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Send A Shana Tova Card to your Loved Ones!

Rosh Hashanah is just around the corner and it’s time to send some virtual Shana Tova cards, the Jewish New Year greetings, to your loved ones, friends and family members, as it been done throughout history.

We at Beit Hatfutsot have accumulated A dozen of historical greeting cards from different historical periods and all corners of the world for you to choose from.

  • There is A SHARE button on each Shana Tova.
  • Select the one you relate to the most and SHARE it with whoever you choose on social media.
  • Click the one you choose.
  • Choose “share on a friend’s timeline”.
  • Write the friend’s name and select the one you want from the list.
  • Write your greetings and wishes in “say something about this” space.
  • Click “post to Facebook” when you are done.
  • You can “send” as many cards as you like to as many friends and family members as you like.

All set! Have A Chag Sameach and happy new year!

1. USA

Mother and children New Year card Printed for Williamsburg Art Co., New York, USA, 1920s

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Hayim Shtayer, Haifa

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Hayim Shtayer, Haifa

2. Israel

New Year Greeting Card – Bicycle loaded with flowers. Postcard printed in Israel

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Zippi Harel, Israel

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Zippi Harel, Israel

3. Israel

New Year Card – Jerusalem, Eretz Israel, 1918

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, photo: J. Bendow, Jerusalem.

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, photo: J. Bendow, Jerusalem.

4. Libya 

‘Shana Tova’ – New Year Card, Tripoli, Libya, 1908  

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, Tel-Aviv, I. Einhorn collection

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, Tel-Aviv, I. Einhorn collection

5. Georgia (USSR)

The card was used as invitation to the housewarming of the Synagogue, Kulashi, Georgia (USSR), 1955

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Shimon Hahiashvili, Israel

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Shimon Hahiashvili, Israel

6. USA

Man with the Zionist Flag, Scrap pictures for New Year, New York, USA 1906

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Hayim Shtayer, Haifa

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Hayim Shtayer, Haifa

7. Canada

Boy and girl with the Zionist flag, New Year greeting card sent to Glasgow, Scotland from Montreal, Canada, 1910

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Hayim Shtayer, Haifa

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Hayim Shtayer, Haifa

8. France

New Year Greeting Card, Paris, France, 1920’s. Published by Leon Speiser, Paris

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Tamara Avneri, Geneva

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Tamara Avneri, Geneva

9. Switzerland

New Year Greeting Card for the Jewish year 5689,  Switzerland, 1929

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Tamara Avneri, Geneva

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Tamara Avneri, Geneva

10. Poland

‘Shana Tova’ – Postcard, Poland 1920s

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Louis and Shoshana Shtraus, Israel

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Louis and Shoshana Shtraus, Israel

11. Poland

New Year card Printed in Germany for “Central” publishing house, Warsaw, Poland, c1920

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Hayim Shtayer, Haifa

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Hayim Shtayer, Haifa

12. Israel

Holocaust survivors (wearing prisoners uniform), on board the ship “Metrua”, hoisting the national flag as they arrive to Haifa Port, Eretz Israel, 1945

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, Tel-Aviv, I. Einhorn collection

Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, Tel-Aviv, I. Einhorn collection

 

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