Posted: 29 Apr 2018 10:15 PM PDT
The Enigmatic Photograph from the Library of Congress:
|Enlargement of the army camp. Note the permanent |
structure surrounded by tents.
|Shimon Hatzadik's tomb today (Israel|
The picture was taken just four months after the British forces captured the city of Jerusalem. The city's Jewish residents received the soldiers as their saviors -- saving them from severe hunger and deadly diseases. The children had much to celebrate.
|The parade route today (picture taken from the 8th floor|
of the Olive Hotel) (IDP)
Veteran Jerusalemite Shmulik Huminer wrote in his memoirs:
“Anyone who could travel to Meiron on Lag Ba’Omer would go, and there take place miracles and wonders. But the residents of Jerusalem who couldn’t afford to travel to Meiron have as compensation the cave of Shimo Hatzadik located at the edge of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood north of the Old City.”
Today, Lag Ba’Omer is a day when Jewish children still go out to parks and forests to celebrate. In Jerusalem, many traditional Jews still visit Shimon’s grave.
|Comparison of buildings from 1918 and today. Second stories|
were added to the buildings over the years. (IDP)