Today I added a new feature to the website:
Learn Hebrew with Audio and Transliterations
I created 163 Learn Hebrew study sheets that you can use with the website or independently in the classroom, home, work or on the road.
The study sheets include all 46 topics and over 1,700 words and phrases from the audio site.
Both the study sheets and the audio site are free to all.
The direct address of the study sheets is:
Feedback is welcome.
Please forward this message to anyone that may be interested in learning Hebrew. Thank you!
Have a joyous Sukkot !
Chag Sameach !
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Sukkot is the Jewish holiday that commemorates how protective "Clouds of Glory" surrounded the Jewish people after leaving Egypt during the forty years of wandering in the desert. It also commemorates how the Jews lived in temporary dwellings during that same time.
Sukkot begins Wednesday evening, September 26, 2007.
The J Site - Jewish Education and Entertainment
has several entertaining features to celebrate Sukkot:
Jewish Trivia Quiz: Sukkot
What is the Hebrew date of the first day of Sukkot ?
What is another name for the Sukkot holiday ?
What does Sukkot commemorate ?
What is the minimum area of a Sukkah as defined in the Talmud ?
What is the maximum height of a Sukkah ?
What does the Aramaic word "Ushpizin" mean ?
Who gets called to the Torah reading on Simchat Torah ?
The above questions are examples from the multiple choice
Flash quiz. There are two levels of questions, two timer settings.
Both kids and adults will find it enjoyable.
Additional Sukkot resources and games on the J site include:
Free Sukkot Clipart
The Hebrew Hangman Game
The Multilingual Word Search Game (English / Hebrew / Russian)
My Hebrew Songbook (Hebrew Song Lyrics)
My Jewish Coloring Book (online / offline)
The J site has something for everyone, but if that is not
enough, I posted on my website 62 links about Sukkot,
from laws and customs to games and recipes.
Site languages include English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish,
French, Portuguese, German and Italian.
All 62 links have been reviewed / checked this week.
The web address is:
Please forward this message to relatives and friends, so they may benefit from these holiday resources.
Monday, September 17, 2007
25 new topics have been added to the free, educational website:
Learning Vocabulary Can Be Fun
The new topics include individual word lists for pre-kindergarten to 8th grade. Over 600 new words have been added to the database.
There are now 219 topics and 10,353 words in the vocabulary database. There are many suitable topics for both young and older students.
The vocabulary site was launched in October 2003 and I have developed and maintained it for the past 4 years. As of this month, Vkidz, a small family-owned company, now manages the site. As part of the switchover, various new features have been added to the site including a Vocabulary Blog.
I will continue to give my input to the site and as always,
feedback is welcome!
Have a good day,
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
On Tuesday, September 4, I was at Ben-Gurion airport to greet the new olim that made aliyah from North America to Israel.
Congratulations to the 210 olim that have returned to their homeland. The excitement was everywhere and you knew that Jewish history was unfolding before your very eyes.
This last flight of summer 2007 included 96 singles and 29 families with 46 children. The youngest oleh in the group is 5 weeks old and the oldest oleh is 93 years old. The flight also included 4 dogs and 2 cats.
I took 331 pictures of the exciting event and I posted them online at:
Jonathan Stein was also at the airport and I posted (thanks Jonathan) 162 of his pictures at:
When the first page appears, press the F11 key to view the full length of the pictures. To move from page to page, use the navigation buttons on the bottom of the screen.
May the aliyah from all over of the world grow and bring more Jews back to their homeland, Eretz Yisrael.