Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Israel Perspectives: From Israel with love...

My friend Ze'ev from Kumah wrote up this wonderful post on the Kumah blog as well has his own Israel Perspectives blog. It's so wonderful I know he won't mind if I repost it here. Hmm... and people still have the Chutzpah to say it's NOT a Jewish State.

Above is a picture I added to the post. It's the newest 39 cent stamp issued by the USPS.

Now here's Ze'ev's post featuring the lastest stamp issued by Israel:

It is all too easy, living in Israel, to get caught up in all of the challenges that are facing the Jewish People in State; to get caught up in all of the negativity and cynicism, and in the process forget how truly special a place the Jewish State of Israel is, and how fortunate one is to be able to live here today - challenges and all.

Yesterday, a colleague of mine at work went to the post office to pick up some stamps. When she returned from the post office, she took a look at the sheet of stamps that she had purchased and was pleasantly surprised by what she saw (Hint: Scroll up).

It's the little things that make living here so special. There's nowhere else in the world where one can learn Torah from a stamp; there's no other place in the world where it is just feels so natural to see a stamp like this being sold in the post office and affixed to letters that you get in the mail (this stamp is only one set of a larger series).

Only in Israel...

That's where Ze'ev's post ends. Now Jacob Richman actually posted pictures of stamps from the whole series along with a whole bunch of other wonderful stamps. Check them all out right here on his amazing site and make Aliyah!


Blogger yaak said...

Thanks, Pinchas, for being a Yehoshua and Kalev in a world of Meraglim.

My question is: can you throw away an envelope that has such a stamp on it or must it be put in Geniza?

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