Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Welcome Home to the New Olim (and 400 photos)

Hi Everyone!

Congratulations and welcome home to the 210 new olim that made aliyah to Israel from North America. The aliyah charter flight arrived in Israel on Wednesday morning and included 40 children in 41 families, 81 singles, and 13 IDF Soldiers. The youngest oleh in the group is 2 months old and the oldest oleh is 86 years old.

I took 400 photos of the exciting, historic event and I posted them online at:

I also posted the 400 photos on Facebook for name tagging. There are two sets of photos and you can access the albums via:

If you have a Facebook acccount and you are in the photos or see someone you know, please feel free to name tag the photos.

May the aliyah from all over of the world grow and bring more Jews back to their homeland, Eretz Yisrael.

Have a good day,

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New Website: My Hebrew Programs

Hi Everyone!

I created a new website called:

My Hebrew Programs

This new site includes updated versions of two useful programs.

The Hebrew Sign Maker
Print Hebrew signs without Hebrew support. There are 11 fonts and two sizes to choose from. There are two special script trace fonts that will help your students learn how to write Hebrew script.

In Memory Of
When you visit a Jewish grave site, it is a Jewish tradition to read selected Tehillim (Book of Psalms). There are fixed verses and special verses that are read for each letter of the person's name. The special verses are called "Otiyot Neshama". The program also includes an option to print a transliterated and translated English version of the mourners' Kaddish.

Please share this new educational resource with friends, relatives and co-workers. Thank You!

As always, feedback is welcome!

Have a good day,

Monday, December 21, 2009

I highly recommend the book: Start-up Nation

Hi Everyone!

Every fews years I buy a book that turns out to be a great read. I just finished the new book: Start-up Nation. The book is about Israel's economic miracle. You can watch an CNBC video about the book at:

I highly recommend buying and reading the book. If you can not get the book at your local bookstore, there is a link on the page to buy the book online.


Have a good day,

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

171 Chanukah Videos including these new ones....

Hi Everyone!

There are now 171 Cool Chanukah Videos listed at:

The updated list includes:

- Gord Lindsay: Chanuka Funicula
- Chanuka 2009 Beit Krakow, Poland
- Chanuka em Curitiba 2009
- Chaverim - Ma'oz Tzur
- 2009 Major League Dreidel at Full Circle Bar
- YUAcapella Maccabeats Chanuka 2009
- The Mama Doni' Band's "Chanukah Fever"
- Episode 1: Hanukkah Special - Dreidel
- Episode 27: Hanukkah Special - The Auto Menorah
- Kindergarten Song Practice for Chanukah Party
- Belz Chanukah Lighting in Jerusalem
- Chanukah Lighting - Trip to Poland group
- Chanukah 5770 - Philadelphia Annual March of Lights
- Menorah Lighting on Clearwater Beach
- New Ma'oz Tzur Tune
- HaRav Zev Leff Lighting the Menorah
- 2H Productions - Al Hanissim
- Shloime Daskal - Al Hanisim
- CNN: Matisyahu lights up
- Menorahs - NJN News
- Hanukkah With A Chinese Twist
- Go Latkes 2009 Hanukkah Champions
- Chabad Naples Chanukah Menorah Lighting - 12/13/09
and many more....

Happy Chanukah!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Only in Israel: 21 Chanukah Hebrew Ads

Hi Everyone!

I just scanned and posted online
21 Chanukah Hebrew Advertisements.

Only in Israel!

Happy Chanukah!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My Hebrew Songbook - Chanukah Songs

Hi Everyone!

Just in time for Chanukah, My Hebrew Songbook is back and now has its own domain and website.

Enter the songbook and choose the category Chanukah. 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).

You will find the popular Chanukah songs here (Sivivon, Maoz Tzur, Al Hanisim, Yemay Hanukah, etc...) but also songs that you may have forgotten from many years ago.

Feedback is welcome.

In addition to the Chanukah songs, I updated the following pages:

144 Cool Chanukah Videos on YouTube:

21 Chanukah Humor Files

145 Chanukah Resource Sites


Happy Chanukah!

Photos of the Jerusalem Demonstration

Hi Everyone!

Tonight (December 9), I was at the demonstration to stop the settlement freeze. The demonstration took place at Kikar Paris in Jerusalem. I took photos and posted them online at:

Please forward this message to anyone that may be interested.
Thank you.

Have a good day,