Thursday, May 30, 2013

First World Congress of The Jewish Youth

On July 2nd 1958 Israel issued a special commemorative stamp to mark the First World Jewish Youth Convention, which took place in Jerusalem between 28 July -1August 1958. 

The stamp was designed by Studio ROLI (Rothschild-Lippman) of Tel Aviv, who also designed the imprinted stamp with the running stag on Israel's postcards and letter sheets (see U.P.U.U.P.U.)

The two groups of dancing children on the stamp are forming the figure ten, similar to the figure incorporated in Israel's Tenth Independence symbol.

The organisers of the World Jewish Youth Convention were the Youth and Hechalutz (Pioneers) Department of the World Zionist Organisation whose task is to increase immigration to Israel by bringing Jewish Youth closer to Jewish values and Zionism. Representatives of all sections of Jewish youth from Israel and the Diaspora took part in the Convention.

Thank you Dear Merja for this lovely cover.

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