Monday, July 29, 2013

In memory of my parents...

Hi Everyone!

Today, I finished the main section of my roots pages.
The address is:

The first linked page is in memory of my parents:
- Avraham Itzhak and Hennia Richman z"l

Additional pages include:

- Hennia Richman at Bialik School (class photos)

- Avraham Itzhak and Hennia Richman
Ketubah and Marriage Certificate - July 22, 1956

- Avraham Itzhak Richman's Birth Certificate
(Government of Palestine - 1926)

My Roots - Caspi, Grayevski - Jerusalem (my mother's side)

- Pinchas Grayevsky and Family (1873) - Jerusalem

- Shmuel and Tziviah Caspi - Jerusalem

My Roots - Richman - USA, Tzfat, Haifa (my father's side)

- Jack and Rose Richman
Wedding Invitation and Ketubah - June 9, 1918

- Jack Richman Alarm - 1914

- Jack (Jacob) Richman's Passport Application
to Travel to Israel and Make Aliyah in 1922

- Jack Richman Tzfat Identity Cards - 1927, 1949

- 1936 Letter from Baruch Charney Vladeck in New York
to the Richman family in Haifa, Israel

- Jack Richman Memorial Monument in Tzfat

Additional pages will be added in the near future.

Shavua Tov - Have a good week,

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Welcome Home to the New Olim (and photos)

Hi Everyone!

Congratulations and welcome home to the 231 new olim that
made aliyah to Israel from North America. The NBN aliyah charter
flight arrived in Israel on Tuesday morning.

I took 300 photos of the exciting, historic event and I posted them
online at:

I also posted the 300 photos on Facebook for name tagging.
The Facebook album address is:

If you have a Facebook account 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,

Thursday, July 18, 2013

New: My English Hebrew Dictionary - "Best Wishes"

Hi Everyone!

I created a set of English - Hebrew "Best Wishes" vocabulary
study sheets.

The address is:

Use the arrow icons on the top of the page to navigate to the
other study sheets.

There are 53 "Best Wishes" including:
All the best
Be healthy
Be strong and courageous
Bless you
Congratulations on the Bar Mitzvah
Congratulations on the Bat Mitzvah
Congratulations on the birth of a boy
Congratulations on the birth of a girl
Good luck on your new job
Good night and sweet dreams
Happy birthday
Have a good trip
Have a good day
Have a nice weekend
Have a peaceful Shabbat
Have a complete recovery
Leave in peace and come back in peace
May you have happiness and richness till 120
To life
and many more....

To view the list of all the words on the site, visit:

Feedback is welcome.

Please share the site. Thank you!

Have a great summer,

Monday, July 15, 2013

Educational Resources about Tisha B'Av


Tisha B'Av is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar because
of the incredible series of tragedies which occurred on that
date throughout Jewish History.

Tisha B'Av means "the ninth (day) of the Hebrew month of Av."
Tisha B'Av primarily commemorates the destruction of the first
and second Temples, both of which were destroyed on the ninth
of Av (the first by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.E.; the second
by the Romans in 70 C.E.).

Although this day is primarily meant to commemorate the
destruction of the Temple, it is appropriate to consider on
this day the many other tragedies of the Jewish people, many
of which occurred on this day, most notably the expulsion of
the Jews from Spain in 1492.

You can learn more about this Jewish fast day (begins Monday
evening, July 15, 2013) at:

May we see the rebuilding of the Temple in our days and that
Tisha B'Av becomes a day of celebration.

If you are fasting:
Have a meaningful fast.


Monday, July 8, 2013

New Video: Learn Hebrew Phrases - Days and Time

Hi Everyone!

I created a new learn Hebrew video about days and time.

The video includes 16 Hebrew phrases with Hebrew audio,
Hebrew text with vowels, English translations and transliterations.

What time is it?
The time is 2:30
There is news on the radio every half hour.
The movie starts in ten minutes.
I warmed up the roll in the microwave for 30 seconds.
The first bus in the morning leaves at 6:15.
Today was the tomorrow of yesterday.
The Israeli work week starts on Sunday.
Our supermarket has a sale on fruit and vegetables every Tuesday.
Thursday night the stores are open till a late hour.
On Friday I buy Chalot for Shabbat.
I do not work on Shabbat. (f)
Independents pay taxes every fifteenth of the month.
The telephone bill comes once every two months,
and that is why it is called bi-monthly.
We pay the city tax every quarter (of the year).
Every year I have a birthday.

You can view the video on the website at:
directly on Youtube at:

Feedback is welcome.

Please share the video. Thank you!

Shavua Tov - Have a good week,