The term “Israeliana” refers to all works of Israeli design from the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 up to the 1970’s. It is typified by original designs inspired by local history and culture that tied the Jewish people to Holy Land. The works created were produced both for their esthetic quality and for utility and as a result the bulk of Israeliana can be divided into the categories of Judaica, household items and commercial advertisements. Because Israel was isolated from the Western world, and in its first decades was unable to import items from abroad, Israeli made pieces were designed to imitate contemporary Westerm articles. The imitation of European design was combined with motifs both from the Tanakh and contemporary Zionism to produce something truly Israeli. These items have great nostalgic value for those persons who lived through the State’s first years of existence, for in their childhood there were no foreign equivalents. These items have taken on an iconic value of the period in which they were made. Anyone who had visited Israel in those early days would immediately identify works of Israeliana since at the time they were present in every household and place of work. To this day, works of Israeliana embody Zionist sentiment and the strong attachment of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel.

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  1. Original Palestine Israel Tel Aviv Enamel Vintage Street Sign "Balfour Street"

    Original Palestine Israel Tel Aviv Enamel Vintage Street Sign "Balfour Street"

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    You are looking at rare original, 3 languages Tel Aviv street sign. The sign was made to Honor Lord Arthur James Balfour who was elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1902, Balfour's interest in Zionism was revived during World War I. In 1915, he returned to the coalition as First Lord of the Admiralty and was appointed Foreign Secretary in Lloyd George's cabinet in 1916. As Foreign Secretary, he signed the Balfour Declaration on the 2nd of November 1917. The three languages indicate the sign was made during British mandate for Palestine or around 1950's. The sign is made of tin and enamel - in later years tin signs in Tel Aviv were replaced with cheaper aluminium signs. Learn More
  2. Original Palestine Israel Tel Aviv Enamel Vintage Street Sign "Achad - Ha'am St."

    Original Palestine Israel Tel Aviv Enamel Vintage Street Sign "Achad - Ha'am St."

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    You are looking at rare original, 3 languages Tel Aviv street sign to honor Acha Ha'am.. Asher Zvi Hirsch Ginsberg, primarily known by his Hebrew name and pen name, Ahad Ha'am, was a Hebrew essayist, and one of the foremost pre-state Zionist thinkers. He is known as the founder of cultural Zionism. Wikipedia Born: August 18, 1856, Kiev, Ukrain .Died: January 2, 1927 The three languages indicate the sign was made during British mandate for Palestine or around 1950's. The sign is made of tin and enamel - in later years tin signs in Tel Aviv were replaced with cheaper aluminium signs. Learn More
  3. Original Palestine Israel Tel Aviv Enamel Vintage Street Sign "Yehuda-Halevi St

    Original Palestine Israel Tel Aviv Enamel Vintage Street Sign "Yehuda-Halevi St

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    You are looking at rare original, 3 languages Tel Aviv street sign. The sign was made to Honor Yehuda-Halevi who was a Spanish Jewish physician, poet and philosopher. He was born in Spain, either in Toledo or Tudela, in 1075 or 1086, and died shortly after arriving in Palestine in 1141.Born: 1075, Tudela, Spain Died in 1141 in Palestine. Wikipedia The three languages indicate the sign was made during British mandate for Palestine or around 1950's. The sign is made of tin and enamel - in later years tin signs in Tel Aviv were replaced with cheaper aluminium signs. Learn More
  4. Original Palestine Israel Tel Aviv Enamel Vintage Street Sign "Bialik Street"

    Original Palestine Israel Tel Aviv Enamel Vintage Street Sign "Bialik Street"

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    You are looking at rare original, 3 languages Tel Aviv street sign. The sign was made to Honor Hayim Nahman Bialik, also Chaim or Haim who, was a Jewish poet who wrote primarily in Hebrew but also in Yiddish. Bialik was one of the pioneers of modern Hebrew poetry and came to be recognized as Israel's national poet. The three languages indicate the sign was made during British mandate for Palestine or around 1950's. The sign is made of tin and enamel - in later years tin signs in Tel Aviv were replaced with cheaper aluminium signs. Learn More
  5. Original Palestine Israel Tel Aviv Enamel Vintage Street Sign "Rashi" St.

    Original Palestine Israel Tel Aviv Enamel Vintage Street Sign "Rashi" St.

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    "Rashi" is not the full name of that great man. It is merely a combination of the three Hebrew letters, Resh, Shin, Yud, which stand for Rabenu Shlomo Yitzchaki - our Rabbi Solomon, the son of Yitzchak. Rabenu Solomon Yitzchaki, or Rashi as he is generally referred to, was born almost exactly 900 years ago, in the year 4800. He lived 65 years. Rashi is said to be a descendant of King David. Rashi was born in the town of Troyes in France; some people believe he was born in Worms. His father Yitzchak was a great scholar, but very poor. He made a meager living from the sale of wine. Rashi began to write his famous commentary on the Tanach and Talmud at an early age. The Torah was very difficult to understand properly, and the Talmud was even more difficult. Rashi decided to write a commentary in simple language that would make it easy for every one to learn and understand the Torah. But Rashi was very modest, and even after he had become famous far and wide, he hesitated to come out into the open with his commentary. He wanted to make sure that it would be favorably received. So what did he do? He wrote his commentaries on slips of parchment and set out on a two years' journey, visiting the various Torah academies of those days. He went 'incognito,' never disclosing his identity. Learn More
  6. Original Palestine Israel Tel Aviv Enamel Vintage Street Sign ”Jerusalem” St.

    Original Palestine Israel Tel Aviv Enamel Vintage Street Sign ”Jerusalem” St.

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    An original street sign that was used in the Tel Aviv during the 1940's-1950's, named after the famous and holy Israeli city - Jerusalem. Learn More
  7. "Chatzot" A Bezalel Silver-Plated Plaque by Boris Schatz. Signed "Yerushalem"
  8.  Hertzel, A Bezalel Memorable Silver-Plated Plaque by Boris Schatz. Signed. Rare!
  9. "Birkat Harav" A Bezalel Silver-Plated Plaque by Boris Schatz. Signed. Rare!

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