Photo Credit: Naftali Oppenheim Collection, Yad Itzhak Ben-Zvi Photo Archive

Here are a bunch of kibbutz women filling up saltshakers, sometime between 1920 and 1940. The original caption for this image read: “Kibbutz women canning sardines.” But I don’ think these are sardines they’re pouring into those saltshakers, or the whole kibbutz would be up in arms.

I spent a few minutes looking online for the original image of women canning sardines, but to no avail.


Obviously, there’s an image out there somewhere depicting kibbutz women canning sardines, with the caption “Kibbutz women filling up saltshakers” underneath, but it’s eluding me.

I hate being eluded first thing in the morning.

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Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth,,, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.