Friday, December 14, 2007
From designer Hayim Shtayer's important collection of Jewish New Year Cards. We see Stars of David on the Pre-Israeli flag and on the dress of the Daughter of Zion, on the background of the new city - Tel Aviv. The words on top are written in Yidish: panoramic view of Tel Aviv.
Photo is courtesy of Prof. Moshe Liba who wrote to me:
The Maguen David in a red circle is an original photo taken by me in 1975 in the
Sao Tome island, in Sao Tome and Principe, an island-country on the
Equator line in the Atlantic Ocean, 300 km off the coast of Africa. It is
embedded in the floor at the entry of what seems to have been a former religious
small building (a church?) in the plantation of Agua Ize. It is supposed to have
been done not later than in the 19th Century, possibly by Jews who arrived
directly from Morocco as traders in the 19th Century or from Cabo Verde as
"Capataz" even much before (and probably not by supposed descendants of the
initial jewish child slaves). This story is included in my books: Jewish Child
Slaves in Sao Tome ,Wellington 2003, and Dos Pintele Yid, Wellington, 2004, an
well as in articles in various quarterlies and historical publications. It has a
great importance for the Jewish History.
Copyright: Prof. Moshe Liba 2007