Thursday, December 5, 2019

Educational resources about Chanukah and over 800 Chanukah videos


Hi Everyone!

Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, is observed for
eight days, beginning on the evening of the 25th day of
the Hebrew month of Kislev. This year Chanukah starts
Sunday night, December 22, 2019.

Chanukah is a wonderful holiday of renewed dedication,
faith, hope and spiritual light. It's a holiday that says:
"Never lose hope." Chanukah commemorates the victory of a
small band of Maccabees over the pagan Syrian-Greeks who
ruled over Israel.

The Chanukah Page includes lesson sites in several languages,
videos, songs, Chanukah trivia quiz, English Hebrew vocabulary lists,
recipes, games, humor, photos, clipart, coloring pages and
a map of the sites of the Maccabees 166-161 BCE.

The address is:
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/chanukah.htm

The Chanukah Video Page has links to over 800
cool Chanukah videos:
https://jr.co.il/videos/chanukah-videos.htm

The video page will be updated as we get closer to Chanukah.
Suggestions for new video additions are welcome.

Enjoy!

Please share these holiday resources. Thank You!

Shabbat Shalom,
Jacob


Thursday, November 21, 2019

Updated: The Shabbat Page


Hi Everyone!

I did an update of the Shabbat Page at:
https://jr.co.il/shabbat.htm

The Shabbat Page includes:

- English Sites about Shabbat
- Hebrew Sites about Shabbat
- Other Language Shabbat sites
- Shabbat Candle Lighting Times
- The Weekly Torah Portion in English - 25 links
- The Weekly Torah Portion in Hebrew - 13 links
- Find a Spot for Shabbat
- Recipes for Shabbat Dishes
- Challah Photos
- Shabbat Clip Art
- Shabbat Graphics / Posters from around the Net
- Coloring Pages about Shabbat
- Shabbat Multi-Lingual Word Search Game
- The Jewish Trivia Quiz - Topic: Shabbat
- English - Hebrew Shabbat Vocabulary Study Sheets
- 85 YouTube Videos about Shabbat
- Shabbat Songs and Prayers - mp3's and lyrics
- 175 Shabbat Songs on Spotify

Enjoy!

Please share. Thank you.
Shabbat Shalom,
Jacob

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

New Israeli Educational Stamps including Rummikub and TAKI


Hi Everyone!

I posted online images of the new Israeli stamps for November 2019:

Israeli Board Games
- Rummikub
- TAKI

- Ethnic Festivals in Israel - The Sigd Festival

Monsters
- Muglevi - Cowardly Heart
- Kishta - Go Away
- Sanani - Hater

- Weizmann Institute of Science 70th Anniversary

The new stamp images are posted at:
https://jr.co.il/stamps/index-2019.html

In a Facebook album at:
http://bit.ly/fb-israeli-stamps-2019

On Instagram at:
https://instagram.com/jrichman2003/

Please share. Thank You!

Have a good night,
Jacob

Monday, November 4, 2019

New Tutorial: How to Backup your WhatsApp Files


Hi Everyone!

I created a tutorial about WhatsApp backups.
You can view it at:
https://jr.co.il/training/whatsapp-backups.htm

Feedback is welcome.
Please share. Thank you!

Have a good night,
Jacob

US astronaut snaps space pics of Israel, salutes late father


Hi Everyone!

US Astronaut Jessica Meir posted pictures of Israel snapped from space with a caption saying the country was part of her father's journey.

"My father's globe spanning journey as a surgeon from the Middle East, to Europe, and eventually to the U.S. was an inspiration to many in my immediate and extended family. #TheJourney,” Meir wrote.

I posted the photos at:
https://jr.co.il/t/nasa-photos/index.html

Please share. Thank you!

Shavua Tov,
Jacob

Sunday, October 27, 2019

The Noach Page


Hi Everyone!

I updated the Noach Page which has links to children parsha pages, commentary pages, English-Hebrew "animals" vocabulary, songs, humor items, and a section on Noach stamps, graphics and clipart. The page also includes Noach word search game pages in three languages.

The address is:
https://jr.co.il/t/noach.htm

In addition to the main Noach page, I have a humor section with a collection of Noach Cartoons from around the net:
https://jr.co.il/humor/noach-cartoons.htm

Enjoy and please share the pages. Thank you!

Shavua Tov!
Jacob

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Photos of Chol HaMoed Sukkot in Jerusalem


Hi Everyone!

Today, Wednesday October 16 - Chol HaMoed Sukkot, I went to Jerusalem to enjoy the chag and to take photos.
I started with the Jerusalem Light Rail Sukkah at Ammunition Hill and then I went to the large Sukkah at
City Hall in Kikar Safra. I continued my walk to the "World Taste Festival" that is taking place along the outside wall of the old city.
From there I walked through Mamila Mall and then to Yaffo Street. At Kikar Tzion I walked up Ben Yehuda Street and I enjoyed the free entertainment on each block. It was really nice. Kol Hakavod to the mayor and city staff for an enjoyable day.

I posted the photos at:
https://jr.co.il/jerusalem/2019/jer640.htm

I also copied the photos to a Facebook album at:
http://bit.ly/facebook-jerusalem-sukkot-5780

Enjoy!
Please share. Thank You!

Moadim L'Simcha,
Jacob


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Sukkot Update including Rules of the Sukkah - Dr. Seuss Style


Hi Everyone!

Here is the Sukkot update:

Rules of the Sukkah - Dr. Seuss Style
https://jr.co.il/humor/rules-of-the-sukkah-dr-seuss-style.htm

English Hebrew Sukkot Vocabulary
https://english-hebrew-dictionary.com/sukkot-1.htm

Sukkot Decorations - Posters of Spiritual Leaders
Rami Levy Supermarket
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/sukkot-photos.htm

New: Sukkot Songs on Spotify
http://bit.ly/spotify-jrichman-sukkot

Sukkot Videos:
https://jr.co.il/videos/sukkot-videos.htm

Educational Resources for Sukkot
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/sukkot.htm

Please Share. Thank You!

Shabbat Shalom,
Jacob

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

790 Rosh Hashana Videos including 51 new ones for 5780


Hi Everyone!

The Rosh Hashana video list now has 790 Rosh Hashana Videos including 51 new ones for 5780.

https://jr.co.il/videos/rosh-hashana-videos.htm

Additional videos will be added before Rosh Hashana.

Please share this holiday resource. Thank you!
Enjoy!

Have a Good Year!
Shana Tova!
Jacob



Monday, September 9, 2019

New Israeli Educational Stamps including Festivals 2019 – Honey Flowers


Hi Everyone!

I posted online images of the new Israeli stamps for September 2019:

Festivals 2019 - Honey Flowers
- Wildflower Honey
- Citrus Honey
- Eucalyptus Honey

- Ethnic Festivals in Israel - The Sehrane Festival

- Fighting Breast Cancer

Autumn Flowers
- Pancratium sickenbergeri
- Sternbergia clusiana
- Muscari parviflorum

- Israel–Vatican Joint Issue
25 Years of Bilateral Relations

Fighter Jets in the Israeli Air Force
- F-151 Strike Eagle
- F-35I Lightning II

The new stamp images are posted at:
https://jr.co.il/stamps/index-2019.html

In a Facebook album at:
http://bit.ly/fb-israeli-stamps-2019

On Instagram at:
https://instagram.com/jrichman2003/

Please share. Thank You!

Have a good day,
Jacob

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Learn Hebrew Sign #456: While your mobile phone is charging...


Hi Everyone.

Last week, I visited the Shaare Zedek emergency room waiting area and I used their new mobile charging station. Very useful for everyone
there. You can see a photo of it at:
Learn Hebrew Signs 456:
https://learn-hebrew-signs.com/s456.htm
"While your mobile phone is charging, we continue to be concerned for your health."

Not related, but I think funny, is a new Lost in Translation sign #83
Drop-off and Pick-up Students
https://jr.co.il/humor/lit83.htm

Enjoy!

Please share. Thank you!

Shavua Tov,
Jacob


Thursday, August 29, 2019

My Aliyah Anniversary - 35 Years in Israel


Hi Everyone!

Tomorrow is my aliyah anniversary.
35 years ago, I made aliyah from Brooklyn to Israel.
It was the best decision of my life. I highly recommend it!

Five years ago, I made an aliyah anniversary video and posted it at:
https://jr.co.il/aliyah/aliyah-anniversary.htm

I also uploaded a copy of the video to Facebook at:
http://bit.ly/fb-aliyah-anniversary-video

Please share the video. Thank you!

May the aliyah from all over the world grow and bring more Jews back to their homeland, Eretz Yisrael.

Shabbat Shalom and Chodesh Tov,
Jacob Richman
jrichman@jr.co.il


Monday, August 26, 2019

3 Year Jewish Holiday Calendar: 5780-5782 / 2019-2022


Hi Everyone!

I created a new, three year, Jewish holiday calendar card which I posted on my website for you to view, download or print.
The address is:
https://jr.co.il/jewish-calendar.htm

There are two image sizes and an Acrobat PDF file.

For best printed results use the Acrobat PDF file.
When printing the PDF file use the print option "fit to print margins".

Please share. Thank you.

Have a good day,
Jacob

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Welcome Home to the New Olim and photos


Hi Everyone!

Congratulations and welcome home to the 242 new olim that
made aliyah to Israel from North America. The NBN aliyah charter
flight arrived in Israel this morning, Wednesday - August 14.

I took 256 photos of this historic and exciting event and
I posted them online at:
https://jr.co.il/aliyah/2019/a1054.htm

I also uploaded the photos to Facebook for name tagging.
The Facebook album address is:
http://bit.ly/olim-august14-2019-facebook

If you have a Facebook account and you are in the photos or
you see someone you know, please feel free to name tag the photos.

Please share the photos with friends. Thank you!

May the aliyah from all over the world grow and bring
more Jews back to their homeland, Eretz Yisrael.

Have a great day,
Jacob


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Holocaust Survivor's Birthday Request


Hi Everyone!

This is great!

The Holocaust Survivor's Birthday Request
https://jr.co.il/only-in-israel/the-holocaust-survivors-birthday-request.htm

Please share. Thank you!

Have a good night,
Jacob


Sunday, August 4, 2019

Educational Resources about Tisha B'Av


Shalom.

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 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.

This year 5779 - 2019, we observe the fast day of Tisha B'Av
starting from Saturday after nightfall, August 10,
until nightfall on Sunday, August 11.
You can learn more about this Jewish fast day at:
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/tisha-b-av.htm

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.
Jacob


Monday, July 29, 2019

New: The Mezuzah



Hi Everyone!

The Israel Defense Ministry released a video of the preparation and successful launch of the Israeli
Arrow 3 Missile. In the video there is a short clip of the Israeli Ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, affixing a
Mezuzah to the entrance of the test facility of the Israeli Arrow 3 Missile.
Kal Hakavod on the missile launch and the Mezuzah.

I created a page with the video and other links about the mezuzah at:
https://jr.co.il/mezuzah.htm

I also posted the video on Facebook at:
http://bit.ly/fb-video-mezuzah

Please share. Thank you!
Have a good day,
Jacob

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Photos of Shuk Machane Yehuda in Jerusalem


Hi Everyone!

Today, I went to Shuk Machane Yehuda in Jerusalem and
took 287 photos of the famous market place.
I posted the photos online at:
https://jr.co.il/jerusalem/2019/jer616.htm

I also uploaded them to a Facebook album at:
http://bit.ly/facebook-shuk-machane-yehuda

Enjoy!

Please share. Thank you!

Have a good night,
Jacob

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Updated and Free: Jewish Stories including over 70 audio files


Hi Everyone!

I updated the Jewish stories hotsites page:
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/jewish-stories.htm

The English stories range from Hassidic tales
to English translated Yiddish stories.
Today, I added two new sections:
Israel stories and Holocaust stories

The audio section has over 70 stories written by well known
writers like Sholom Aleichem, I. L. Peretz, and S. Y. Agnon.
Many of the stories from Eastern Europe and beyond were
recorded, in English, as a co-production of the National Yiddish
Book Center and radio station KCRW Santa Monica.
The stories were read by famous actors and actresses like
Alan Alda, Harold Gould, Jeff Goldblum, David Margulies,
Jerry Stiller, Julie Kavner, Joanna Gleason, Alan King,
Lauren Bacall, Walter Matthau and others.

Feedback and additions are welcome.

Have a good day,
Jacob

Thursday, July 11, 2019

New Israeli Educational Stamps including Ketubah souvenir sheet


Hi Everyone!

I posted online images of the new Israeli stamps issued July 2019:

- Ketubah Souvenir Sheet

Cycling in Israel
- Mountain Biking in Israel
- Road Cycling
- Urban Cycling

Tourism in Israel
- Migrating with Birds, Hula Valley
- Pure Desert Magic, Makhtesh Ramon
- Immersing in History, Jordan River

- Ariel Sharon Park
Environmental Nuisance to National Resource

Fighter Jets in the Israeli Air Force
- F-4E Phantom II
- F-16A Fighting Falcon

The new stamp images are posted at:
https://jr.co.il/stamps/index-2019.html

In a Facebook album at:
http://bit.ly/fb-israeli-stamps-2019

Please share. Thank You!

Shabbat Shalom,
Jacob

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

3d Topographic Map of Israel


Hi Everyone!

Today, I created a page with a 3d topographic map of Israel and a video that explains the topography.
The address:
https://jr.co.il/pictures/israel/maps/3d-topographic-map-of-israel.htm

Please share. Thank you!
Have a good night,
Jacob

Monday, July 8, 2019

New: Tefilat Haderech - Traveller's Prayer in Hebrew and English


Hi Everyone!

I created a new page with "Tefilat Haderech" - prayer for a safe journey
The page has Hebrew with Nikud, an English transliteration and translation, and related links and videos.
The address is:
https://jr.co.il/prayers/tefilat-haderech.htm

Please share. Thank you!
Have a good day,
Jacob

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Happy Birthday America - 4th of July Videos


13 videos in honor of the United States of America Independence Day
https://jr.co.il/videos/happy-birthday-america-4th-of-july-videos.htm
Happy 4th of July!
Jacob

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Video and photos of the International Light Festival around the Old City of Jerusalem


Hi Everyone!

Last night, I went to the International Festival of Light exhibition around the Old City of Jerusalem.
There are 32 exhibits and I saw 16 of them during my 90 minute visit.

My 13 minute video and photos will give you a good overview of the festival which runs till July 4.
It is open from 8pm to 11pm Sunday to Thursday and Motza'ei Shabbat from 9pm to midnight.
It is free and worth going to.

I posted the video and a link to the photos at:
http://www.jr.co.il/videos/jerusalem-festival-of-light-2019.htm

Enjoy!
Please share, Thank You!

Shabbat Shalom,
Jacob


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Updated: Ma'ale Adumim Links


Hi Everyone!

Today, I did a large update of the Ma'ale Adumim links page.
https://jr.co.il/ma/links.htm

The links include general links, business links, Facebook groups and fan pages, photo galleries and videos.
The page is in English with Hebrew translations.

Additional link suggestions are welcome.

Please share. Thank you!

Have a good night,
Jacob


Thursday, June 13, 2019

My playlist of 168 Shabbat Songs on Spotify



Hi Everyone!
Here is my playlist of 168 Shabbat Songs on Spotify
http://bit.ly/jrichman-spotify-shabbat
Enjoy!
Shabbat Shalom!
Jacob

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Photos of the Jerusalem Flag March and Shavuot Educational Resources


Hi Everyone!

Jerusalem Day was on Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 28th of Iyar, 5779.
There was a huge flag march in Jerusalem. The march started on King George Street, went through Sha'ar Shechem
of the old city and then to the Kotel. I took photos of the march / holiday celebration and posted them at:
https://jr.co.il/jerusalem/2019/jer593.htm

Saturday night, June 8, is Shavuot and I updated the Shavuot educational resources at:
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/shavuot.htm

Enjoy and please share the Jerusalem photos and Shavuot resources.
Thank you!

Chag Sameach!
Jacob

Thursday, May 30, 2019

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 8, 2019.

The Jewish Trivia Quiz
https://jewish-trivia.com
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
https://www.jewish-clipart.com

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:
https://english-hebrew-dictionary.com/shavuot-1.htm

My Jewish Games - Shavuot Games in Flash
https://my-jewish-games.com
- The Multilingual Word Search Game
- My Jewish Coloring Book

Cool Shavuot Videos
https://jr.co.il/videos/shavuot-videos.htm

The Shavuot Photo Gallery
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/shavuot-photos.htm

Shavuot Photo Gallery on Facebook:
http://bit.ly/Facebook-Shavuot

This year, I created a Spotify Shavuot Songs playlist at:
http://bit.ly/jrichman-spotify-shavuot
Additional playlists at:
https://jr.co.il/spotify.htm

To learn more about Shavuot, I posted on
my website 50 links, ranging from laws and
customs to games and recipes.
Site languages include English, Hebrew, Russian,
Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch and Portuguese.

The address is:
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/shavuot.htm

Please share the holiday resources. Thank you!

Shabbat Shalom,
Jacob

Monday, May 27, 2019

Large Update: The Shabbat Page



Hi Everyone!

I did a large update of the Shabbat Page at:
https://jr.co.il/shabbat.htm

The updated page includes:

- English Sites about Shabbat
- Hebrew Sites about Shabbat
- Other Language Shabbat sites
- Shabbat Candle Lighting Times
- The Weekly Torah Portion in English - 24 links
- The Weekly Torah Portion in Hebrew - 13 links
- Find a Spot for Shabbat
- Recipes for Shabbat Dishes
- Challah Photos
- Shabbat Clip Art
- Shabbat Graphics / Posters from around the Net
- Coloring Pages about Shabbat
- Shabbat Multi-Lingual Word Search Game
- The Jewish Trivia Quiz - Topic: Shabbat
- English - Hebrew Shabbat Vocabulary Study Sheets
- Over 75 YouTube Videos about Shabbat
- Shabbat Songs and Prayers - mp3's and lyrics
- Over 130 Shabbat Songs on Spotify

Enjoy!

Please share. Thank you.
Have a good night,
Jacob

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Educational Resources for Jerusalem Day - June 2, 2019


Hi Everyone!

Jerusalem Day is celebrated on the 28th of the Hebrew month of Iyar. This year, 5779 / 2019, the day falls on Sunday, June 2.

The Jewish Trivia Quiz
https://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.
https://english-hebrew-dictionary.com/jerusalem-1.htm

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

Jerusalem Photo Gallery - over 7,000 photos
I posted of Jerusalem events
https://jr.co.il/jerusalem/index.html

108 Youtube videos about Jerusalem
https://jr.co.il/videos/jerusalem-videos.htm

56 songs about Jerusalem on Spotify
http://bit.ly/spotify-jrichman-jerusalem

To learn more about Jerusalem, I posted on my website 230 links,
ranging from history and tourism to photographs and stamps.

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

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

Please share the resources. Thank you!

Happy Jerusalem Day!
Yom Yerushalayim Sameach!

Jacob

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Educational Resources for Lag Ba'Omer


Hi Everyone!

The Jewish festival "Lag Ba'Omer" is Thursday, May 23, 2019. If you are flying over Israel on Wednesday night, May 22, 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 42 links to learn about "Lag Ba'Omer".
The address is:
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/lag-ba-omer.htm

English Hebrew Lag Ba'omer vocabulary sheets at:
http://www.english-hebrew-dictionary.com/lag-baomer-1.htm

I also created a new Spotify song playlist at:
http://bit.ly/jrichman-spotify-lag-baomer

Enjoy the bonfires!

FYI:
I am currently updating the links for Yom Yerushalayim,
Jerusalem Day, which is celebrated this year on June 2, 2019.

Educational resources:
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/jerusalem.htm

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

Jerusalem Photo Gallery:
https://jr.co.il/jerusalem/index.html

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

I am also updating the Shavuot hotsites at:
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/shavuot.htm

Please share the links. Thank You!

Have a good week!
Shavua Tov!
Jacob Richman
jrichman@jr.co.il


Monday, May 6, 2019

Educational Resources and Cool Videos for Israel Independence Day


Hi Everyone!

Israel Independence Day is celebrated this year
on Thursday, May 9, 2019.
All the resources and links below are located online at:
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/israel-resources.htm

The Jewish Trivia Quiz - topic: Israel
https://jewish-trivia.com

What is the national emblem of Israel ?
"Pehsek Zeman" and "Egozi" are what type of Israeli foods ?
Who was the first president of Israel ?
What was the 1917 British Balfour Declaration ?
What is Israel's Internet country code ?
What was "Operation Babylon" ?
Who were the first two countries to recognize Israel ?
What are Amos and Offeq ?
How many languages are engraved on Israeli coins used today ?

The above questions are examples from over 200 multiple-choice questions about Israel. There are two levels of questions,
two timer settings. Both kids and adults will find it entertaining and educational.

English Hebrew Israel vocabulary study sheets.
Learn Hebrew words related to Israel Independence Day.
https://english-hebrew-dictionary.com/israel-1.htm

Free Israel Clipart
http://www.jewish-clipart.com

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

Prayers for the welfare of the State of Israel and
for members of the IDF.
http://www.jr.co.il/prayers/index.html
I included the Hebrew prayers with nikud and English translations.

Israel Videos on YouTube
https://jr.co.il/videos/israel-videos.htm
There are now over 550 videos about Israel on the site.
There is something for everyone.
Additional new videos will be added this week.
Enjoy!

Israeli and Hebrew songs.

Jacob Richman's Spotify Hebrew Songs Playlist
http://bit.ly/spotify-jrichman-hebrew

60 Popular Hebrew Songs on Youtube
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/hebrew.htm#Hebrew-Songs-Youtube

The "Hatikvah" Page
https://jr.co.il/hatikva.htm
includes 15 unique videos of Hatikva

New: The "Hava Nagila" Page
https://jr.co.il/hava-nagila.htm
Hebrew lyrics and English translation
13 unique "Hava Nagila" videos including:
- Danny Kaye & Harry Belafonte sing "Hava Nagila" in 1965
- Bob Dylan accompanies son-in-law Peter Himmelman and
Harry Dean Stanton on Telethon
- Gad Elbaz
- The Barry Sisters
- Taly Kuper sings "Hava Nagila" on Russian talent show

Over 100 Videos of "Adon Olam"
https://jr.co.il/videos/adon-olam.htm
The page includes lyrics in Hebrew with Nikud
and an English translation.
Over 100 melodies to this well know prayer / song.

Last but not least, I posted on my website 140 links
about Israel, ranging from history and tourism to
photographs and stamps.
The address is:
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/israel-resources.htm

Please forward this message. Thank You!

Happy Israel Independence Day!
Yom Ha'Atzmaut Sameach!
Jacob

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

New Israeli Educational Stamps including Hava Nagila


Hi Everyone!

I posted online images of the new Israeli stamps that were
issued May 1, 2019:

- Hava Nagila

- Memorial Day 2019

Printed Press In Eretz Israel
- Davar
- Haaretz
- Doar Hayom

Endangered Mammals in Israel
- Rueppell's Fox - Vulpes rueppellii
- Forest Doormouse - Dryomys nitedula
- Long-eared Hedgehog - Hemiechinus auritus

The new stamp images are posted at:
https://jr.co.il/stamps/index-2019.html

In a Facebook album at:
http://bit.ly/fb-israeli-stamps-2019

Selected images on Instagram at:
https://www.instagram.com/jrichman2003/

After posting the "Hava Nagila" stamp, I decided to create a separate
page about the song. The page includes the lyrics in Hebrew and English
and 13 unique Hava Nagila videos.
https://jr.co.il/hava-nagila.htm

Please share the two pages. Thank You!

Have a good night,
Jacob

Monday, April 29, 2019

Educational Resources for Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day - Thursday, May 2, 2019


Shalom.

Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, is Thursday, May 2, 2019.
I posted on my website 170 links to learn about the Holocaust.
Site languages include English, Hebrew, Arabic, French, German,
Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
All links have been reviewed and verified this week.

The website address is:
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/holocaust.htm

Please forward this message.
Thank you.

We must not forget.

Jacob

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Short English and Hebrew videos on how Beresheet will be landing on the moon Thursday night Israel time


Short English and Hebrew videos on how Beresheet will be landing on the moon Thursday night Israel time
https://jr.co.il/t/beresheet.htm

The live video from the control center will start Thursday April 11 at 9:30pm Israel Time.

Super Cool !!!

Jacob

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Educational Resources for Passover


Hi Everyone!

Passover is a Jewish holiday, of Biblical origin, marking the
birth of the Jews as a people and their emergence as a unique
nation in history, devoted to G-d's will. It celebrates the
liberation of the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt
over 3000 years ago, under the leadership of Moses.

This year, Passover begins on Friday night, April 19, 2019

The Jewish Trivia Quiz - Passover Trivia
https://jewish-trivia.com

In which Hebrew month is Passover celebrated ?
Why do we eat matzah during Passover ?
How old was Moshe's mother when she gave birth to Moshe ?
How long did the Jews' exile in Egypt last ?
Where did the Jews live in Egypt ?
How many days did the plague of blood last ?
What happened to Pharoh's daughter, Batiya, when the
Jewish people left Egypt ?

The above questions are examples from the multiple choice
quiz. There are two levels of questions, two timer settings.
Both kids and adults will find it enjoyable.

My English Hebrew Dictionary - Passover Vocabulary
https://english-hebrew-dictionary.com/passover-1.htm

Free Passover Clipart
http://www.jewish-clipart.com
Whether you need a picture for your child's class project,
a graphic for your synagogue, Hillel or JCC Passover
announcement, the Jewish Clipart Database has the pictures
for you. You can copy, save and print the graphics in
three different sizes.

Cool Passover Videos
https://jr.co.il/videos/passover-videos.htm
Over 560 Cool Passover video links.
There is something for everyone.
Additional videos will be added as we get closer to Passover

The Passover Humor Files
https://jr.co.il/humor/passover.htm

Over 130 Passover humor files ranging from funny jokes and
stories to song parodies. You may want to print several of
them before Passover and distribute copies to your family and
guests between the seder meal courses. Both kids and adults
will find them entertaining and even educational.

Passover Photo Gallery
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/passover-photos.htm

To learn more about Passover, I posted on my website
120 site links, ranging from from laws and customs to games and
recipes. Site languages include English, Hebrew, Russian,
Spanish, French, Portuguese, German and Italian.
All 120 links have been reviewed / checked this week.

The address is:
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/passover.htm

Please forward this message to relatives and friends,
so they may benefit from these holiday resources.
Thank you!

Enjoy!

Shabbat Shalom and Chodesh Tov,
Jacob Richman
jrichman@jr.co.il


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Large Hotsites Update including Passover, Writing, Literature, Women, Zoo Cameras, Humor, Animals, Science, Kids Science, etc..

Hi Everyone!

I continue to review and update many sections of my hotsites directory which I started over 22 years ago.

The following sections include many changes and additions:

Passover Hotsites
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/passover.htm

Writing Resources
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/writers.htm

Online Literature Resources
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/literature.htm

Resources about Women
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/women.htm

Live Cameras including Zoo feeds
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/cameras.htm

Humor including your favorite comic strips
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/humor.htm

Education - Animals / Insects
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/animals.htm

Education - Science includes biology, chemistry,
inventors and inventions, physics, science magazines
additional topics will be added
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/science.htm

Kids - Animals
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/kids-animals.htm

Kids - Science including great flash educational sites
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/kids-science.htm

Kids Free Coloring Pages - online and offline
and Advanced / Adult Coloring Pages
Coloring can be very therapeutic for adults
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/kids-coloring-pages.htm

Learn Hebrew
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/hebrew.htm
added Hebrew crossword puzzles

Additional sites / suggestions are welcome!

Enjoy!

Please share. Thank you!

Have a good day,
Jacob


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Over 400 Purim Videos including 48 new ones for 5779 - 2019


Hi Everyone!

There are over 400 Purim videos posted at:
https://jr.co.il/videos/purim-videos.htm

The list includes 48 new videos for Purim 5779 - 2019:

- Purim Medley - with Droremi (Hebrew songs)
- Purim at the US Embassy in Jerusalem (humor)
- Avraham Fried performs for Soldiers for Purim
- Purim Medley 2019 - Israel Sosna & Band
- Purim - New York Boys Choir - Hipil Pur
- Breslev: Megillat Esther as never told before!
- A Purim Message from the White House (humor)
- Purim Medley - Micha Gamerman (SHATZ Remix)
- Purim Medley - with Orian Terry (Hebrew songs)
- Purim Lecha Dodi Degalim
- Short Kids Stories for Purim (Hebrew)
- Lev Cafe #1: Purim Unmasked
- Purim and the Secret to Happiness
- Happy Purim: Brothers In A Barbershop
- Rabbi Shlomo Riskin on Purim (Parshat Vayikra, Zachor)
- Rabbanit Sally Mayer "Why do we read the Megilla twice on Purim?"
- The Four Mitzvot of Purim
- The Death of Stalin: The Untold Purim Story
- The Story of Megillat Esther for Kids (Hebrew)
- Morah Shifras Purim Dancing Song
- Why We Dress Up On Purim - Rabbi Mintz
- Purim: The Last Laugh - Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair
- Purim Adloyada Parade in Elkana
- Avrum Moshe Bardugo - Venoihapoichu - Purim (Hebrew Song)
- Purim: The Hidden Story of Queen Esther - Rabbi Avraham Reisman
- Not Easy Being Purim (Hebrew, humor)
- Purim challah - bake with your kids!
- My Jewish Mommy Life - Best Hamentashen Recipe!
- "Purim Shark" - Rosenblum Shaloch-E-Manos - Purim 2019
- Hop Channel: Do it yourself Mishloach Manot
- Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald: Standing Up For Ourselves: A Purim Message
- Aish Video: Amazing Purim Artifacts
- Purim Shalva Jerusalem (Hebrew)
- Yeshiva Guevoha - The Chosen - Purim 2019 - Music Video (Brazil)
- Harry´s Video Blog - Jimmy Olsen´s Watch: Purim
- News4JAX: Celebrating Purim
- 2019 Marvelous Purim Schpiel
- Vegan options for celebrating Purim
- Purim 2019 - Yaptzik Klezmer - Purim Klezmer
- YNET: Celebrating Purim at School
- Purim Hebrew Song with Russian Translation
- Bring Joy to the People of Israel this Purim with Israel365
- Ten Little Hamentashen - Rebbetzin Tap
- Medical Clowns (Hebrew)
- Purim: How to Live a Happy and Meaningful Life
- Y-Studs - "Mahapecha Shel Simcha" (Hebrew Song)
- How is Esther better than Gal Gadot?
- Webdvar -Purim - Tzav 5779
- Yes Stars interviewed about Purim Costumes (Hebrew)

I also added photo to the Purim Photo Gallery at:
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/purim-photos.htm

Enjoy!

Happy Purim!
Purim Sameach!
Jacob

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Large Hotsites Update including Learn English, Kids Reading, Kids Games, Astronomy, Purim

Hi Everyone!

This week, I continued to review and update many sections of my hotsites directory which I started over 22 years ago.

The following sections include many changes and additions:

Learn English
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/english.htm

Online Reading Resources for Kids
including cool read-aloud English websites
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/kids-reading.htm

Books and Reading Resources
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/books.htm

Kids Games
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/kids-games.htm

Astronomy
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/astronomy.htm

Online Fun
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/online-fun.htm
added many more fun links over the past week

Learn Hebrew
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/hebrew.htm
added children stories and songs including Hebrew Disney songs

I also updated the Purim sites including:

Purim Hotsites
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/purim.htm

Purim Videos
https://jr.co.il/videos/purim-videos.htm

Purim Humor
https://jr.co.il/humor/purim.htm
including Purim Shpiel / Purim Plays

Enjoy!

Please share. Thank you!

Stay Safe!
Shabbat Shalom,
Jacob

Monday, March 4, 2019

New Israeli Educational Stamps including the Purim Mitzvahs


Hi Everyone!

I posted online images of the new Israeli stamps that were
issued in March 2019:

The Purim Mitzvahs
- Reading the Book of Esther
- Festive Purim Banquet
- Mishlo'ach Manot
- Gifts for the Needy

Mountains in Israel
- Mount Meron
- Mount Karkom

Birds in Israel - Coraciiformes
- European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster
- Blue-cheeked Bee-eater - Merops persicus
- Little Green Bee-eater - Merops orientalis
- European Roller - Coracias garrulus
- Common Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis

- Science Oriented Youth

- Greetings - Happy Birthday

- Fighter Jets in the Israeli Air Force
Supermarine Spitfire IX
F35I Lightning II
(ATM Machine Label)

The new stamp images are posted at:
https://jr.co.il/stamps/index-2019.html

In a Facebook album at:
http://bit.ly/fb-israeli-stamps-2019

On Instagram at:
https://www.instagram.com/jrichman2003/

Enjoy!

Please share. Thank You!

Have a good night,
Jacob

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Updated: Online Fun including Crossword Puzzles


Hi Everyone!

It has been years since I updated the online fun hotsites. Tonight, I cleared out all the closed sites and made changes and additions to the list. I created a new page for the list at:
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/online-fun.htm

The page includes websites with crossword puzzles. The first site listed has daily printable crossword puzzles
and an archive going back several years. I do not do crossword puzzles - when time permits, I play free online Lexulous and Scrabble via Facebook.
However, I enter the crosswords site once every week or two and I download six daily crossword puzzles in
PDF format. I also screen capture images of the six answer sheets. Why?
A few months ago, an older friend had to move to an old age home in Jerusalem. I found out that she likes
crossword puzzles but she does not have online access. I asked for the email of the administration office
and I email them the PDF's and images and they print and deliver them to her room. She enjoys doing the
puzzles and doing word games keeps the mind active.
BTW - I try to send just six PDFs in an email in order not to be a burden on the kind staff and I wait a few days before sending the answers.

I thought this tidbit was worth sharing in order to bring some joy to others.

Please share. Thank you!

Have a good night / morning,
Jacob Richman
jrichman@jr.co.il


Saturday, February 23, 2019

New: Images and videos of Beresheet - Israel's first spacecraft to the moon


Hi Everyone!

I created a new page with images and videos of Beresheet - Israel's first spacecraft to the moon.
https://jr.co.il/t/beresheet.htm

Enjoy!
Please share. Thank you.

Shavua Tov,
Jacob


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

New: "Eat Healthy" Hebrew Videos with English Translations


Hi Everyone!

The Israel Ministry of Health has been running a campaign against processed food. The campaign highlights the advantages of unprocessed food,
such as fresh chicken, legumes, and fresh vegetables. They have been publicizing the Hebrew public service
announcements on television, Youtube and social media. Today, I created a page of the videos with English translations.
https://jr.co.il/videos/eat-healthy-hebrew-videos.htm

Feedback is welcome.
Please share. Thank You!

Have a good night,
Jacob

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Updated: Learn English with Jokes and Riddles - over 350 jokes and riddles


Hi Everyone!

Reading English jokes and riddles is a fun way
to learn English culture, grammar and vocabulary.

Learn English with Jokes and Riddles
https://learn-english-jr.com
has over 350 jokes and riddles.
All jokes and riddles are suitable for all ages.

1. What stays in a corner but goes all around the world?
3. What is full of holes but can hold water?
26. What can you catch but not throw?
27. What goes up and down but doesn't move?
24. What is bigger when it is upside down?
65. Which letter of the alphabet is a drink?
67. Which letter of the alphabet is a vegetable?
70. What has many keys but can't open any doors?
221. What are twins' favorite fruits?
234. What becomes white when it gets dirty?
235. What do an air conditioner and a computer have in common?
248. What gets wetter the more it dries?
259. Which word in the English language uses all the vowels including "y"?
278. What is the most slippery country in the world?
331. What jumps when it walks and sits when it stands?
334. What is the coolest letter in the alphabet?

The answers at:
https://learn-english-jr.com

Feedback is welcome!

Please share this free, fun, educational resource.
Thank you.

Have a good day,
Jacob

Thursday, January 17, 2019


Hi Everyone!

I created a new video page with
14 Cool Israeli Flash Mob Videos
https://jr.co.il/videos/israeli-flash-mob-videos.htm
Enjoy!

Please share. Thank you!

Stay Warm and Shabbat Shalom,
Jacob

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Chodesh Tov and Tu B'Shvat Resources


Hi Everyone!

Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat begins tonight at sundown - 6 January, 2019.
Tu B'Shvat is only 15 days away.

I updated the Tu B'Shvat educational and fun resources at:
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/tu-b-shvat.htm
This year I added a new section on Tu B'Shvat Seders.

I also added photos to the Tu B'Shvat Gallery at:
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/tu-b-shvat-photos.htm

Enjoy!

Please share the resources. Thank You!

Have a good month!
Chodesh Tov!
Jacob Richman
jrichman@jr.co.il


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Updated: 90 Adon Olam Videos on YouTube


Updated: 90 Adon Olam Videos on YouTube
https://jr.co.il/videos/adon-olam.htm
I added the Hebrew words with vowels, an English transliteration and English translation.
Enjoy!
Please share. Thank you!
Have a good day,
Jacob