Bethlehem

Bethlehem 1947 – Girl Scout Mary Masrieh

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 17.03.2008:


Bethlehem 1947 - The scouting movement was, and still is, an excellent passtime for the Bethlehem youth. Almost every school in Bethlehem had its own team of Boy or Girl Scouts. The Scouts participated in many activities, especially during the special holidays of Christmas and Easter. Mary was involved wit(...)

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Bethlehem 1947 – Teenager Mary Masrieh ready for school

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 17.03.2008:


Bethlehem 1947 As a teenager, Mary in a new outfit designed and made by her aunt, poses for a picture before going to "El-Ra'ee El-Saleh" school. Original Content Creator: Mary Masrieh Elali, Natal, Brazil

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Bethlehem 1950 – Mary Masrieh’s wedding – on the way to the Church

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 17.03.2008:


Bethlehem June 25,1950 Mary Masrieh on her way to the Church, to get married to Giries El-Ali. Original Content Creator: Mary Masrieh Elali, Natal, Brazil

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Bethlehem 1957 – Snow in Bethlehem enjoyed by the Masrieh & Elali families

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 17.03.2008:


Bethlehem winter 1957 It rarely snows in Bethlehem, but when it does, it is celebrated by young and old alike. Some children enjoyed adding "Dibis" or grape syrup to the snow, which makes a nice ice-creamy treat. Others just went outside and enjoyed the white scenery, like the Masrieh and Elali families. O(...)

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Bethlehem 1957- Weddings of Shafiq Handal & Lily Masrieh, and Kamal Handal & Evelin Al-Ghazzawi

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 17.03.2008:


Bethlehem 1957, December 22 A double wedding for two Handal brothers.On right: Shafiq Daoud Handal & Lily Jiries Masrieh. On left: Kamal Daoud Handal & Evelin Ibrahim Al-Ghazzawi Original Content Creator: Mary Masrieh Elali, Natal, Brazil

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Ottoman Revenue Stamps

Contributed by Nasif Masad on 15.03.2008:


Ottoman Revenue Stamps used on documents such as property registration TABO, selling lands' contracts . One of the stampes is dated 1907, another is dated 1323 Hijri which is the 1912 christian year.

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A letter sent to Bethlehem in August 1937.

Contributed by Nasif Masad on 26.02.2008:


Front and back photo. A letter dated August 2, 1937 sent from P. Hasbun & Sons to Chukri Nassar. Original Content Creator: Nasif Masad

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Bethlehem 1951 – Masrieh (Hazboun) Family with Giries El-Ali

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 26.02.2008:


Bethlehem 1951 The Masrieh Family with the newlyweds Giries El-Ali & Mary MasriehTop Row (L to R): Margo - (sister of the bride), Lilly - (sister of the bride), Newlywed Giries El-Ali with wife Mary, Linda - (sister of the bride), Hanneh -(mother of the bride), Jiries - (father of the bride)(...)

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Letter sent from France-1937

Contributed by Nasif Masad on 22.02.2008:


Letter sent from France to Bethlehem, birthplace of Christ in 1937, recipient's name and address was Mr. Chukri Ibrahim Musa Nassar - Bethlehem - Palestine. Original Content Creator: Nasif Masad

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Bethlehem 1945 – The Masrieh-Hazboun Family on a trip to the Dead Sea

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 12.02.2008:


Bethlehemites loved to spend their holidays away from home. The Dead Sea was the resort of choice for many families. Being the lowest point on earth (420 meters below sea level), its winters were mild and refreshing.In the winter of 1945, Giryes Masrieh-Hazboun and his wife Hanneh Abdallah Asfoura took t(...)

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