11 December 2006

Postcards from the past

Scenes from the past come alive in two articles on Ynetnews describing a family collection of postcards gathered over the course of more than 100 years.

Moshe Ginzburg and Zehava Lavit Ben-Tovim immigrated to Israel at the end of the 19th century, met in Israel, and were married in 1918.

Zehava's father, Isaac Ben-Tovim, was active in the Haredi Yishuv and the couple had the privilege of knowing the Israel of the beginning of the 20th century. Many postcards and letter from throughout Israel, neighboring countries and Europe were sent to their home. Zehava kept the correspondences and left them to her daughter Shifra Lancet, who has presented some of the postcard collection here in memory of her family.

Click here for Part I, and here for Part II.

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