Images of a State in the Making- Page 6
 Images of a State in the Making
 INTRODUCTION  |  PAGE 1  |  PAGE 2  |  PAGE 3  |  PAGE 4  |  PAGE 5  |
 PAGE 6  |  PAGE 7   A Selection of Posters of the Zionist Movement – Page 6    
   THE PLOUGH BREAKS THROUGH
 
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 6
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 6
 
Many posters were designed for Jewish communities in the Diaspora. This poster, which was designed and distributed in Australia, called for contributions by stressing in its slogan that the plough would break through the restrictions imposed on the Jewish community in the Land of Israel. Posters such as this helped raise funds for land reclamation in campaigns conducted in Jewish communities around the world. (1947)
 
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 6
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 6
 
   TARBUT, THE FOUNDRY OF THE  NATIONAL SPIRIT 
 
Students in the Tarbut schools in Poland learned Hebrew and a modern Zionist spirit. Many leaders of the Jewish community in the Land of Israel received their education in these institutions. The Tarbut movement in Poland was one of the most striking manifestations of national reawakening on foreign land. It was an exemplary educational movement which typified the longing of Diaspora youth for renewal, for new experiences, for fashioning a new Jewish character. (1930s)
 
   CAST YOUR VOTE AT THE  DECISIVE CONGRESS
 
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 6
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 6
 
The First Zionist Congress in 1897 decided that the fee for membership in the World Zionist Organization would be known as the Shekel, after the Jewish coin used at the time of the revolt against Roman rule. The value of the Zionist Shekel was one franc. The Shekel was the certificate of eligibility to vote at Zionist Congresses. Buying the Shekel was a way of proclaiming, "I am a Zionist." (1947)
 
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 Images of a State in the Making- Page 6
 
   THE PROMISED LAND 
 
Motion pictures also found expression in posters. The film Terre Promise (Promised Land), which described the ancient and modern Land of Israel, was shown in France and was promoted with an attractive poster. (1935)
 
   TO A NEW LIFE IN THE LAND OF  ISRAEL
 
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 6
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 6
 
Reclaiming and reviving the land was the central motif of a Zionist motion picture produced for Diaspora communities. The film, screened in Hungary and Romania, helped create a live connection between the Jews of those countries and the pioneering community in the Land of Israel. This poster was printed in Romania. (1930s)