of the highest body of the World Zionist movement – opened here today in the Mustermesse, largest hall in Basle, with an address by Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the Jewish Agency, in which he appealed to the British Government either to carry out the provisions…

  • Jewish Agency Ready to Welcome Truce if It Will Not Encroach on Jewish State

    The Jewish Agency would welcome a truce in Palestine as requested by the United States, France and China yesterday if there is “a grantee that it will not encroach in any way on the Jewish State and will not be ?ely a device to give the Arabs time to make further preparations for war,” an…

  • Arab Legionnaires Refuse Conciliation Commissioners Passage out of Jerusalem to East

    Arab Legion guards at the Mandelbaum Gate of the old City of Jerusalem today turned back the members of the U.N. Palestine Conciliation Commission who started on a trip to Jericho, on the Transjordan border. No reason as given for the action. The Commissioners are leaving Saturday on a three-week tour of the neighboring Arab…

  • First Heavy Snow Since 1870 Cuts Tel Aviv-jerusalem Road; Cripples Electricity

    Jewish Agency officials worked through the night in freezing temperatures examining conditions in immigrant reception camps in Israel, following the worst snow-fall that has ever hit this country. A heavy snow fell in the entire Tel Aviv area for the first time since 1870, while the rest of Israel was reported under a deep blanket…

  • “snow Since” in Jerusalum Broken: Crops Affected; Damages Reach Millions of Dollars

    Springlike sunshine and American bulldozers today broke the “snow siege” of Jerusalem, clearing the main roads in and around the city. However, the lowest temperatures in the memory of the oldest inhabitants still hampered all work in Upper Galilee and the Haifa area where interurban traffic was virtually paralyzed. The city of Safad remained completely…

  • Israel Gets 12-inch Snowstorm; Electricity Crippled; Snowfall in Desert

    A record snowstorm covered Jerusalem and northern Galilee with 10 and 12 inches of snow today and crippled electricity and telephone service. The unusual cold wave accompanying the snow Friday night brought a snowfall even to the normally hot Negev desert. Life came to a virtual standstill in snowbound Jerusalem, halting what little traffic normally…

  • Snow, Sub-zero Temperatures Harass Israel; Highways Blocked

    For the second day in a row, areas of Israel today were pelted by snow, accompanied by sub-zero temperatures, that blocked roads and highways and forced the closing of schools. Three settlements were cut off, and plans were made to supply them by helicopter if they could not be reached by trucks within a few…

  • Israelis Dig out After Winter’s Worst’s Storm Ties Up Country

    Life in storm-battered Jerusalem slowly began returning to normal today as traffic, which had been paralyzed fast night, moved slowly over slippery snow-covered streets. Side streets ware full of stalled cars, but Rio major accidents were reported. The unseasonal snow, which hit the Negev overnight, killed more than 200 sheep belonging to a Bedouin tribe….

  • Heavy Snowfall, Rare in Israel, Disrupts Traffic; Hail Damages Crops

    Heavy snowfall–rare in Israel–blanketed the Jerusalem area today while heavy rains and hail caused considerable damage to field crops, vegetables and orange groves throughout the country. The snowfall disrupted traffic, cut off the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway, halted railways and crippled bus and auto traffic in the capital. Most schools and the Hebrew University were closed…

  • Heavy Rains Flood Roads in Israel; Jerusalem Railway Affected

    The first snow of the season in Israel fell this morning in Galilee to add to the woes of a population buffeted by incessant rain for the past week. Rain and gales lashed central Israel for the past 24 hours, flooding almost all roads leading from Tel Aviv to the south and east. The railway…