small Blue Box and the Big Jewish Dream |
brainchild of Mr Kleinman, a bank clerk in Galicia, Eastern Europe, the first
Blue Box was introduced only months after the founding of the Jewish National
Fund in December l90l, and its use quickly spread until there were hardly any
Zionist minded households in the Diaspora in which the little "pushke"
did not occupy pride of place.
Not only did it become the most popular
Zionist symbol for a people yearning for a homeland, but it formed the principal
means of collecting funds for the purchase of land in Palestine before and during
the British Mandate. In fact, land purchased largely with Blue Box funds effectively
determined the boundaries for the State of Israel.
Since then, the emphasis
in the application of Blue Box collections has shifted to land development and
improvement and, more recently, to protecting and enhancing the environment.
small as it is , it stands for a big idea - for one of the greatest partnerships
the world has ever known: that of the Jewish people everywhere with the land of
Every donation of R30.00 and over enters you into a draw to win a ticket
The JNF will be happy to supply a Box if you don't already have
Read about the history of the of
the JNF Blue box here...
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