Another triumph for modern science occurred here when Tiberias was once again subjected to a terrific hailstorm followed by a torrential downpour, which sent millions of gallons of water down the hillsides.
This time, however, the new channels leading to Lake Kinereth carried the flood waters away and the city was unharmed. Last May a cloudburst devastated the city, causing a great loss of life and property.
When the storm came, the inhabitants were panic-stricken and flocked to the upper parts of the city for safety. The storm passed without doing any damage.
A Chinese convert to Judaism was Salem Shaloam David whose parents were murdered in the Taiping rebellion and who was taken under the protection of the Shanghai Sassoon Company.