Sunday, February 24, 2008

Purim on the J site, 39 Cool Purim Videos, 88 Purim Hotsites

Hi Everyone!

Purim, the fun-filled Jewish holiday, falls on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar. This year Purim begins Thursday night March 20, 2008. (In Jerusalem it is celebrated on Sunday, March 23.)

The J Site - Jewish Education and Entertainment

has several entertaining features for Purim:

Purim Trivia
Why do people eat poppy seeds on Purim ?
From what tribe was Mordecai ?
Why was Haman angry at Mordechai ?
Who was queen of Persia before Esther ?
Esther had another name, what was it ?
How many times is Haman's name mentioned in the megillah ?
What did the king do when he couldn't sleep ?
What does the word "Esther" mean ?
How many advisors did king Achashverosh have ?
The above questions are examples from the multiple choice
Flash quiz. There are two levels of questions, two timer settings.
Both kids and adults will find it enjoyable.

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

Additional Purim resources and games on the J site include:
Purim Word Search Game
My Jewish Coloring Book - Purim Pictures
Hebrew Hangman - Purim
Hebrew Purim Songs with Vowels (Nikud)

The J site has something for everyone, but if that is not enough, there are now 88 Purim links on my holiday hotsites. The sites have everything ranging from laws and customs to games and recipes. Site languages include English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, French, Portugese and German.
All 88 links have been reviewed / checked over the past week.

The address is:


This year I added a new Purim section to my YouTube Video sections. I gathered 39 cool Purim videos on YouTube ranging from funny songs, plays, parades and Purim Shpiel.

Enjoy the videos at:

Please forward this message to relatives and friends, so they may benefit from these holiday resources.
An early Happy Purim!

Monday, February 18, 2008

CJI Salary Survey Results Posted Online

Hi Everyone!

I just posted on the Computer Jobs in Israel (CJI) website the results of the annual salary survey.

743 readers took part in the salary survey this year. Each person answered 24 questions about their salaries and their work benefits.

Thanks!! to everyone that participated.

The results are posted (in English and Hebrew) on the resource page at:

If you do not see February 18, 2008 on the top of the web page, hold the control key and press the F5 key to refresh your browser.

Have a good day,

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

New Online: Learn English with Pictures

Hi Everyone !

Today I launched a new website called:
Learn English with Pictures

Learn English with Pictures is a free, online, resource to learn English words in a fun way. The site has over 400 words and photographs ranging from animals to kitchen appliances.
The interface is simple and both kids and adults who are learning English will find this educational website entertaining and useful.

Feedback is welcome.

Please forward this message to ESL and EFL teachers and students and anyone that may be interested in learning English.

Thank you!
Have a good day,

Sunday, February 10, 2008

New Israeli Educational Stamps Posted Online

Hi Everyone!
I scanned and posted on my website the new Israeli stamps that were issued in January 2008.
I included the stamp itself, the first day cover, and an English and a Hebrew flyer about the stamp.

- UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Israel
The Incense Route
The Biblical Tels
- International Holocaust Rememberance Day
- Mekorot - Israel's National Water System - 70 Years
- Tel-Aviv Centennial: "Ahuzat-Bayit" - Land Lottery
- Tel-Aviv Centennial: Akiva Aryeh Weiss
- Tel-Aviv Centennial: Israel Rokach

The new stamps are located at:

Have a good week,