The sculpture was sculpted by Goor and placed on Pasteur Street in Old Jaffa. The statue, which stands right next to Jaffa port and its museum building, is actually the water fountain that emerges from the body of the whale. Pay attention to the sound of the moving, soothing water that blends with the surroundings and becomes a permanent sound in it.
The statue shows the whale that swallowed Jonah the prophet, according to the biblical story. Jonah left this port, the port of Jaffa, when he fled to Tarshish because of the mission of God, after he refused to go to the city of Ninevah, the capital of Assyria, and to the people who did evil in the eyes of God. According to the Book of Jonah, "Jonah rose up and fled Tarshish from before the Lord, and went down to Jaffa, and found a ship that came to Tarshish."