On Shmini Atzeret we pray for a winter filled with blessed rain.
Within 48 hours.....it started to rain in Israel.
To read the phrase and hear a native Israeli say it in Hebrew visit:
The season is changing and the weather is changing too.
Prepare yourself for the change with the weather vocabulary study sheets at:
For your amusement, here is the rain scene from one of my favorite movies: The Frisco Kid
Chief Gray Cloud: [in reference to Avram's God]
What does he do?
Avram: He... He can do anything!
Chief Gray Cloud: Then why can't he make rain?
Avram: Because he doesn't make rain. He gives us strength
when we're suffering. He gives us compassion when all that
we feel is hatred. He gives us courage when we're searching
around blindly like little mice in the darkness...
but He does not make rain!
[Thunder and lightning begin, followed by a downpour]
Avram: Of course... sometimes, just like that, he'll change His mind.
Here is the 1 minute Frisco Kid rain scene video:
Please share with friends. Thank you!
Have a good day,
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Monday, September 7, 2015
Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year 5776, begins Sunday night, September 13, 2015.
I posted on my website 72 links about Rosh Hashana, from laws and customs to games and recipes.
Site languages include English, Hebrew, French, German, Italian, Portugese, Russian and Spanish.
The address is:
Over the past two weeks, I posted new photos to the Rosh HaShana Photo Gallery at:
Over 450 Rosh Hashana Cool Videos There is something for everyone.
New videos include:
- Boys Town Jerusalem - BaShana Habaah
- Bnei Akiva Entertainment Team: Shana Tova
- Shana Tova - Israeli Opera Singers
- Shana Tova from the Technion
- Shana Tova 2015 From University of Haifa
- Shana Tova from the Aleh in Jerusalem (Happy Theme)
- Shana Tova from Prigat
- Beit Chabad: Check your Mezuzot in Elul (Hebrew)
- Joy of Kosher: Apples and Honey Dessert Rolls for Rosh Hashanah
- Animated Shana Tova from Dor Mintz
- Message for Rosh Hashanah 5776 by Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz
- Welcome Class of 2019! Welcome to Princeton and Shana Tova!
- Shana Tova from the Sheba Oncology Department
- PM's Wife at the distribution of holiday coupons to lone soldiers
- Pitchon Lev - 10,000 food baskets to needy families
- The Yeshiva Boys Choir - "Ki Avi (Chazak)"
- Aish: Prayer Power
- Aish: Making High Holiday Prayers Relevant
- Shana Tova from Keren Hayesod UIA
- About Rosh Hashana - Rabbi Lange of Jewish Care Victoria
- The Jewish Prayer Songs - Beloved songs for Rosh Hashanah
- Rosh Hashanah with Broken Sounds by Rabbi Anchelle Perl
- Shana Tova from Scope (in several languages)
and many more...
Additional videos will be added before Rosh Hashana.
Please share the holiday resource pages. Thank you!
Have a Good Year!
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
I scanned and posted on my website the new Israeli stamps that were issued in September 2015.
I included the stamp itself, the first day cover, and an English and a Hebrew flyer about the stamp.
Festivals 2015 - Childhood Memories
- Rosh Hashana
- Yom Kippur
Shana Tov Card from the Israel Philatelic Service
- Jewish Resistance Movement - 70th Anniversary
Haganah - Etzel - Lehi
Rivers of Israel
- Kziv River
- Taninim River
- Zin River
The new stamp images and flyers are located
Short sharing address: http://bit.ly/israel-stamps-2015
Copies of the images are on Facebook at: http://bit.ly/israeli-stamps-2015
Stamp images are also on Instagram at: http://instagram.com/jrichman2003/
I also updated the following Rosh Hashana pages:
Rosh Hashana Educational Resources
350+ Rosh Hashana Videos
The Rosh Hashana Photo Gallery
Please share the pages. Thank you.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Get ready for the new school year with the English - Hebrew "School" vocabulary study sheets at:
Please share. Thank you!
For a free 3 Year Jewish Holiday Calendar Card (images and a PDF file) visit:
Have a good year,
Thursday, August 20, 2015
I created a new, three year, Jewish holiday calendar card which I posted on my website for you to view, download or print.
The address is:
There are two image sizes and an Acrobat PDF file.
For best printed results use the Acrobat PDF file.
When printing the PDF file use the print option "fit to print margins".
Please share. Thank you.
Have a Good Year!
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Congratulations and welcome home to the 232 new olim that made aliyah to Israel from North America. The NBN aliyah charter flight arrived in Israel this morning (Tuesday, August 18) and included 75 children in 29 families and 86 singles. The youngest oleh in the group is four months old and the oldest oleh is 79 years old. 59 of the group will be volunteering for the IDF.
I took 328 photos of this historic and exciting event and I posted them online at:
I also uploaded the photos to Facebook for name tagging.
The Facebook album address is:
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,
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Before you plan your next hike or camping trip, prepare yourself with the new "Hiking and Camping" vocabulary section of My English Hebrew Dictionary.
There are 12 new study sheets with 100 words and terms related to hiking and camping.
Each word is show in Hebrew with nikud (vowels) and there is an English translation and transliteration.
Do you know the Hebrew words for:
canteen, flashlight, forest, guide, knot, nature reserve,pace, rope, sleeping bag, sunrise, sunset ?
Start learning new words at:
Feedback is welcome.
This Friday, July 31, is Tu B'Av!
I updated the special Tu Bav page with cool images and videos:
Happy Tu B'Av and Shabbat Shalom!