New stamp of Ethiopian Jewry

\"\"The stamp depicts the Jews’ journey on foot and by air from Ethiopia to Israel.The Kies (spiritual leader) is shown leading the trek. His umbrella features the word “Jerusalem” written in Amharic.

Ethiopia will release this stamp in April 2011.The Hercules airplane symbolizes the Aliyah of Ethiopian Jews to Israel via air.In the background – an illustration of the imaginary Temple in Jerusalem, the immigrants’ greatest desire. The tab features homes in an Ethiopian village alongside the Tower of David Citadel and the Jerusalem Old City Wall.The First Day Cover features the route of the trek from Ethiopia to Sudan, followed by one of the aerial routes from Sudan to Israel.

 

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