Thursday, May 18, 2017

Educational Resources for Jerusalem Day - May 24, 2017


Hi Everyone!

Jerusalem Day is celebrated on the 28th of the Hebrew month
of Iyar. This year (5777 / 2017) the day falls on Wednesday, May 24.

The Jewish Trivia Quiz
http://www.jewish-trivia.com
has over 100 multiple choice questions about Jerusalem.

Who built the first temple ?
How many people were involved in constructing the first temple ?
What are the colors of the Jerusalem Beitar soccer team ?
Which animal is on the emblem of the Municipality of Jerusalem ?
What three Jewish holidays is Jerusalem the focal point ?
How long ago was Jerusalem established ?
On what mountain was King David buried ?
How high is Jerusalem above sea level ?
What is the name of the famous art school in Jerusalem ?
What is the length of the wall surrounding the old city ?
When was Hebrew University established ?
Which group defended Jerusalem in 1948 ?
How many open gates does the old city of Jerusalem have ?
What is the name of the largest shopping mall in Jerusalem ?
Who was the first mayor of Jerusalem ?
What was Jerusalem called in the days of Abraham our patriarch ?

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.

English Hebrew Jerusalem vocabulary study sheets.
Learn Hebrew words related to Jerusalem.
http://www.english-hebrew-dictionary.com/jerusalem-1.htm

Youtube videos about Jerusalem
http://www.jr.co.il/videos/jerusalem-videos.htm

To learn more about Jerusalem, I posted on my website 225 links,
ranging from history and tourism to photographs and stamps.
All links have been reviewed / checked this week.

The address is:
http://www.jr.co.il/hotsites/jerusalem.htm

Shavuot is just around the corner and I updated the Shavuot hotsites at:
http://www.jr.co.il/hotsites/shavuot.htm

Please share the resources. Thank you!

Happy Jerusalem Day!
Yom Yerushalayim Sameach!

Jacob


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Educational Resources for Lag Ba'Omer


Hi Everyone!

The Jewish festival "Lag Ba'Omer" is Sunday, May 14, 2017. To avoid Shabbat desecration, bonfires will be on Sunday
night May 14 instead of Saturday night. Israeli school vacation for Lag Ba’omer has been postponed by one day, from Sunday, May 14 to Monday, May 15. If you are flying over Israel on Sunday night (May 14) and you look down out of your plane, you will see thousands of bonfires dotting the landscape as far as the eye can see. There are various customs and explanations for these celebrations.

I posted on my website 40 links to learn about "Lag Ba'Omer".

The address is:
http://www.jr.co.il/hotsites/lag-ba-omer.htm

I also created English Hebrew vocabulary sheets at:
http://www.english-hebrew-dictionary.com/lag-baomer-1.htm

Enjoy the bonfires!

FYI:
I am currently updating the links for Yom Yerushalayim,
Jerusalem Day, which is celebrated this year on May 24, 2017.

Educational resources:
http://www.jr.co.il/hotsites/jerusalem.htm

Videos about Jerusalem:
http://www.jr.co.il/videos/jerusalem-videos.htm

Jerusalem Photo Gallery:
http://www.history-of-israel.co.il/jerusalem/index.html

English Hebrew Jerusalem Vocabulary:
http://www.english-hebrew-dictionary.com/jerusalem-1.htm

Please share the links. Thank You!

Chag Sameach!
Happy Holiday!
Jacob Richman
jrichman@jr.co.il