Monday, August 22, 2016

English - Hebrew "School" Vocabulary Study Sheets


Hi Everyone!

Get ready for the new school year with the English - Hebrew "School" vocabulary study sheets at:
www.english-hebrew-dictionary.com/school-1.htm

Please share.
Thank you!

Have a good year,
Jacob




Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Welcome Home to the New Olim and photos


Hi Everyone!

Congratulations and welcome home to the 233 new olim that made aliyah to Israel from North America. The NBN aliyah charter flight arrived in Israel this morning, Wednesday - August 17.

I took 388 photos of this historic and exciting event and I posted them online at:
http://www.history-of-israel.co.il/aliyah/2016/a937.htm

I also uploaded the photos to Facebook for name tagging.
The Facebook album address is:
http://bit.ly/olim-august17-2016-facebook

If you have a Facebook account and you are in the photos or you see someone you know, please feel free to name tag the photos.

Please share the photos with friends. Thank you!

May the aliyah from all over the world grow and bring more Jews back to their homeland, Eretz Yisrael.

Have a great day,
Jacob

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Educational Resources about Tisha B'Av


Shalom.

Tisha B'Av is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar because of the incredible series of tragedies which occurred on that date throughout Jewish History.

Tisha B'Av means "the ninth of the Hebrew month of Av". Tisha B'Av primarily commemorates the destruction of the first and second Temples, both of which were destroyed on the ninth of Av - the first by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.E.; the second by the Romans in 70 C.E.

Although this day is primarily meant to commemorate the destruction of the Temple, it is appropriate to consider on this day the many other tragedies of the Jewish people, many of which occurred on this day, most notably the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492.

This year 5776 - 2016, we observe the fast day of Tisha B'Av starting from Shabbat after nightfall, August 13, until nightfall on Sunday, August 14.

You can learn more about this Jewish fast day at:
www.jr.co.il/hotsites/tisha-b-av.htm

May we see the rebuilding of the Temple in our days and that Tisha B'Av becomes a day of celebration.

If you are fasting:
Have a meaningful fast.

Jacob

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Welcome Home to the New Olim and photos at the airport


Hi Everyone!

Congratulations and welcome home to the 218 new olim that made aliyah to Israel from North America. The NBN aliyah charter flight arrived in Israel this morning, Tuesday - July 19.

I took 327 photos of this historic and exciting event and I posted them online at:
www.history-of-israel.co.il/aliyah/2016/a909.htm

I also uploaded the photos to Facebook for name tagging.
The Facebook album address is:
http://bit.ly/olim-july19-2016-facebook

If you have a Facebook account and you are in the photos or you see someone you know, please feel free to name tag the photos.

Please share the photos with friends. Thank you!

May the aliyah from all over the world grow and bring more Jews back to their homeland, Eretz Yisrael.

Have a great day,
Jacob



Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Free online book: Sermons The Year 'Round by Rabbi Bernard L. Berzon


Sermons The Year 'Round
by Rabbi Bernard L. Berzon
www.jr.co.il/books/rberzon/index.html

I grew up in Brooklyn, New York. During my high school years and college years, 1972-1980,
I lived at home and attended the shul Ahavath Israel, on East 29 and Avenue K in Brooklyn. Rabbi Bernard L. Berzon was the rabbi of the shul for 43 years.

The sermons that Rabbi Berzon z"l gave where very good. He would talk to you as opposed to above you. His love for Israel and the Jewish people was very evident in the words he spoke. Over 37 years ago Rabbi Berzon gave my father z"l a copy of his book. Even though times have changed, since the book was published 38 years ago, the messages, anecdotes, and stories are still very enjoyable. I felt that many people that otherwise would not have access to this book may benefit by having access to it on the Internet. I contacted Jonathan David Publishers and they gave me permission to scan, format and post it on the Internet.

Enjoy and please share. Thank You!

Have a good day,
Jacob





Tuesday, June 28, 2016

English - Hebrew "Hiking and Camping" vocabulary


Hi Everyone!

Before you plan your next hike or camping trip, prepare yourself with the "Hiking and Camping" vocabulary section of My English Hebrew Dictionary.

There are 12 study sheets with 100 words and terms related to hiking and camping.
Each word is show in Hebrew with nikud and there is an English translation and transliteration.

Do you know the Hebrew words for:
campfire, canteen, cave, cliff, dawn, equipment, fire, first-aid, flashlight, food, forest, guide, hat, hike, knot, mountain, national park, nature, pace, penknife, nature reserve, rope, safety, sandwich, shade, sleeping bag, snack, stars, sunglasses, sunrise, sunset, tent, trails, view, waterfall, weather ?

Start learning new words at:
www.english-hebrew-dictionary.com/hiking-and-camping-1.htm
Feedback is welcome.

Have a great summer!
Jacob Richman
jrichman@jr.co.il



Monday, June 27, 2016

Israeli Asimonim and Telecards


Hi Everyone!

I continue to find interesting things while opening / reviewing boxes of stuff that I kept over the years. The idea is reduce the load before I move at the end of next month.
I found many asimonim (Israeli pay phone tokens) and interesting Israeli telecards from the 1990s. I posted 20 of them online at:
www.jr.co.il/t/israeli-asimonim-telecards.htm
Enjoy the memories.

Have a good week!
Shavua Tov,
Jacob