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Postal Cover to Samson Raphael Hirsch

On Ebay there is a postal cover for sale that seems to have been sent to Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch from Palestine in 1883. It would be a nice purchase, that is, if you have $2,450.

Rabbis on Stamps

Menachem Butler alerts us to the latest collection of Professor Shnayer Z. Leiman that has been posted online, Rabbis on Stamps. As a stamp collector, Professor Leiman’s collection is very impressive. Lately I have been trying to expand my collection of postal covers that were either sent by, or to, rabbis, focusing on pre-State Palestine. […]

Postcards from the Holy Land

Recently I received the book Postcards from the Holy Land: A Pictorial History of the Ottoman Era, 1880-1918 by Salo Aizenberg. I am a collector of stamps and postcards, and this book is a beautiful collection and presentation of postcards. The author takes the reader on a tour of the history of the Holy Land […]

Hanukkah in Israeli Stamps

Having recently rediscovered the multi-generational family hobby of stamp collecting, I thought that I would point out a whole series of Israeli stamp having to do with Hanukkah. Over a number of years the Israeli Postal Service issued stamps with images relating to Hanukkah, both hanukkiyot and other objects related to the holiday. Below are […]

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