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Our Home pages over the years

1998

We started in the summer of 1998 with one web page: Abba Hillel Silver - An Internet Tour : Annotated Links to Selected Sites.

This was a time of dial up access with 56 Kb modems. AOL was the largest internet service provider; Windows '98 was the OS and Netscape was the browser. For searches  Lycos and Excite, for our HTML pages, Netscape Composer.

Then a search on "abba hillel silver" would find about 200 pages. Now such a search will find more than 40,000 pages. To see for yourself, click here.

We show our first page, below.

2007



By 2006 many pages were outside of the life and work of Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver. In January 2007 there was a new Home page and a domain name: ClevelandJewishHistory.net

Our Home page would soon feature our first contributed section: the 30+ page memoir by Dr Louis Rosenblum on the movement to free Soviet Jewry.

2012

This was our Home page style for the years 2010 to mid-2014.

New sections included Confirmations by Bud Weidenthal, Herb Ascherman's Rabbis, family pictures from Bill Joseph, Sam and Minnie Klausner from Tetiev, pages on Rev. Tzvi Hirsch Masliansky, Cemeteries, Nate Arnold's Virtual Tour and Rabbi Israel Porath.

2014




In mid-2014 we expanded our Home page and started our Photo Gallery.

 

Our oldest web page  -  July 28, 1998

Some time around 2000 we copied our earliest pages into a "save" subfolder -- and then forgot about them. We discovered them in October 2014. Our first page, dated July 28, 1998, is shown below. It is shown as an image because all its links are broken.