• Issue: December 2007
  • Designer: Galia Armland
  • Stamps Size: 40.0 mm x 30.8 mm
  • Plates no.: 696 (1 phosphor bar) 697 (2 phosphor bars)
    698 (no phosphor bar)
  • Sheet of 15 stamps Tabs: 5
  • Printers: E. Lewin-Epstein Ltd.
  • Method of printing: Offset

Our primary relationships within our nuclear families —parents and siblings — shape our lives. Human warmth, affection, good feelings and positive dynamics within this unit shed precious light upon the rest of our lives.

Our interrelationships with our nearest and dearest consist not so much of what is being said, but rather of "how" the way things are said. The "what" is a product of our thinking, the matter-of-fact part of our brains and conveys facts and information. The "how", on the other hand, conveys feelings and sentiments, vivid and pulsating, of our hearts and souls.

The language of expressions and gestures is older than the spoken word, and comes to us more naturally. We differ from each other in the words we say, but when it comes to the language of heart and soul, the body language, there are few differences. We are all human and we share the same non-verbal expression. This is what being human is all about, this is what we all understand in our hearts.

Human gestures and body language are the place where heart and soul come together, and may serve us well in our striving for human unification, harmony and positive dynamics.

Dr. Gabriel Raam
Director, the Institute for Nonverbal Communication
Lecturer, author and expert on body language

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Gestures of Family Love