PORTRAIT OF THE CHIEF YEMENITE RABBI IN JERUSALEM IN PALESTINE

This vintage real postcard features a fascinating portrait of “a Yemenite Jew Chief in Jerusalem”. It is my belief that rather than this being a “Yemenite Jew Chief”, this gentleman is the chief rabbi of the Yemenite Jews in Palestine. Arabic and Hebrew text can be found on the reverse of the postcard. The hebrew word on the postcard is “Teimanim” which translates to “Yemenite Jew”.  “Palestine”, not Israel, is printed on the reverse of the postcard.  “Palestine” is used because Israel was not established until 1948, long after this postcard was printed. The photographer of this portrait is Shlomo Narinsky and the card was published in 1921 by the Jamal Brothers (located in Jerusalem). This postcard portrait is included in the collection of the US Library of Congress. Shlomo Narinsky (1885-1960) was born in Southern Russia (Ukraine). In 1904/1905, he studied photography in Paris and Berlin. He returned to Russia only briefly before immigrating to Palestine. He opened a photography studio in Jerusalem. He produced many postcards focusing on Palestine. He was known for his use of light and shadow in order to give his images a soft and romantic air. Shlomo’s wife, Sonja, was also a very talented and highly esteemed photographer. This postcard has excellent clarity and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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