Tuesday, August 27, 2013

New Israeli Stamps, 29 years in Israel, Shana Tova!

Hi Everyone!

I scanned and posted on my website the new Israeli stamps
that were issued in August 2013.

I included the stamp itself, the first day cover,
and an English and a Hebrew flyer about the stamp.

Festivals 2013 - Etrog Boxes
- Bezalel, Jerusalem, 20th Century
- Austria, 19th Century
- Iraq, 19th Century

- Betar - World Zionist Youth Movement

- IMI - Israel Military Industries (1933-2013)

- Endangered Species - From the Desert to the Arctic
Israel - Greenland Joint Issue

Israeli Music - Children's Songs (12 stamps + plate block)
- I Am Always Me
- Merry Choir
- The Prettiest Girl in Kindergarten
- Why Does the Zebra Wear Pajamas?
- Buba Zehava (Doll)
- I Wanted You to Know
- What Do the Does Do?
- Brave Clock
- My Dad
- The Post Van
- Horse Rider
- Brave Danny

The new stamp images are located at:

I also uploaded the images to Facebook.
The Facebook address is:

Please share the page. Thanks!
This Friday (August 30) marks my 29th anniversary
of making aliyah - moving to Israel.
I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and
I still have my Brooklyn accent (and proud of it!).
Back in the 80's there was a t-shirt that said it all:
"I love New York but Israel is my home".
If you want to know why I made aliyah, check out
the videos and articles at:

Next week is Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year.
I posted Rosh Hashana educational resources at:

The Rosh Hashana video list now has 256 video links.
I am sure it will get larger over the next week.
Enjoy the videos at:

Chag Sameach and Shana Tova!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Welcome Home to the New Olim (and 304 photos)

Hi Everyone!

Congratulations and welcome home to the 331 new olim that
made aliyah to Israel from North America. The NBN aliyah charter
flight arrived in Israel on Tuesday morning and included 88 children
in 41 families and 172 singles. The youngest oleh in the group is
one and a half months old and the oldest oleh is 75 years old.
A record 125 of the single olim will be joining the IDF.

I took 304 photos of the exciting, historic event and I posted them
online at:
As of today, there are now over 10,000 photos in the
aliyah photo gallery.

I also posted the 304 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 evening,

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Photos of the Jerusalem Model Train Exhibition

Hi Everyone!

Today, I visited the model train exhibition in Jerusalem.
It was very nice and I highly recommend it.
(Ma'ale Adumim's city hall may still have discount tickets)

I posted the photos on my website at:

The photos are also posted in a Facebook album at:

I took over 60 videos of the exhibition. I did not realize how many
videos I created until I got home and uploaded the camera's
memory card to my computer.
Next week, I will (b"h) create one short video of selected clips.

Enjoy the photos!

Shabbat Shalom,

Monday, August 5, 2013

Educational Resources, Cool Videos, Games and Greeting Cards for Rosh Hashana - The Jewish New Year

Hi Everyone!

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year 5774, begins
Wednesday night, September 4, 2013.

All resources listed below are listed and linked at:

The Jewish Trivia Quiz
has 55 multiple choice questions about Rosh Hashana.

Which special prayer is said in the days before Rosh Hashana ?
Which group of foods is customary to eat on Rosh Hashana ?
What are the other three names of Rosh Hashana ?
How many times is the shofar sounded during Rosh Hashana ?
Which food is customary NOT to eat on Rosh Hashana ?

The above questions are examples from the multiple choice
Flash quiz. There are two levels of questions and two timer
settings. Adults and children will find The Jewish Trivia Quiz
entertaining and educational.

Rosh Hashana Clipart
Whether you need a picture for your child's class project,
a graphic for your synagogue, Hillel or JCC New Year
announcement, the Jewish Clipart Database has the pictures
for you. You can copy, save and print the graphics in
three different sizes.
Today, I added 7 new greeting cards to the database.

Rosh Hashana Cool Videos

The list has 232 cool Rosh HaShana videos.
There is something for everyone.
Additional videos will be added before Rosh Hashana.

To learn more about Rosh Hashana , I posted on the website
72 additional links ranging from laws and customs to games and
recipes. Site languages include English, Hebrew, French,
German, Italian, Portugese, Russian and Spanish.
All 72 links have been reviewed / checked this week.


Please share the resource page.
Thank you!

Tonight is the start of the Hebrew month of Elul.
Chodesh Tov! - Have a good month!