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The Creation
Adam and Eve
The Flood
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The Twelve Tribes
Moses and the Exodus
The Parting of the Red Sea
The Ten Commandments
Human Rights
Joshua
Judges of Israel
The First Kings of Israel
The Gates of Jerusalem
King Solomon's Temple
Song of Solomon
Kings of Judah and Israel
Prophets of Israel
Jesus
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The Creation
Festivals 5726 (1965)
The Creation
Designer: A. Kalderon
Day of issue: September 7, 1965

Inscriptions:
Denom. 0.06 - First day: "Light"
Denom. 0.08 - Second day: "Firmament"
Denom. 0.12 - Third day: "Earth"
Denom. 0.25 - Fourth day: "Lights"
Denom. 0.35 - Fifth day: "The moving creatures and fowl"
Denom. 0.70 - Sixth day: "Man"
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Adam and Eve
Festivals 5755 (1994)

Adam and Eve
Designer: D Gotlib

Day of issue: August 23, 1994

Inscription:
Denom. 0.85 - "Adam and Eve"
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The Flood
Festivals 5730 (1969)

The Flood The Flood
The Flood
Designers: D Grebu & I. Schwadron

Day of issue: August 13, 1969

Inscriptions:
Denom. 0.12 - "Make yourself an ark of gopher wood..." (Genesis 6, 14)
Denom. 0.15 - "They went into the ark with Noah. Two and two..." (Genesis 7, 15)
Denom. 0.35 - "...and the ark floated on the face of the waters." (Genesis 7, 18)
Denom. 0.40 - "Then he sent forth a dove..." (Genesis 8, 8)
Denom. 0.60 - "And the bow is seen in the clouds." (Genesis 9, 14)

Where is Noah's Ark?

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The Matriarchs
Festivals 5738 (1977)

The Bible Matriarchs
Designers: A. Kalderon & M. Pereg

Day of issue: August 16, 1977

Inscriptions:
Denom. 0.70 - "Sarah"
Denom. 1.50 - "Rebekah"
Denom. 2.00 - "Rachel"
Denom. 3.00 - "Leah"
The Patriarchs
Festivals 5739 (1978)

The Bible Patriarchs
The Bible Patriarchs
Designers: A. Kalderon & M. Pereg

Day of issue: August 22, 1978

Inscriptions:
Denom. 1.10 - "Abraham"
Denom. 5.20 - "Isaac"
Denom. 6.60 - "Jacob"

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The Sacrifice of Isaac
Festivals 5758 (1997)

The Sacrifice of Isaac
Designer: E Lorentsov

Day of issue: September 23, 1997

Inscription:
Denom. 1.70 - "The Sacrifice of Isaac"
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The Emblems of the Twelve Tribes
Tribes
The Emblems of the Twelve Tribes
Designer: G. Hamori
Day of issue: November 8, 1955; January 10, 1956; June 5, 1956

Inscriptions:
Denom. 10 - "Reuben"
Denom. 20 - "Simeon"
Denom. 30 - "Levi"
Denom. 40 - "Judah"
Denom. 50 - "Dan"
Denom. 60 - "Naphtali"
Denom. 80 - "Gad"
Denom. 100 - "Asher"
Denom. 120 - "Issachar"
Denom. 180 - "Zebulun"
Denom. 200 - "Joseph"
Denom. 250 - "Benjamin"
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Moses and the Exodus
Festivals 5742 (1981)

Moses and the Exodus
Designer: A. Glaser

Day of issue: August 25, 1981

Inscriptions:
Denom. 0.70 - "...the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed." (Exodus 3, 2)
Denom. 1.00 - "...Let my People Go..." (Exodus 5, 1)
Denom. 3.00 - "But the Children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea..." (Exodus 14, 29)
Denom. 4.00 - "...with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand..." (Exodus 34, 29)
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The Parting of the Red Sea
Festivals (5755) 1994
Children Draw Bible Stories Souvenir Sheet

The Crossing of the Red Sea
Designer: D. Gotlib

Day of issue: September 23, 1994

Inscription:
"...Israel walked on dry ground through the sea...'' (Exodus 14, 29)

Learn more about the Red Sea Crossing

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The Ten Commandments
Festivals 5712 (1951)

Torah Scroll
Designer: Wind-Struski

Day of issue: September 16, 1951
Motif: - Torah Scroll


Learn more about the Ten Commandments

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Human Rights

Human Rights in the Bible
Designer: I. Blaushild

Day of issue: December 10, 1958
Denom. 750 - "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself" (Leviticus 19, 18)
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Joshua
and the Israelite Conquest and Settlement of the Land of Canaan
Festivals 5743 (1982)

Joshua
Designer: M. Pereg

Day of issue: August 17, 1982

Inscriptions:
Denom. 1.50 - "Be strong and of good courage; for you shall cause this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers" (Joshua 1, 6)"
Denom. 5.50 - "Israel passed over this Jordan on dry ground" (Joshua 4, 22)
Denom. 7.50 - "...the people raised a great shout, and the wall fell down flat " (Joshua 6, 20)
Denom. 9.50 - "Sun, stand thou still at Gibeon, and thou Moon in the valley of Aijalon" (Joshua 10, 12)
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Judges of Israel

Festivals 5736 (1975)

Judges of Israel
Designer: D. Ben Dov

Day of issue: August 5, 1975

Inscriptions:
Denom. 0.35 - "Gideon"
Denom. 1.00 - "Deborah"
Denom. 1.40 - "Jephtah"
Festivals 5722 (1961)

Samson
Designer: A. Kalderon

Day of issue: August 21, 1961

Inscription:
Denom. 0.07 - "Samson"




Who were the Judges of Israel?
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The First Kings of Israel

Festivals 5721 (1960)

Kings of Israel
Kings of Israel
Designer: A. Kalderon

Day of issue: August 31, 1960

Inscriptions:
Denom. 0.07 - "Saul"
Denom. 0.25 - "David"
Denom. 0.40 - "Solomon"
King David

King David
Designer: Mark Chagall

Day of issue: September 24, 1969

Inscription:
Denom. 3.00 - "...and David administered justice and equity to all his people" (2 Samuel 8, 15)










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The Gates of Jerusalem
Twenty-Third Independence Day: Souvenir Sheet

Jerusalem
Designer: E Weishoff

Day of issue: April 13, 1971
Inscription:"Jerusalem"
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King Solomon's Temple
King Solomon's Temple: Souvenir Sheet

King Solomon's Temple
Designer: Aharon Shevo

Day of issue: May 13, 1998
Inscription:"King Solomon's Temple"

Learn more about Solomon's Temple

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Song of Solomon
Festivals 5713 (1952)

Song of Solomon
Designer: O. Wallish
Day of issue: September 3, 1952

Inscriptions:
Denom. 15 - "The fig tree puteth forth her green figs" (Song of Solomon 2, 13)
Denom. 40 - "The lilly of the valleys" (Song of Solomon 2, 1)
Denom. 110 - "O my dove that art in the cleft of the rock" (Song of Solomon 2, 14)
Denom. 220 - "I went down into the garden of nuts" (Song of Solomon 6, 11)
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Kings of Judah and Israel

Kings of Judah and Israel Seals
Festivals 5718 (1957)

Kings of Judah and Israel Seals
Kings of Judah and Israel Seals
Designer: M. Karoly

Day of issue: September 4, 1957

Inscriptions:
Denom. 50 - "Ancient Hebrew Seal - To Tomah Son of Miqnemeleh"
Denom. 160 - "Ancient Hebrew Seal - To Shema servant of Yerobeam"
Denom. 300 - "Ancient Hebrew Seal - To Netanyahu Neevadyahu"
Kings of Judah Seal
Festivals 5709 (1948)

Flying Scroll
Designer: O. Wallish

Day of issue: September 26, 1948

Inscription:
Denom. 3, 5, 10, 20, 35 - "Flying scroll - To the King - seal stamped on the wine ond oil jugs given as tax to the king"







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Prophets of Israel

Isaiah
Festivals 5723 (1962)

The Prophet Isaiah
The Prophet Isaiah
Designers: C. Menusy & Ch. Ornan

Day of issue: September 5, 1962

Inscriptions:
Denom. 0.08 - "...and the wolf shall dwell with the lamb..." (Isaiah 11, 6)
Denom. 0.28 - "...and the leopard shall lie down with the kid..." (Isaiah 11, 6)
Denom. 0.43 - "...and the suckling child shall play over the hole of the asp..." (Isaiah 11, 8)
Jonah and the Whale
Festivals 5724 (1963)

The Prophet Jonah
The Prophet Jonah
Designer: Jean David

Day of issue: August 21, 1963

Inscriptions:
Denom. 0.08 - "...and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah..." (Jonah 4, 8)
Denom. 0.30 - "...and there was a mighty tempest in the sea..." (Jonah 1, 4)
Denom. 0.55 - "And Jonah was in the belly of the fish..." (Jonah 1, 17)


Learn more about the Prophets of Israel
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Jesus
Nazareth

The Basilica of Annunciation
Designer: A. Berg

Day of issue: December 18, 1986
Inscription:"The Basilica of Annunciation - Nazareth"

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Sol Singer Collection of Philatelic Judaica - Emory University
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