Three Haiku for the JNF

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Three Haiku for the JNF


1] pushka

Yiddish for “little box.” A small, blue box with a slot on the top for depositing change [contributions to the Jewish National Fund], JNF pushkas are found in many Jewish homes, schools, and stores.

2] Canada Park

“Canada Park (Hebrew: פארק קנדה‎, Arabic:كندا حديقة) is a national park established and maintained by the Jewish National Fund . . . . The park lies on land formerly occupied by four Palestinian villages: Dayr Ayyub, Imwas, Yalo, and Bayt Nuba. Israeli forces demolished these villages immediately after the Six-Day War as part of the Israeli strategy to widen the Jerusalem Corridor. Imwas, Beit Nuba, and Yalo were captured by the Israeli Defense Forces during the Six-Day War. On orders of Yitzhak Rabin, the villages were immediately razed and their 14,000 inhabitants expelled.”

For further information about Canada Park see the CBC video: “Canada Park: Park with No Peace.”

Additional information can be found at the website “Palestine Remembered“:

3] Uri Geller’s spoons

“Uri Geller (Hebrew: אורי גלר‎; born 20 December 1946) is an Israeli born, self-proclaimed mystifier living in England known for his trademark television performances of spoon bending and other supposed psychic effects. Throughout the years, Geller has been accused of using simple conjuring tricks . . . .”

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