Images of a State in the Making- Page 7
 Images of a State in the Making
 INTRODUCTION  |  PAGE 1  |  PAGE 2  |  PAGE 3  |  PAGE 4  |  PAGE 5  |
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 Images of a State in the Making- Page 7
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 7
 
   SHAVUOT, THE FEAST OF FIRST  FRUITS 
 
Children in the Land of Israel marked the Shavuot festival with traditional ceremonies celebrating the arrival of the first fruits as Jews did in the days of the Temple, and contributions were made to the Jewish National Fund for land reclamation. The celebrations were held in schools, principally at kibbutzim. City-dwellers flocked to kibbutzim for these events. (1940s)
 
   VISIT THE TEL AVIV ZOO
 
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 7
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 7
 
The Tel Aviv Zoo was a source of pride for residents of the first modern Jewish city. The zoo displayed creatures from around the world as well as animals and birds of the Land of Israel. It also had a small aquarium. A visit to the Tel Aviv Zoo was a popular outing for children of the Land of Israel. In the 1970s the zoo moved from the center of Tel Aviv to the Safari in Ramat Gan. (1930s)
 
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 7
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 7
 
   BUY YOUR SHEKEL 
 
The 23rd Zionist Congress was the first held in the State of Israel. Until then, Zionist Congresses had convened in European cities. The membership fee that carried with it the right to vote at Zionist Congresses was known as the Shekel. The various parties encouraged their adherents to buy the Shekel and vote, to increase their influence in the institutions of the World Zionist Organization. (1949)
 
   THE EIGHTH MACCABIAH (1946)
 
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 7
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 7
 
The Maccabi organization, the sports movement of the Jewish people, held national and international athletic meets. The international events, known as the Maccabiah, were held every four years and brought together Jewish athletes from throughout the Diaspora. The Eighth Maccabi games was held in Tel Aviv in 1946. Forty years earlier, the first Maccabi union in the Land of Israel was founded.
 
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 7
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 7
 
   RAISE THE TORCH OF JEWISH  FREEDOM 
 
The Keren Hayesod set up support groups throughout the Diaspora. Keren Hayesod offices dealt with fund-raising to build the State of Israel. In Argentina a poster calling for help to build the new State was produced in Yiddish and Spanish. (1950s)