Canada issues Chanukah stamps


TORONTO (JTA) — Canada’s post office has issued two Chanukah-themed stamps.

One features a lit menorah and the words "Happy Chanukah" in English and French. The other depicts a dreidel, also with the words "Happy Chanukah" in both of Canada’s official languages.

The stamps were first issued in October and were made available again last week at postal outlets across the country, as well as by phone or mail.

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs worked with Canada Post in reviewing the designs and editing the accompanying descriptions.

"In offering these great products, Canada Post is enabling our community to share the beauty and inspiration of Chanukah with all Canadians," said Shimon Fogel, CEO of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs.

Last year, Canada Post issued a stamp marking the 60th anniversary of Ottawa’s bilateral relations with Israel. In 1995, the post office issued a stamp commemorating the Holocaust.

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