Sunday, March 1, 2015

Educational and Fun Resources for Purim

Hi Everyone!

Purim, the fun-filled Jewish holiday, falls on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar. This year Purim
begins Wednesday night March 4, 2015. (In Jerusalem it starts Thursday night March 5)

The following resources will help you appreciate and enjoy the holiday.

English Hebrew Purim vocabulary study sheets.

The Jewish Trivia Quiz

Purim Trivia
Why do people eat poppy seeds on Purim ?
From what tribe was Mordecai ?
Why was Haman angry at Mordechai ?
Who was queen of Persia before Esther ?
Esther had another name, what was it ?
How many times is Haman's name mentioned in the megillah ?
What did the king do when he couldn't sleep ?
What does the word "Esther" mean ?
How many advisors did king Achashverosh have ?

The above questions are examples from the multiple choice quiz. There are two levels of questions, two timer settings.Both kids and adults will find it enjoyable.

Free Purim Clipart

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

My Hebrew Songbook - Purim Songs

Enter the songbook and choose the category Purim. You can view any song online or create printed song sheets with several songs together for a sing along. All Hebrew is graphic so you do not need Hebrew support to view or print the songs. All songs include Hebrew nikud (vowels).

Purim Humor Files
Worth printing several to entertain your guests at the Purim Seudah (festive meal).

My Jewish Coloring Book - Purim
Kids love to color, need I say more.

Purim Videos on YouTube
244 videos ranging from Purim Speils to funny gags.

To learn more about Purim, I posted on my website 75 site links, ranging from from laws and customs to games and recipes. Site languages include English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, French, Portuguese and German.

All 75 links have been reviewed / checked this week. The web address is:

Feedback is welcome.

Please forward this message to relatives and friends, so they may benefit from these holiday resources. Thank you!


Shavua Tov - Have a Good Week!
Happy Purim!
Jacob Richman

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Computer Jobs in Israel (CJI) Salary Survey Results

Hi Everyone!

I posted on the Computer Jobs in Israel (CJI) website the
results of the annual salary survey.
355 readers took part in the salary survey this year.
Each person answered 24 questions about their salary and
their work benefits.

Thanks!! to everyone that participated.

The results are posted (in English and Hebrew) on the
CJI resource page at:

Next week is Purim and I updated:

The Purim Page

2015 Purim Photos

Purim Videos


Chag Sameach!
Happy Purim!
Jacob Richman

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The J Site - Jewish Education & Entertainment

Hi Everyone!

I made a new layout for my educational site:
The J Site - Jewish Education & Entertainment

Feedback is welcome!

Please share it with your friends.

Have a good night,
Jacob Richman

Thursday, February 12, 2015

New Israeli Educational Stamps

Hi Everyone!

I scanned and posted on my website the new Israeli stamps
that were issued in February 2015.

I included the stamp itself, the first day cover,
and an English and a Hebrew flyer about the stamp.

- The Philippine Rescue of Jews from the Holocaust
Israel-Philippines Joint Issue

- Ariel Sharon

- The International Year of Light 2015
Nobel Prize 2013 - Computational Chemistry, Rhodospin

- Chess

Winter Flowers
- Coast False-Chamomile (Anthemis leucanthemifolia)
- Crown Anemone (Anemone coronaria)
- Dyer's Alkanet (Alkanna tinctoria)

The new stamp images are located at:

I also uploaded the images to a Facebook album.
The address is:

Purim is three weeks away and I updated the Purim Page at:

Please share the pages. Thank you.

Shabbat Shalom,

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Shabbat Page

Hi Everyone!

I updated The Shabbat Page at:

The page includes Lessons, Parsha pages, Videos, English Hebrew Vocabulary Lists, Recipes, Games and Clipart about Shabbat.


Shabbat Shalom,
Jacob Richman

Monday, February 2, 2015

Educational Resources for Tu B'Shvat

Hi Everyone!

Tu B'Shvat, the New Year for Trees, falls on the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shvat, February 4 this year (5775 / 2015).
This Jewish mini-holiday is of major importance to our
appreciation of Nature and our relationship to it.

I posted on my website a large selection of educational resources about Tu B'Shvat:

This week, I opened a new Tu B'Shvat photo page at:

Please share the resources. Thank you!

Happy Tu B'Shvat!
Jacob Richman

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Prepare for the Superbowl - English / Hebrew Football Vocabulary

Hi Everyone!

My English Hebrew Dictionary has 13 English / Hebrew vocabulary sheets with 83 words related to American football.

Feedback is welcome.

Please share with friends. Thank you!
Enjoy the game!

Have a good week,
Shavua Tov,
Jacob Richman