Sunday, June 18, 2006

Blue Box

The Blue Box, JNF's collection Box, was invented by Haim Kleinman, a bank clerk from Galicia, east Europe. It started spreading right after the founding of the Jewish National Fund in December l90l. It became the most popular Zionist symbol and used for purchasing land in Palestine. It is so called because of its blue and white colors.
The Star of David appeared for the first time on the center of the late 1920s blue box version over the words, "The Jewish National Fund". In the early 1930s the classic blue box was re-designed and had the Star of David on both sides.

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