Bethlehem

Bethlehem’s Religious Proverbs and Sayings

Contributed by Adnan Mousallem on 27.01.2009:

Bethlehem

My Hometown

From: the personal website of Dr Adnan Musallem:

http://admusallam.bethlehem.edu/

Bethlehem's Religious Proverbs and Sayings

The Late Dr. Issa Massou of Bethlehem and Bethlehem University

The amount of material ever written on the subject of religious folklore of the Holy Places in general, and that of Bethlehem in particular, is(...)

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Religious Folklore in the Bethlehem District

Contributed by Adnan Mousallem on 25.01.2009:

Stories of Places and Persons Connected with

Religious Folklore in the Bethlehem District

From:

Website Dr Adnan Mousallem, Bethlehem University

http://admusallam.bethlehem.edu/bethlehem/Stories_of_Places_and_Persons.htm

Issa Massou§

Introduction

Very little has been written on the subject of religious folklore of the Bethlehem area. Hence, the(...)

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Leilet al milad (night of the birth)

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 19.12.2008:

This is a hymn much sung during Christmas among Christian Palestinians, both indoors and outdoors. In the Bethlehem area you hear it during all kinds of activities including processions, demonstrations, and symbolic actions.

By Fr Mansour Labki of Lebanon (composed and written)

Translation by Fuad Giacaman

Refrain:

During Christmas night no more hate

During (...)

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Antoinette: Listen to the children’s song

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 07.07.2008:

I am Antoinette Knesivich. I live in Beit Jala in the Rachel’s Tomb area. The main street used to be full of people-Palestinian and Jewish. Now where I live is a dead zone.

Before 1948, in Jerusalem, everyone lived together: Palestinian, Jewish, Muslim, Christian. Here is the door to the Jewish man, here is the door to the Palestinian.

In 1948, the Hagannah came and threw th(...)

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Loan Document

Contributed by Nasif Masad on 01.04.2008:


Loan Document between individuals dated 20 November, 1922. Some revenue stamps should be used and the witnesses of some important people were requiered. The signatures of the witnesses in this document are for Elias Abu Allis and Salim Yousef Scafi, Original Content Creator: Nasif Masad

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Bethlehem, Palestine Twin City with Natal, Brazil

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 18.03.2008:


Bethlehem, Palestine & Natal Brazil 1999.A panel by the artist Dorian Gray Caldas, decorates the entrance to the Piramide Palace Hotel in Natal, Brazil, to commemorate the fraternal ties between the two cities.The City of Natal in northern Brazil was founded on Christmas Day, December 25, 1599. (...)

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Bethlehem 1999 – Bethlehem, Palestine Twin City with Natal, Brazil

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 18.03.2008:


Bethlehem, Palestine & Natal Brazil 1999.The City of Natal in northern Brazil was founded on Christmas Day, December 25, 1599. Natal in portuguese means Christmas, and it was on that special day in 1599 that the portuguese colonists decided that the most appropriate name for their new city would be (...)

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Bethlehem 1929 – Mary Masrieh baby photo

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 17.03.2008:


Bethlehem 1929Mary Masrieh-Hazboun was born in 1929 to Jiryes Issa Masrieh &Hanneh Abdallah Asfoura in Bethlehem. Original Content Creator: Mary Masrieh Elali, Natal, Brazil

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Bethlehem 1931 – Giries Nicola El-Ali with his sister Mary & brother Yaqoub

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 17.03.2008:


Bethlehem 1931 L to R: Giries Nicola El-Ali with his sister Mary & brother Yaqoub Original Content Creator: Mary Masrieh Elali, Natal, Brazil

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