We started in the
summer of 1998 with one web page:
Abba Hillel Silver - An Internet Tour : Annotated Links to Selected
This was a time of dial up access with 56 Kb modems. AOL was the largest internet service
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.
such a search will find more than 40,000 pages. To see for yourself,
We show our first page, below.
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.
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.
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
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.