This film clip is from 1921 when Winston Churchill was the Colonial Secretary of Great Britain. Both he and his wife had been invited to Jerusalem by his friend the British High Commissioner for Palestine, Herbert Samuel. He met with the Muslim, Christian and Jewish religious leadership of Jerusalem.
In this incredible film clip, Churchill takes leave of the leading rabbis of the time, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, Chief Rabbi of the Ashkenazic community; Rabbi Joseph Chaim Zonnenfeld, Chief Rabbi of the ultra-Orthodox Eidah Charedis community; and Rabbi Jacob Meir, chief Rabbi of the Sephardi community. To the left of the door is Emir Abdullah.
Norm Robinson, a member of the Friends of Jewish History, sent me this interesting video clip that features Rav Avraham Isaac Kook for the first 23 seconds, along with several other rabbinic and political luminaries.
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