In the 1920's Jews living in Europe were not allowed to practice pediatric medicine. Dr. Paul Hirsch, a Czech citizen, decides to change specialties and leaves for Prague to study dentistry. In Prague he meets his wife Lilly and they open a dental clinic together.
In 1935 Dr. Hirsch arrives in Palestine as a member of the Czech team to the 2nd Maccabiah Games. Since at that time in Europe Hitler begins casting his dark shadow and the the Nazi Party is strengthening, many of the participants in the Maccabiah Games choose not to return to their countries but to settle in Palestine permanently.
The Hirschs are no different and the couple takes the opportunity to tour the country in preparation for settling there. After the Maccabiah's closing ceremony, they go on voyage throughout the land, its views and its inhabitants. These are some of sights they saw:
First buildings on Tel Aviv's Frishman Street
The Bialik House in Tel Aviv
Experiment station in Rehovot
Overlooking synagogue in Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter
Outside the capital
Shopping at Tiberias market
Kibbutz Ein Harod
Kibbutz Ayelet Hashahar
Overlooking Tel Chai and Hula Lake
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