In Israel, per night built a cardboard city on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot

© Photo : an account in «Facebook» Oli premierement the installation of cardboard in Rishon LeZion in IsraelIn Israel, per night built a cardboard city on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot© Photo : an account in «Facebook» Oli Preminger

On the morning of 25 September, the inhabitants of Rishon LeZion in Israel, found in the centre of a city out of cardboard, which was built over night, local artists and architects, reported RIA Novosti Director of programs for Russian-speaking olim municipality Olya Preminger.

«In Israel came a lot of creative people. Street – the fastest way to help them to integrate into the urban environment. It’s a kind of territory where, with the help of various crafts, drawing, other simple but very important things easier to find mutual understanding», — she said.

«The idea of constructing a cardboard city as an opportune moment came at the ongoing feast of Sukkot,» said Preminger.

According to her, «this Jewish holiday suggests that people should get out of the house and spend time as a community in some temporary shelters».

So, on the main street of Rothschild out of cardboard appeared a copy of the first colony of settlers.

«Here visually reflected the pioneer life at the turn of the 19/20 centuries, restored from cardboard first houses of the settlers, to modern citizens have felt the breath of history and his involvement in it,» — said the representative of the municipality.

Rishon LeZion, named as «first in Zion», was founded by 17 families of enthusiasts, who came from tsarist Russia in 1882. And the first houses were erected by immigrants from the Russian Empire. There was established the first in the modern history of Israel as a Jewish school, the first Jewish kindergarten, first among the Jewish settlements in the synagogue.

«A cardboard copy – not a strict reproduction of the old town. The past is here as a metaphor. Over the past 100 years Rishon LeZion again develops due to intense «Russian» influence», says Preminger.

According to statistics, out of 260 thousand people in the city, 22% are immigrants from the former Soviet Union.

© Photo : an account in «Facebook» Oli premierement the installation of cardboard in Rishon LeZion in IsraelIn Israel, per night built a cardboard city on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot© Photo : an account in «Facebook» Oli premierement the installation of cardboard in Rishon LeZion in Israel

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