Edited by Mosher Rimer
Published by Israel Philatelic Federation
The Jewish holiday of Purim celebrates the rescue of the Jews in the Persian Empire in about 500 BCE. In synagogues around the world the biblical Book of Esther, which recounts the miraculous events, is read on the festive holiday. Picking up on themes in the book, which is in Hebrew, Moshe Rimer, a member of the Israel Philatelic Federation, has produced a lavishly illustrated Megillah of Esther with a philatelic commentary. For example, mention of the drawing of lots, a central event in the book, is accompanied by a discussion of stamps depicting games of chance.