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  • Postage gets its due in museum show

    April 9, 2014 | 1:43 pm

    You really don’t want to go to a show where the artist is just mailing it in — unless the artist is Shirley Familian. 

    Her first solo show, “19,275 Stamps” — her count of the number of stamps it took to create the works now on display at the Craft and Folk Art Museum — not only...

  • African stamps honor Jews who fought apartheid

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 12, 2011 | 6:31 pm

    Every year, Jews around the world tell the story of the Israelites’ liberation from slavery in roughly the same way. And every year, familiar props help bring that story to life.

    This Passover, two local Jews — a businessman and an eminent rabbi — are hoping to introduce to...

  • African countries honor apartheid-fighting Jews with stamps

    March 21, 2011 | 1:41 pm

    Three African countries issued a set of commemorative postal sheets remembering famous Jews who fought apartheid in South Africa.

    Liberia, Sierra Leone and Gambia issued the three black-and-white postal stamp sheets at the beginning of March.

    “This stamp issue acknowledges the...

  • Stamp of Approval

    By Tom Tugend

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    A picture may be worth 1,000 words -- but it will only cost you 37 cents. This month the U.S. Postal Service is issuing American Scientists commemorative stamps honoring two of the keenest Jewish minds of the 20th century: physicist Richard P. Feynman and mathematician John von...

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  • Campers Display the Write Stuff

    By David Finnigan

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Almost every summer day, the Malibu Post Office receives a large amount of mail from the several hundred Jewish campers at Camp Hess Kramer and Camp JCA Shalom, a lot of them letters home written by girls.

    When the 13-year-old girls at Hess Kramer's Cabin Rachel were asked if girls...

  • Philatelists Give Israel Stamp of Approval

    By Andrea Adelson

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Alan Beals started collecting stamps as a boy. In the '80s, when a flood of new issues from the U.S. Postal Service swamped his enthusiasm, Beals stumbled into the obscure niche of Judaic philatelists. Along the way, his hobby yielded a self-education in American Jewish history and...

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