Sunday, May 17, 2015

Photos of Yom Yerushalayim in the Old City


Hi Everyone!

Today, 28th of Iyar, I went to the Old City of Jerusalem to take photos in honor of Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day).Due to the hot weather, I decided not to do the flag march.
I arrived in the Old City about 7pm - about an hour before the flag marchers started to flow in. Within 2 hours, the Kotel plaza went from half empty to a full house.

I posted photos at:
www.history-of-israel.co.il/jerusalem/2015/jer466.htm

I also created a short address for sharing on social media:
http://bit.ly/Yom-Yerushalayim

Enjoy the photos!

Please share. Thank you!

Shavua Tov,
Jacob Richman
jrichman@jr.co.il


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Educational Resources for Shavuot


Hi Everyone!

Shavuot is the Jewish holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah, the first harvest, and the ripening of the first fruits. The two day festival (1 day in Israel) begins on Saturday night, May 23, 2015.

The Jewish Trivia Quiz
www.jewish-trivia.com
has a selection of multiple choice questions about Shavuot.

What are the five names of Shavuot ?
On what mountain did Moses receive the Ten Commandments ?
How many letters are there in the Torah ?
In the days of the Temple what did people do on Shavuot ?
Who married Ruth ?
Who was Ruth the great-grandmother of ?
What is the connection between the number 7 and Shavuot ?

The above questions are examples from the multiple choice quiz. There are two levels of questions and two timer settings.Adults and children will find The Jewish Trivia Quiz entertaining and educational.

Free Shavuot Clipart
www.jewish-clipart.com

Whether you need a picture for your child's class project,
a graphic for your synagogue, Hillel or JCC Shavuot
announcement, the Jewish Clipart Database has the pictures
for you. You can copy, save and print the graphics in
three different sizes.

Learn Hebrew Phrases with Audio - 22 Shavuot Phrases
www.in-hebrew.co.il/he839.htm

My English Hebrew Dictionary - Shavuot Words
www.english-hebrew-dictionary.com/shavuot-1.htm

My Jewish Games - Shavuot Games (in flash)
www.my-jewish-games.com
- The Multilingual Word Search Game (English / Hebrew / Russian)
- My Jewish Coloring Book (online / offline)

Cool Shavuot Videos
www.jr.co.il/videos/shavuot-videos.htm

The Shavuot Photo Gallery (including holiday packaged milk)
www.jr.co.il/hotsites/shavuot-photos.htm

On Facebook:
http://bit.ly/Facebook-Shavuot

To learn more about Shavuot, I posted on my website 57 links, ranging from laws and customs to games and recipes. Site languages include English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

The address is:
www.jr.co.il/hotsites/shavuot.htm

Please share the holiday resources. Thank you!

Have a Happy Shavuot!
Chag Sameach!
Jacob


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Educational Resources for Jerusalem Day - May 17, 2015

Hi Everyone!

Jerusalem Day is celebrated on the 28th of the Hebrew month of Iyar. This year (5775 / 2015) the day falls on Sunday, May 17.

The Jewish Trivia Quiz
www.jewish-trivia.com
has over 100 multiple choice questions about Jerusalem.

Who built the first temple ?
How many people were involved in constructing the first temple ?
What are the colors of the Jerusalem Beitar soccer team ?
Which animal is on the emblem of the Municipality of Jerusalem ?
What three Jewish holidays is Jerusalem the focal point ?
How long ago was Jerusalem established ?
On what mountain was King David buried ?
How high is Jerusalem above sea level ?
What is the name of the famous art school in Jerusalem ?
What is the length of the wall surrounding the old city ?
When was Hebrew University established ?
Which group defended Jerusalem in 1948 ?
How many open gates does the old city of Jerusalem have ?
What is the name of the largest shopping mall in Jerusalem ?
Who was the first mayor of Jerusalem ?
What was Jerusalem called in the days of Abraham our patriarch ?

The above questions are examples from the multiple choice quiz. There are two levels of questions and two timer settings. Adults and children will find The Jewish Trivia Quiz entertaining and educational.

Learn Hebrew Phrases with Audio - 46 Jerusalem Phrases
www.in-hebrew.co.il/he475.htm

My English Hebrew Dictionary - Jerusalem Words
www.english-hebrew-dictionary.com/jerusalem-1.htm

Youtube videos about Jerusalem
www.jr.co.il/videos/jerusalem-videos.htm

To learn more about Jerusalem, I posted on my website 220 links, ranging from history and tourism to photographs and stamps.

The address is:
www.jr.co.il/hotsites/jerusalem.htm

Please share the resources. Thank you!

Happy Jerusalem Day!
Yom Yerushalayim Sameach!

Jacob Richman
jrichman@jr.co.il



Sunday, May 3, 2015

Educational Resources for Lag Ba'Omer



Hi Everyone!

The Jewish festival "Lag Ba'Omer" is Thursday, May 7, 2015.
If you are flying over Israel on Wednesday night (May 6) and you look down out of your plane, you will see thousands of bonfires dotting the landscape as far as the eye can see. There are various customs and explanations for these celebrations.

I posted on my website 43 links to learn about "Lag Ba'Omer".

The address is:
www.jr.co.il/hotsites/lag-ba-omer.htm

I also created English Hebrew vocabulary sheets at:
www.english-hebrew-dictionary.com/lag-baomer-1.htm

Enjoy the bonfires!

Shavua Tov,
Jacob



Wednesday, April 29, 2015

New: English - Hebrew Employment Vocabulary

Hi Everyone!

Before you start looking for a new job, prepare yourself with the new employment vocabulary section of My English Hebrew Dictionary.

There are 25 study sheets with 150 words and terms related to employment.


www.english-hebrew-dictionary.com/employment-1.htm


Please share. Thank you!

Have a good night,
Jacob Richman
jrichman@jr.co.il

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Google Doodle - Israel Independence Day 2015


Hi Everyone!

Google posted its Google Doodle for Israel Independence Day 2015.
You can view other cool Google Doodles at:
www.jr.co.il/t/doodles/index-2015.htm

I also added many new videos to the Israel video list at:
www.jr.co.il/videos/israel-videos.htm

Enjoy!

Happy Israel Independence Day!
Yom Ha'atzmaut Sameach!
Jacob Richman
jrichman@jr.co.il



Sunday, April 19, 2015

Educational Resources and Cool Videos for Israel Independence Day


Hi Everyone!

Israel Independence Day is celebrated this year on Thursday, April 23, 2015.

The Jewish Trivia Quiz - topic: Israel
www.jewish-trivia.com

What is the national emblem of Israel ?
"Pehsek Zeman" and "Egozi" are what type of Israeli foods ?
Who was the first president of Israel ?
What was the 1917 British Balfour Declaration ?
What is Israel's Internet country code ?
What was "Operation Babylon" ?
Who were the first two countries to recognize Israel ?
What are Amos and Offeq ?
How many lanuages are engraved on Israeli coins used today ?

The above questions are examples from over 200 multiple-choice questions about Israel. There are two levels of questions, two timer settings. Both kids and adults will find it entertaining and educational.

English Hebrew Israel vocabulary study sheets.
www.english-hebrew-dictionary.com/israel-1.htm

Learn 34 "Israel" Hebrew Phrases
www.in-hebrew.co.il/he441.htm

Free Israel Clipart
www.jewish-clipart.com

Whether you need a picture for your child's class project, a graphic for your synagogue, Hillel or JCC Israel event announcement, the Jewish Clipart Database has the pictures for you. You can copy, save and print the graphics in three different sizes.

Israel Videos on YouTube
www.jr.co.il/videos/israel-videos.htm
There are now 416 videos about Israel on the site.
There is something for everyone.
Enjoy!

Last but not least, I posted on my website 154 links about Israel, ranging from history and tourism to photographs and stamps.
All 154 links have been reviewed / checked this week.

The address is:
www.jr.co.il/hotsites/israel-resources.htm

Please forward this message. Thank You!

Happy Israel Independence Day!
Yom Ha'Atzmaut Sameach!

Jacob