Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Rabbi

Today's picture was taken in about 1935 in Jerusalem. It shows a Yemenite Rabbi listening to an old radio. I like the picture, as it is a mix of the ancient and the new.

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  1. Please excuse my ignorance. Is that a Yemenite Rabbi or a Yemeni Rabbi? The former would be a rabbi of a Yemenite sect of Judaism where the latter would be a rabbi from Yemen. I'm not familiar with all the sects of Judaism, but, would be interested to know the differences.

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  2. This in regards to yesterdays pic of the mule of donkey. Perhaps that would be a good substitute for your tractor. Families have used them on the farm to plow fields etc. for years??

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  3. I suspect either term could be used appropriately. Here's a wikipedia article on Yemenite Judaism

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemenite_Jews

    Just a note: there's likely little difference in appearance between this Rabbi and any modern Rabbi wearing their tallit. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tallit) The beard might be slightly out of date.

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  4. Is that really an old radio in 1935? It seems like it's contemporary to the time. Early radios were built more like furniture, meant to last for a long time.

    pastperiodspress.com

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  5. Very interesting photo. Sort of an anachronism.

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