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  • Issue: September 1995
  • Designer: R. Kantor / A. Friedman
  • Stamp size: 40 x 25.7 mm
  • Plate no.: 257 - 259
  • Sheet of 15 stamps Tabs: 5
  • Printers: E. Lewin-Epstein Ltd.
  • Method of printing: Offset

Since it's appearance on the stage of history, Jerusalem has been embraced by the entire world as a symbol of the hopes, dreams and yearnings which comprise the emotional and spiritual spectrum of the human experience. 3000 years ago King David made Jerusalem the capital of his Kingdom and the political and religious centre of the Jewish nation. It is unique among cities. Blessing and inspiration have flowed from Jerusalem; the city has called forth religious longing and artistic creativity in all ages, in continents around the globe.

Jerusalem, rich with sacred historical sites, with treasures of art and culture remains a spiritual focal point, holy to the three monotheistic religions. Millions of believers view Jerusalem with reverence. While rich in tradition and heritage, Jerusalem is also a vibrant cultural and cosmopolitan metropolis, attracting visitors, tourists and pilgrims from around the world.

At a time when old hatreds are diminishing, we look to Jerusalem to herald a new way that will allow hope and inspiration to shine upon the world from David's City.

NIS 1.00

The stamp shows part of a mosaic pavement from the Gaza Synagogue, 6th century CE, depicting King David playing the harp. (By courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority).

On the tab is a picture of the stamped sealing (bulb) of the biblical scribe, Gemariah son of Shafan, found in the City of David excavations, dated end of the First Temple period. (By courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority).

In the background of the tab a fragment of the Judean Desert Temple Scroll is shown, dated late Second temple period. (By courtesy of the Shrine of the Book, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.)

NIS 1.50

The stamp shows an illustration of Jerusalem taken from a map of Eretz Israel drawn by Rabbi Pinie of So fed in the 19th century. On the tab is a picture of part of a 19th century seal made of cast brass from Fez, Morocco. The background of the tab consists of the photograph of the Western Wall, Jerusalem, taken by J.B. Bonfils in the 19th century

The items on the tab are reproduced by courtesy of the Gross Family Collection which was exhibited in the "Jerusalem - Spirit and Matter Exhibition" held by the Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Autumn 1993.

NIS 1.80

The stamp shows a present day aerial photograph of the Knesset (Israel Parliament), government buildings and the Supreme Court taken by Duby Tal, Moni Haramati - Albatross, Aerial Photography.

On the tab is the Menorah, the emblem of the State of Israel, and in the background is an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence.

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