Thursday, January 23, 2020

New Israeli Educational Stamps


Hi Everyone!

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

- Rabbi Azriel Hildesheimer
- Rose - Doar 24
- Keren Hayesod - UIA Centennial
- Cmyk Color Printing
- Ben-Gurion University Of The Negev - 50 Years
- The New Histadrut Centennial

The new stamp images are posted at:
https://jr.co.il/stamps/index-2020.html

In a Facebook album at:
http://bit.ly/fb-israeli-stamps-2020

On Instagram at:
https://instagram.com/jrichman2003/

Please share. Thank You!

Shabbat Shalom,
Jacob

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Only in Israel - Learn Hebrew Words from Milk Cartons


Hi Everyone!

Israel marks Hebrew Language Day every year on the birthday of Eliezer Ben Yehuda, the father of modern spoken Hebrew.
This year, the Hebrew date, 21st of Tevet, falls on January 18, 2020 - Shabbat. Activities throughout Israel will take place on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

In Honor of Hebrew Language Day, The Academy of the Hebrew Language, together with Tnuva, printed groups of Hebrew words on the side of milk cartons.

Tonight, I went to my local supermarket and took photos of the milk cartons.
I posted them online at:
https://jr.co.il/only-in-israel/learning-hebrew-words-from-milk-cartons.htm
Enjoy the photos.
Please share. Thank you!
Have a good night,
Jacob


Thursday, December 26, 2019

Israeli Chanukah Logos and Posters


Hi Everyone!

The Chanukah miracles happened here in Israel and the
reminders are everywhere.

I created a new "Only in Israel" page which displays
30 Israeli Chanukah logos and posters.
https://jr.co.il/only-in-israel/israeli-chanukah-logos-and-posters.htm

If you live outside of Israel, you may not have a sense on
how Jewish holidays are celebrated and honored in our
Jewish homeland. This will give you a small insight.

Please share. Thank you.

Chanukah Sameach and Shabbat Shalom,
Jacob Richman
jrichman@jr.co.il


Wednesday, December 18, 2019

887 Chanukah Videos including 51 new ones for 5780 - 2019


Hi Everyone!

The Chanukah video list is growing every day.
The list has 887 videos including 51 new ones for 5780 / 2019.

https://jr.co.il/videos/chanukah-videos.htm

The new videos include:
* Six13 - A Star Wars Chanukah
* Ari Goldwag - Chanukah: For The Light
* The Maccabeats - Pan Fry - Bad Guy and Old Town Road parody
* Dreidel Blue featuring David Ross from Shir Soul
* Kippalive: Kippa Families - Al Ha'Nissim
* HaOr HaYomi: The Ancient Chanukiyah that Lit a Heart - Hebrew
* Reuven Garber - Maoz Tzur - Hebrew
* My Jewish Mommy Life: 10 Facts about Hanukkah!
* My Jewish Mommy Life: Hanukkah Hacks!!!
* Jewlicious: Israeli Donuts Hanukkah Taste Test
* David Manes: Chanukah Medly - instrumental
* Lemon & Rosemary Olive Oil Sufganiyot
* Celebrating Hanukkah in Jerusalem with Sufganiyot Donuts
* Chanukah is Here - Jacob Spike Kraus
* Hanukkah Reception at the White House
* Hanukkah songs for kids with DoReMi - Hebrew
* Vegan Potato Latkes
* Nofiki Makes Sweet Dreidels - kids show, Hebrew
* How to light Chanukkah Candles? - Hebrew
* Israel Sosna & Band - Hanukkah Medley 2019 - Hebrew
* Historical Text Proof that Chanukah Happened - Hebrew
* Israel Nick Junior: Creative Chanukah Special - kids show, Hebrew
* OFJCC - "The Gambler" - Hanukkah-Style
* Disney Junior: Happy Hanukkah from Bingo and Rolly!
* How to Make a Little Dreidel Out of Clay
* Swingin around the Menorah by Jazz Band
* Hop Israel: Muli and Tzuni Make Livivot - kids show, Hebrew
* Chanukah Rock N Roll - Coed, Hebrew
* Ma'oz Tzur for 4 Flutes
* How to Draw a Sevivon
* Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Union Station - Sevivon
* Rabbi B - Sevivon Sov Sov Sov
* Al Hanisim - Mazel Tones - coed
* The Story Snipper: The Enchanted Dreidel
* The Story Snipper: Goodnight, Granny Savta
* Maoz Tsur - Hebrew with Portuguese subtitles
* A Chanukah Celebration ...David Bobrowitz by Symphonic Winds
* Shmueli Ungar: The Dreidel Song - Yiddish
* Everyday Jewish Mom: Hanukkah Product Fails
* Erica Terry DIY: Cauliflower Latkes
* The Secret of the Dreidel - Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair
* How to Play Dreidel / Hanukkah Dreidel Game Instructions
* UnderDos: Sufganiyot Collision - Hebrew comedy
* Sweet & Good Catering - Easy, no mess Doughnuts for Chanukah
* Jewish Education at Home: Dreidels and the Power of Children
* Sufganiyot Eshel Tivoneat
* "Shtai Sufganiot" - Hebrew kids song with animation
* Disney Junior: Elena of Avalor - Elena's First Hanukkah!
* VHS Concert Band - A Celebration of Hanukkah
* Tova Ben Zvi - Oy Chanukeh Oy Chanukeh - in Yiddish
* New Orleans JCC: Dreidel 101

If you see a new good video that is not on the list,
please let me know.

Additional Chanukah resources at:
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/chanukah.htm

Many new Chanukah humor pages at:
https://jr.co.il/humor/chanuka.htm

Enjoy!

Please share. Thank you!

Chag Chanukah Sameach!
Happy Chanukah!
Jacob

Monday, December 9, 2019

Updated: Learn English with Jokes and Riddles - over 400 jokes and riddles


Hi Everyone!

Reading English jokes and riddles is a fun way
to learn English culture, grammar and vocabulary.

Learn English with Jokes and Riddles
https://learn-english-jr.com

has over 400 jokes and riddles.
All jokes and riddles are suitable for all ages.
Below are sample riddles I added this week:

361. If you have me, you want to share me.
If you share me, you haven't got me. What am I?
363. I am heavy forwards and not backwards. What am I?
364. I get smaller every time I take a bath. What am I?
368. Do rabbits use combs?
370. What kind of tea do the king and queen drink?
373. Why did Snoopy quit the comic strip?
376. What is good on a roll but bad on a road?
378. Where can you buy a ruler that's three feet long?
381. What word has three double letters in a row?
382. Why do bakers make good baseball pitchers?
383. What kind of train has no wheels?
387. What has a foot on each side and one in the middle?
390. You can see me in water, but I never get wet. What am I?
391. I can speak all the languages of the world. What am I?
392. Why did the pony have a sore throat?
396. What does Sir Galahad turn on when he gets scared at night?
400. I start out tall, but the longer I stands, the shorter I grow. What am I?
410. What type of house weighs the least?
411. Why did the policeman stay in bed?

The answers at:
https://learn-english-jr.com

Feedback is welcome!

Please share this free, fun, educational resource.
Thank you.

Have a good day,
Jacob


Thursday, December 5, 2019

Educational resources about Chanukah and over 800 Chanukah videos


Hi Everyone!

Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, is observed for
eight days, beginning on the evening of the 25th day of
the Hebrew month of Kislev. This year Chanukah starts
Sunday night, December 22, 2019.

Chanukah is a wonderful holiday of renewed dedication,
faith, hope and spiritual light. It's a holiday that says:
"Never lose hope." Chanukah commemorates the victory of a
small band of Maccabees over the pagan Syrian-Greeks who
ruled over Israel.

The Chanukah Page includes lesson sites in several languages,
videos, songs, Chanukah trivia quiz, English Hebrew vocabulary lists,
recipes, games, humor, photos, clipart, coloring pages and
a map of the sites of the Maccabees 166-161 BCE.

The address is:
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/chanukah.htm

The Chanukah Video Page has links to over 800
cool Chanukah videos:
https://jr.co.il/videos/chanukah-videos.htm

The video page will be updated as we get closer to Chanukah.
Suggestions for new video additions are welcome.

Enjoy!

Please share these holiday resources. Thank You!

Shabbat Shalom,
Jacob


Thursday, November 21, 2019

Updated: The Shabbat Page


Hi Everyone!

I did an update of the Shabbat Page at:
https://jr.co.il/shabbat.htm

The Shabbat Page includes:

- English Sites about Shabbat
- Hebrew Sites about Shabbat
- Other Language Shabbat sites
- Shabbat Candle Lighting Times
- The Weekly Torah Portion in English - 25 links
- The Weekly Torah Portion in Hebrew - 13 links
- Find a Spot for Shabbat
- Recipes for Shabbat Dishes
- Challah Photos
- Shabbat Clip Art
- Shabbat Graphics / Posters from around the Net
- Coloring Pages about Shabbat
- Shabbat Multi-Lingual Word Search Game
- The Jewish Trivia Quiz - Topic: Shabbat
- English - Hebrew Shabbat Vocabulary Study Sheets
- 85 YouTube Videos about Shabbat
- Shabbat Songs and Prayers - mp3's and lyrics
- 175 Shabbat Songs on Spotify

Enjoy!

Please share. Thank you.
Shabbat Shalom,
Jacob