U.S. Postal Service issues new Hanukkah stamp

November 22nd, 2013

The Hanukkah stamp art is a photograph of a contemporary forged-iron menorah created by blacksmith Steven Bronstein of Marshfield, Vt., according to the postal service.

Nine lighted white beeswax candles top each of the branches. "Hanukkah" (the Hebrew word for "dedication") is spelled out across the top of the stamp in yellow letters. Art director Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Md., designed the stamp. George E. Brown of Alexandria, Va., was the photographer.

Hanukkah – also known as the Festival of Lights and Feast of Dedication – begins at sunset on Nov. 27 and continues through evening on Dec. 5.

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