Twenty years after the first Hanukkah stamp was issued, a new Hanukkah stamp debuted in Boca Raton, Florida. Previous Hanukkah stamps debuted in the Northeast. By 2016, however, Boca Raton had a sizable Jewish population and thus Temple Beth El in Boca Raton received the honor.
The rest of the post has nothing to do with the card. It’s just a personal story. You’ve been warned.
In 2003, I was in Boca Raton for a Pat Metheny concert (that’s another story). 2003 was also the 30th anniversary of Roe vs Wade. Among the many snarky buttons on my purse was a serious one that read “Save Roe at 30.” We went into a fancy little shoe store where an elderly lady sat getting fitted for shoes. She saw my purse and said, in a very New York (to me) accent, “Dear, dear, come here.” Of course, I did. She scrutinized my buttons and said, “Roe? Roe? Is that Roe vs Wade?” And I thought, “here we go…” I said, “Yes, ma’am.” She smiled up at me, patted my hand, and said, “Good girl.” It’s easy for the young to forget that the elderly were here first.