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A Holiday In Israel in 1932 **

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A Holiday In Israel in 1932 – Astounding (previously unpublished) Historical Film Footage from Palestine 1932 (now Israel)

This film was made by Christadelphian Brother Harry Hay (Newark) in 1932. For most of these 85 years, the film was stored in a box. It is entitled ‘A Holiday In Israel in 1932.’ Harry’s son, John inherited the box and it was taken to Scotland when John moved there. About 6 years ago John had the film converted to DVD. With John’s permission it is now officially archived in Jerusalem as a record of social and historical interest.

Brother Harry Hay belonged to Newark ecclesia in 1941 and was a member there until his death in September 1988 aged 91.

Concerning the film itself, you will hear Bro Harry’s own commentary of events, and peppered throughout the film are short Bible verses which he felt were relevant. It is evident from the fist still image that the visit took place around Easter time of 1932. Further evidence of this is that the visit coincided with the 1st Maccabiah games which opened on 28th March of that year in Tel Aviv.

Despite its age, the film is in excellent condition as is the audio. At around 7min you will notice a map appears on screen and the map’s name is ‘EREZ ISRAEL’. It is highly likely that this map was added to the video sometime after the film was made as maps of 1932 invariably had the title Palestine. This film has been uploaded to YouTube by the Christadelphian Video Org.

Places visited:

  • 1: 3.14 – Malta – Melita (Acts 28)
  • 2: 4.53 – Suez Canel
  • 3: 5.10 – Goshen
  • 4: 5.19 – Ben-Ha
  • 5: 5.56 – Great Pyramid
  • 6: 6.37 – Cairo
  • 7: 6.52 – Palestine
  • 8: 7.03 – Tel Aviv (Jaffa)
  • 9: 7.38 – Nahalal
  • 10: 8.54 – The 1st world Maccabiah (Jewish Olympics)
  • 11: 18.59 – Visit to 3 settlements, 19.09 – Gan Hasharon,/ 20.11 -Tel Mond, / 20.52 – Kalmania.
  • 12: 22.48 – Petach Tikvah ( founded 1878)
  • 13: 23.48 – Packing Oranges
  • 14: 24.52 – Plain of Sharon
  • 15: 25.38 – ‘ Mikveh Israel’ Agricultural School for Boys
  • 16: 26.44 – A Eucalyptus Grove has replaced a swamp
  • 17: 27.11 – In and around JERUSALEM
  • 18: 29.15 – Bethlehem
  • 19: 30.12 – Jericho
  • 20: 30.55 – Dead Sea
  • 21: 31.25 – Mount of Olives
  • 22: 32.02 – Gethsemane
  • 23: 32.26 – Galilee to Haifa
  • 24: 32.37 – Nablus (Shechem), 32.50 – Dothan,
  • 25: 33.45 – Tiberias
  • 26: 34.05 – Galilee
  • 27: 34.31 – Dagania
  • 28: 35.06 – Rutenberg Power station (Ashkelon)
  • 29: 36.26 – Beth Shan
  • 30: 36.52 – Ain Harod
  • 30: 37.55 – Nahalal
  • 31: 38.54 – Haifa (Viewed from Mount Carmel)
  • 32: 40.27 – Dedication to the God Of Israel

Christadelphians

The Christadelphian religious group traces its origins to John Thomas (1805–1871), who emigrated to North America from England in 1832. Following a near shipwreck he vowed to find out the truth about life and God through personal Biblical study.

Brother John Thomas Public Domain
Brother John Thomas
Public Domain

Christadelphians differ from mainstream Christianity in a number of doctrinal areas. They reject the Trinity and the immortality of the soul. They were initially found predominantly in the developed English-speaking world. Congregations are traditionally referred to as “ecclesias” and would not use the word “church” due to its association with mainstream Christianity, and its focus on the building as opposed to the congregation.

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