Sunday, February 28, 2010

Photos of Purim in Ma'ale Adumim

Hi Everyone!

Today (Adar 14 - February 28) was Purim in Ma'ale Adumim.
I took photos in the Matnas and Canion Adumim and posted them online at:

Enjoy the photos.
Shavua Tov - Have a Good Week,

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

CJI Salary Survey Results Posted Online

Hi Everyone!

I just posted on the Computer Jobs in Israel (CJI) website the results of the annual salary survey. 588 readers took part in the salary survey this year. Each person answered 24 questions about their salaries and their work benefits.

Thanks!! to everyone that participated.

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

Have a Happy Purim,

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Photos of the opening of The Moshe Castel Museum of Art

Hi Everyone!

Today, February 21, I attended the opening of the Moshe Castel Museum of Art in Ma'ale Adumim.

Moshe Castel's wall works can be found in several emblematic Israeli buildings, such as the Binyanei HaUma convention center, the Knesset and the Residence of Israel's Presidents.

The new museum in Ma'ale Adumim houses over 100 of his works.

I took photos of the museum opening and posted them online at:

If you are in the Jerusalem area, I recommend a visit to the newly opened museum.

Enjoy the photos.
Shavua Tov - Have a Good Week,

Sunday, February 14, 2010

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 Saturday night February 27, 2010. (In Jerusalem it starts Sunday night February 28)

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

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 Flash 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
60 videos ranging from Purim Speils to funny gags.

To learn more about Purim, I posted on my website 84 site links, ranging from from laws and customs to games and recipes. Site languages include English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, French, Portuguese and German.

All 84 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. Thanks!

Chodesh Tov - Have a Good Month!
Happy Purim!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

New Israeli Educational Stamps Posted Online

Hi Everyone!

I scanned and posted on my website the new Israeli stamps that were issued in January 2010. I included the stamp itself, the first day cover, and an English and a Hebrew flyer about the stamp.

- Past and Future in Our Hands
International Holocaust Remembrance Day

- Alliance Israelite Universelle 150th Anniversary

- Lions Israel 50th Anniversary

- Fifty Years of Settling the Arava

- Birds of Israel (includes Israel's National Bird)

The new stamps are located at:


Shavua Tov - Have a Good Week,

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Computer Professionals Support Groups in Israel

Hi Everyone!

I updated the list of Israeli computer professional support groups. The list now has 200 Linkedin and Facebook groups ranging from web developers to project managers. Many of the groups post open positions in the fields they are covering.

The address is:
Feedback and additional group suggestions are welcome.

Have a good night,