Saturday, October 07, 2006

JNF Boxes


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Originally uploaded by savtadotty.
Tel Aviv had penguins a few years ago and bulls last year, now we have the Jewish National Fund's charity box, re-scaled to 1.4 meters (4.59-feet) high and redesigned by Israeli artists, displayed on Rothschild Boulevard. The boxes are sponsored by commercial companies, and will be sold in a public auction. Proceeds will go toward rehabilitating forests in the North of the country, damaged during the recent war with Hizbollah. If you want to contribute, www.jnf.org will probably let you.

For more photos of the Rothschild Blvd. boxes, look at my flickr page.
And as soon as I can figure out how to add it, here's a photo of my own personal JNF box, stolen from my children.

2 comments:

Udge said...

Ah, so that's what they are. I saw them first on Flickr and didn't know what to make of them (other than the arboreality).

Do they have a manhole-sized coin slot?

Savtadotty said...

Udge: Only Paul Bunyan knows...or someone in a low-flying helicopter. I guess the JNF is aiming at Big Donors.