Stamp: Hakhel Le Yisrael
The attractive, modern-design stamp issued in April 2002, shows the silouette of a king, standing on a platform elevated above the people on the Temple Mount, facing a torah scroll. Hakhel ("assemble") commemorates God's command to assemble the people at the end of every seven years to read the law "in their hearing" (Deu. 31:10-13) and is the earliest reference to a public torah reading. The reading traditionally takes place on the 15th day of the first month of the 8th year, being at the conclusion of the shemittah (7th) year, when the land was to lie fallow every seventh year.
The stamp with an information sheet are enclosed in a plastic protection sheet