Sunday, April 11, 2010

Another Bond to the King

There are no details on when this particular specimen was discovered; it could be from a previous excavation, or from the new clean-up effort. In any event, it's one of the best H2U stamps I've ever seen:

Coincidentally, a couple of weeks ago I became an honorary citizen of Hebron (via a small financial donation). I had planned to blog about it, but have been busy, plus the certificate they sent to me had my name misspelled.

The accompanying letters stated (among other things):

"Hebron, in Hebrew, is derived from the word meaning 'to bond,' and we are surely bonded together. However, we are also collectively linked in a chain, connecting us to generations past, while at the same time, preparing the future for generations to come. ... More than any other place, Hebron embodies the Jewish roots of the Land and State of Israel. We must all reinforce our religious, historical and personal connection to Hebron, lest we undermine the very foundations of our existence in any part of Eretz Yisrael."

G.M. Grena