How The Jewish National Fund Provides Christmas Trees for Christians in the Holy Land
It is one of the most fascinating annual traditions that have developed in the Holy Land: every year as Christmas approaches, Christians who live in Israel – foreign correspondents, staff members of different embassies, and Christian residents of the country - receive large, elegant Christmas trees from a Jewish organization. The name of this organization is the Jewish National Fund (JNF), although it is better known in its Hebrew name: Keren Kayemet LeYisrael (KKL).
The KKL-JNF organization was founded in 1901 as means to purchase lands in the Holy Land for the future establishment of the Holy Land. The fund's activities became more diverse as years passed, and one of its major areas of activity since the 1930s is planting trees and maintaining the forests of the Holy Land. To this day, Israel is one of the few countries where new forests are being planted and the KKL-JNF is recognized as one of the country's leading environmental organizations.
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The distribution of Christmas trees by the KKL-JNF, a Jewish and Zionist organization, symbolizes the tolerance and respect that modern Israel shows to all the Holy Land's residents.