• Issue: August 1950
  • Designer: A. Szyk
  • Plate no.: 16
  • Method of printing: Photolithography

Sukkot is the third of the annual pilgrim festivals on which the Israelites used to go up to the Temple in Jerusalem, bearing gifts from among their flocks and herds, and the fruit of their fields. Occurring at the close of summer, on the 15th of Tishri, Sukkot is also known as the Harvest Feast, providing an opportunity to offer thanks for the past year's harvest, and prayers for a good harvest the following year. "On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruits of the land, ye shall keep the feast of the lord seven days" (Leviticus 23:39).

Featured on these stamps are the four species of plants over which a blessing is made of Sukkot, the etrog (the citron), the lulav (unopened palm frond),the hadas (myrtle twigs), and aravot (sprigs of willow) under a white Star of David.

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Festival 1950