Wednesday, October 21, 2020

My New Website: Hear Words - Pronunciation of Hebrew and English Words

Hi Everyone! I created a new website on pronunciation of Hebrew and English words. The high quality audio was produced in a recording studio with two professional readers. There are 14 topics with 210 words. The audio controls are very simple and any browser that supports HTML 5 audio can be used to hear the words. The site address is: Feedback is welcome. Please share. Thank you! Stay safe and have a good night, Jacob Richman

Monday, August 3, 2020

Hebrew Greetings and Phrases

Hi Everyone!

I created a page with 60 Hebrew Greetings and Phrases images
from JR Stickers.


Stay Safe and Have a Good Week,
Shavua Tov,

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Educational Resources about Tisha B'Av


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 5780 - 2020, we observe the fast day of Tisha B'Av
starting from Wednesday after nightfall, July 29,
until nightfall on Thursday, July 30.
You can learn more about this Jewish fast day at:

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.


Monday, May 11, 2020

43 Lag Ba'Omer Cakes from the around Net. Lag Ba'Omer Sameach!

Lag Ba'Omer 5780: There may not be bonfires and there
may not be parades, but I do declare: there will be first haircuts
and there will be Lag Ba'Omer Cakes!

43 Lag Ba'Omer Cakes from the around Net.


Lag Ba'Omer Sameach!
Jacob Richman

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Educational Resources and Cool Videos for Israel Independence Day

Hi Everyone!

Israel Independence Day is celebrated this year
on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
All the resources and links below are located online at:

The Jewish Trivia Quiz - topic: Israel

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 languages 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.
Learn Hebrew words related to Israel Independence Day.

Free Israel Clipart

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.

Prayers for the welfare of the State of Israel and
for members of the IDF.
I included the Hebrew prayers with nikud and English translations.

Israel Videos on YouTube
There are now over 690 videos about Israel on the site.
There is something for everyone.
Additional new videos will be added this week.

Israeli and Hebrew songs.

Jacob Richman's Spotify Hebrew Songs Playlist

60 Popular Hebrew Songs on Youtube

The "Hatikvah" Page
includes 15 unique videos of Hatikva

The "Hava Nagila" Page
Hebrew lyrics and English translation
13 unique "Hava Nagila" videos including:
- Danny Kaye & Harry Belafonte sing "Hava Nagila" in 1965
- Bob Dylan accompanies son-in-law Peter Himmelman and
Harry Dean Stanton on Telethon
- Gad Elbaz
- The Barry Sisters
- Taly Kuper sings "Hava Nagila" on Russian talent show

Over 100 Videos of "Adon Olam"
The page includes lyrics in Hebrew with Nikud
and an English translation.
Over 100 melodies to this well know prayer / song.

Last but not least, I posted on my website 140 links
about Israel, ranging from history and tourism to
photographs and stamps.
The address is:

Please forward this message. Thank You!

Shabbat Shalom and Chodesh Tov!

Thursday, April 16, 2020

New Israeli Educational Stamps including Concentration Camps’ Liberation - 75 Years

Hi Everyone!

I posted online images of the new Israeli stamps issued
in April 2020. Under each stamp is a link to a
Hebrew / English PDF file with information about the stamp.

- Concentration Camps’ Liberation - 75 Years

- Memorial Day 2020 - Haganah Organization Centennial

Bees in Israel
- The Western Honey Bee - Apis mellifera
- The Large Earth Bumble Bee - Bombus terrestris
- Hairy-footed Digger Bee - Anthophora plumipes

- Good Luck

- Mikve Israel - 150 Years

The new stamp images are posted at:

In a Facebook album at:

Selected images on Instagram at:

Please share. Thank You!

Shabbat Shalom,
Jacob Richman

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Passover Resources Update

Hi Everyone!

Here are the latest updates to the Passover resources.

My Playlist of 172 Passover Songs on Spotify

Passover Videos
Over 670 Videos including 43 new ones for 2020 - 5780

Passover Hotsites

I added links to:
- Torah Tidbits TT 1366 - PDF
- Torah Tidbits - Seder of the Seder - PDF
- Torah Tidbits - 5780 Omer Chart - 2 page PDF
- Ohrnet Pessach Issue - PDF
- HaMizrachi Torah-based Magazine: Passover Edition - PDF
- Pardes: Elmad: An Interactive Seder Experience - PDF
- Areyvut Pesach Resources - PDF
- OU Guide to Passover 5780 / 2020 - PDF, 116 pages
- Products Kosher when Bearing an OU-P - PDF, 31 pages
- OU Certified Products That DO NOT Require OU-P - PDF, 12 pages
- Non-Food Items and Guidelines for Medicine (PDF, 1 pages)
- Israel Ministry of Health: Suggestions for good nutrition
during Pesach - Hebrew
- Meuchedet: Kosher for Pesach Medicine List - 2020, English / Hebrew,
20 page PDF
- Clalit: Kosher for Pesach Medicine List - 2020, English / Hebrew, 22 page PDF
- Star-K: The Halachos Of Taking Medication On Pesach
- Star-K: 2020 Pet Food List - PDF
- STAR-K Product Directory 2020 - PDF, 16 pages)

- Jerusalem Machine Matzah Bakery,
a 2013 photo essay by photographer and filmmaker Judah S. Harris

Passover Humor
- Dr. Seuss and Social Distancing during Pesach
- Corona Virus Haggadah

- Passover and the Corona Virus
Page 162 includes:
63 cartoons / memes
20 Humor videos - includes English and Hebrew song parodies
18 Inspirational videos - English and Hebrew


Please share. Thank You!

May everyone have a safe, healthy, kosher and happy Passover.
Chag Pesach Sameach!