The great synagogue "Beit Ya'akov" Petah Tikva published that - "On Shabbat 26 Nisan 1933 the cantor genius Yosef Rosenblatt will pray with a large choir led by the conductor A. Kaplan" - a large ad announcing a prayer with Cantor Yosef Rosenblatt on the 26th of Nisan two months before his death on the Sivan 24th. From the last known postres in his life about an event involving Rosenblatt.
The director of the American-Israeli film company "Kol Or" decided to shoot a film in the Land of Israel, where Rosenblatt's role would be to sing some of his works against the backdrop of the country's landscapes. He offered it to Rosenblatt and despite the uncertainty of the film's profitability, he accepted the offer with enthusiasm, since he really wanted to visit the Land of Israel. On Sunday, the 24th of Sivan 1933, Rosenblatt accompanied the crew to Bethlehem and the Dead Sea area to complete the filming of the film. At Rachel's grave, he sang "קול ברמה נשמע נהי בכי תמרורים, רחל מבכה על בניה" (Jeremiah, 31:14), and then he was photographed standing in a boat in the Jordan River, singing "מה לך הים כי תנוס, הירדן תסוב לאחור" (Psalms, 114: 5). After bathing in the Dead Sea, he felt ill, and was rushed to his hostel in Jerusalem. A doctor injected him with a sedative, but two hours later, Rosenblatt died and he was only 51 years old.
95x63 cm. Stains. Fold marks. Good condition.