Sunday, July 15, 2018

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 5778 - 2018, we observe the fast day of Tisha B'Av starting from Saturday after nightfall, July 21,
until nightfall on Sunday, July 22.
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

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hebrew Short Stories with Nikud - vowels


Hi Everyone!

I added three news sections to my Learn Hebrew hotsites page.
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/hebrew.htm

- Rechov SumSum Videos - Hebrew Sesame Street
- Short Hebrew Stories with Nikud
- Short Hebrew Stories with Nikud on Youtube

Feedback and additions are welcome.

Please share. Thank you.

Have a good night,
Jacob

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

New Israeli Educational Stamps including Jerusalem of Gold


Hi Everyone!

At the beginning of May, I placed on my website the new stamps issued in April. Today, I found out that additional stamps were issued at the end of May. Tonight, I posted them on my website.

- Jerusalem of Gold by Naomi Shemer

- The Menorah - From the Temple to Israel's National Symbol

Innovation in the IDF
- Iron Dome
- Cyber Defense

Israel in Comics and Caricatures - 70 Years
- Establishment of the State
- Defense and Security
- Progress and Development

- Trains in Israel - Diesel Locomotives

- World Stamp Championship Israel 2018

- 70 Years of Independence

The new stamp images and PDF information sheets are located at:
https://history-of-israel.co.il/stamps/index-2018.html
Short sharing address:
http://bit.ly/israeli-stamps-2018

I posted copies on Facebook at:
http://bit.ly/fb-israeli-stamps-2018

I posted on Instagram at:
https://www.instagram.com/jrichman2003/

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

New and Free: Jewish Stories including 70 audio files


Hi Everyone!

I created a new hotsites page with links to Jewish stories. The English stories range from Hassidic tales to English
translated Yiddish stories.
https://jr.co.il/hotsites/jewish-stories.htm

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 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.

Please share the new page. Thank you!

Have a good day,
Jacob Richman
jrichman@jr.co.il


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Video and photos of the 10th International Light Festival in the Old City of Jerusalem


Hi Everyone!

Last night, I went to the International Festival of Light exhibition in the Old City of Jerusalem.
I did not get to view all the light exhibits but the video and photos will give you a good overview of the festival.
The video is about 16 and a half minutes. I placed the Rainbow exhibit of the Hurva Square at the end of the video.
The same group that made last year's Solaris exhibit made the Rainbow exhibit. It is very nice!

I posted the video and a link to the photos at:
http://www.jr.co.il/videos/jerusalem-festival-of-light-2018.htm

Enjoy!
Please share, Thank You!

Shabbat Shalom,
Jacob