Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Pictures of Israel Independence Day in Jerusalem

Hi Everyone!

On Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - Israel Independence Day,
I celebrated the festive day in Jerusalem.

At the Russian compound there was an exhibit of police
and security forces emergency services. Next door in Safra
Square there were "Live Museum" performances recreating
historical events in Israel.
In the evening there was a music concert.

I posted on my website 108 pictures that I took at the events.
The address of the website is:

When the first page comes up, press the F11 key on the
top of your keyboard for a full page view.
Use the icon buttons on the bottom of each page to navigate.

Happy Birthday Israel !

Enjoy the pictures.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

New Israeli Educational Stamps Posted Online

Shalom Everyone!

I scanned and posted on my website the new Israeli stamps
that were issued in April 2007.
I included the stamp itself, the first day cover,
and an English and a Hebrew flyer about the stamp.

- Memorial Day 2007
Memorial Site for the Fallen Soldiers of the Givati Brigade

- Development Towns in Israel

- 120 Years of Neve-Tzedek

- Centenary of World Scouting

The new stamps are located at:

If you do not see April 22, 2007 on the top of the page,
hold the control key and press the F5 key to refresh
your browser.

Happy Israel Independence Day!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Israel Independence Day at the J Site + 100 Hotsites

Hi Everyone!

Israel Independence Day is celebrated on the 5th day of the
Hebrew month of Iyar. This year (5767/ 2007) the 59th birthday
of the establishment of the state of Israel is celebrated on
Tuesday, April 24, 2007.
(Israel's memorial day was moved from April 22 to April 23 to
avoid Shabbat conflict with the eve of memorial day).

The J Site - Jewish Education and Entertainment


has several entertaining features to celebrate Israel's 59th birthday:

Jewish Trivia Quiz: 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 ?
How long is Israel's coastline ?
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 that may be randomly selected by the online quiz. There are two levels of questions, two timer settings. Both kids and adults will find it enjoyable.

The Israel Geography Game

This Flash game will help you learn about the history and geography of 101 locations in Israel. There is a learning mode and game mode. Find out if you know more about Israel than Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and Haifa.

Israel Clipart

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

Israel Word Search Game

Enter the Multilingual Word Search game and choose the
language you would like to play in: English, Hebrew or
Russian. There is an easy mode for the kids and a harder
mode for us big kids. Each game is randomly generated.
Israel topics include:
Jerusalem, Biblical Cities, Kibbutzim, Presidents and Prime
Ministers, Writers, Singers and Israeli Foods.
You can even print out a blank game (and the solution page) for
offline playing.

My Jewish Coloring Book - Israel Pictures

Young kids love to draw and this online coloring book
is made just for them. Three different size "brushes"
and 24 colors to choose from. You can print the completed
color pictures or print black and white outlines to color offline.

My Hebrew Song Book
Over 200 Hebrew songs (with vowels) for viewing and printing.
All songs are in graphic format so you do not need Hebrew installed to view or print them. Your camp fires or sing-a-longs will never be the same.

The J site has something for everyone, but if that is not
enough, I posted on my website 100 links about Israel,
ranging from history and tourism to photographs and stamps.
All 100 links have been reviewed / checked this week.
The web address is:


Happy Israel Independence Day!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Yom Hashoa in Israel

Monday was Yom Hashoa - Holocaust Martyrs' and
Heroes' Remembrance Day.

Sunday night, all places of entertainment were closed in Israel.
Television entertainment channels were off the air for 24 hours.
At 8pm Sunday night, the three main channels broadcasted the memorial ceremony at Yad Vashem.

At 10am Monday morning, the sirens were sounded all over Israel and everyone stopped what they were doing and stood in memory of the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust.
Israel is the only place in the world were the whole population hears a siren to remind everyone not to forget. The programs on television and radio were devoted to the Holocaust.
The schools had special lessons for the students.
For my first 26 years I grew up in New York and the day would go by without people knowing.

In Israel it is different.
Everyone remembers.

We must not forget!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

162 Educational Websites about the Holocaust

Holocaust Remembrance Day is Monday, April 16, 2007.
I posted on my website 162 links to learn about the Holocaust.
Site languages include English, Hebrew, French, German,
Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
All 162 links have been reviewed / checked this week.

The web address is:

The top of the page should be dated April 10, 2007.
If the page has an older date, hold the control key and press
the F5 key to refresh your browser with the updated page.

Please forward this message to relatives and friends,
so they can benefit from these educational resources.

We must not forget.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Case History of a Jewish Website

Hi Everyone!

Recently I wrote an article about the development history of my J website - Jewish Education and Entertainment.
The article was published in CAJE's (The Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education) online magazine. The article is online at their site but only for registered users (in 1-2 weeks it will be accessible to the general public).

I posted a copy of the article on my site (in pdf format) at:

Feedback is welcome.

May everyone have a
Happy Passover!
Chag Sameach!