Monday, December 17, 2007
Maksim and Gabriel Shamir designed Natania Stamp in 1969. It shows Havazelet-Hasharon flower, which is probably another name to the rose of the valley, along with the Star of David . The rose and the Star of David appear together in many 1st century C.E. mosaics. So, from this special aspect, it looks like a continuation of a custom that was popular in the pre – exile era. In other words the message here for me is: we’re back!