Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Free online book: Sermons The Year 'Round by Rabbi Bernard L. Berzon

Sermons The Year 'Round
by Rabbi Bernard L. Berzon

I grew up in Brooklyn, New York. During my high school years and college years, 1972-1980,
I lived at home and attended the shul Ahavath Israel, on East 29 and Avenue K in Brooklyn. Rabbi Bernard L. Berzon was the rabbi of the shul for 43 years.

The sermons that Rabbi Berzon z"l gave where very good. He would talk to you as opposed to above you. His love for Israel and the Jewish people was very evident in the words he spoke. Over 37 years ago Rabbi Berzon gave my father z"l a copy of his book. Even though times have changed, since the book was published 38 years ago, the messages, anecdotes, and stories are still very enjoyable. I felt that many people that otherwise would not have access to this book may benefit by having access to it on the Internet. I contacted Jonathan David Publishers and they gave me permission to scan, format and post it on the Internet.

Enjoy and please share. Thank You!

Have a good day,

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

English - Hebrew "Hiking and Camping" vocabulary

Hi Everyone!

Before you plan your next hike or camping trip, prepare yourself with the "Hiking and Camping" vocabulary section of My English Hebrew Dictionary.

There are 12 study sheets with 100 words and terms related to hiking and camping.
Each word is show in Hebrew with nikud and there is an English translation and transliteration.

Do you know the Hebrew words for:
campfire, canteen, cave, cliff, dawn, equipment, fire, first-aid, flashlight, food, forest, guide, hat, hike, knot, mountain, national park, nature, pace, penknife, nature reserve, rope, safety, sandwich, shade, sleeping bag, snack, stars, sunglasses, sunrise, sunset, tent, trails, view, waterfall, weather ?

Start learning new words at:
Feedback is welcome.

Have a great summer!
Jacob Richman

Monday, June 27, 2016

Israeli Asimonim and Telecards

Hi Everyone!

I continue to find interesting things while opening / reviewing boxes of stuff that I kept over the years. The idea is reduce the load before I move at the end of next month.
I found many asimonim (Israeli pay phone tokens) and interesting Israeli telecards from the 1990s. I posted 20 of them online at:
Enjoy the memories.

Have a good week!
Shavua Tov,

Monday, June 20, 2016

New Israeli Educational Stamps and Nostalgic Internet Postings

Hi Everyone!

I scanned and posted on my website the new Israeli stamps that were issued in June 2016.
I included the stamp itself, the first day cover, and an English and a Hebrew flyer about the stamp.

Service Dogs
- Guide Dogs
- Search and Rescue

- World War One in Ezretz Israel Centenary
1916 - Aerial Warfare

Olympic Games - Rio 2016
- Track and Field - Triple Jump
- Judo
- Sailing - RS:X Windsurfing

- Seasons in Israel - Summer

The new stamp images and flyers are located at:
Short sharing address:

Images are also posted on Facebook at:

Please share the pages. Thank you.

BTW - Over the past 10 days, I started to empty many boxes of "stuff" that I kept over the years. I scanned several nostalgic items that you may find amusing / interesting:

- JR Internet Promotions and Cool Stuff
including the 1994 smiley card

- 1993 Israeli Computer / IT Wanted Ads - before CJI

- My 1994 Internet Lecture / Big Event

- My 1995 Intro to the Internet Seminar

Links to these items are located on my topics page at:


Have a great summer!

Monday, June 13, 2016

English - Hebrew "Summer" Vocabulary

Hi Everyone!

Do you know the Hebrew words for:
air conditioner, bathing suit, beach, fan, flip-flops,
ice, ice cream, kite, lifeguard, shade, sun, sunglasses,
suntan, swimming pool, waves ?

Start learning 63 summer related words at:

Please share with friends. Thank you!

Stay cool and have a great summer,

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Educational Resources for Shavuot

Hi Everyone!

Shavuot is the Jewish holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah, the first harvest, and the ripening of the first fruits. The two day festival (1 day in Israel) begins on Saturday night, June 11, 2016.

The Jewish Trivia Quiz
has a selection of multiple choice questions about Shavuot.

What are the five names of Shavuot ?
On what mountain did Moses receive the Ten Commandments ?
How many letters are there in the Torah ?
In the days of the Temple what did people do on Shavuot ?
Who married Ruth ?
Who was Ruth the great-grandmother of ?
What is the connection between the number 7 and Shavuot ?

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

Free Shavuot Clipart

Whether you need a picture for your child's class project, a graphic for your synagogue, Hillel or JCC Shavuot announcement, the Jewish Clipart Database has the pictures for you. You can copy, save and print the graphics in three different sizes.

English Hebrew Shavuot vocabulary study sheets.
Learn Hebrew words related to Shavuot:

My Jewish Games - Shavuot Games (in flash)
- The Multilingual Word Search Game (English / Hebrew / Russian)
- My Jewish Coloring Book (online / offline)

Cool Shavuot Videos

The Shavuot Photo Gallery

Shavuot Photo Gallery on Facebook:

To learn more about Shavuot, I posted on my website 54 links, ranging from laws and customs to games and recipes. Site languages include English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

The address is:

Please share the holiday resources. Thank you!

Have a Happy Shavuot!
Chag Sameach!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Photos of the Jerusalem Day Flag March

Hi Everyone!

Today, at 17:35, I boarded the Ma'ale Adumim bus 174 to Jerusalem. When the bus driver reached Jerusalem he announced that he will not be stopping at the light rail station. He said that if you wanted the light rail station you need to get off at the Hebrew University stop or Ramat Eshkol. I did not give it much thought because I knew many buses were being rerouted for the Jerusalem Flag March and other Yom Yerushalayim events.
I got off at Ramat Eshkol and walked back to the light rail station. It was around 18:00 and I found out, due to the march, the light rail was suspended for the next few hours. The next surprise was that there were no buses operating in the area.
I walked from Ramat Eshkol to Sha'ar Shechem of the old city.
Back in 1987-1989, I lived in Ramat Eshkol and every so often I would walk on Shabbat to my uncle in the old city. I remember the walk was not so difficult. 27 years later......
I arrived at Sha'ar Shechem just in time to join the marchers entering the old city. We marched through the old city and met the large crowd at the Kotel plaza. I was tired but it was great!!!

I took photos of the flag march and the Yom Yerushalayim celebration at the Kotel. It is 2:00am and the photos are now online at:
I also created a short address for sharing on social media:

Please share the photos with friends. Thank you!

Next Year in Jerusalem, the Rebuilt!

Have a good week!
Shavua tov!