Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Hi Everyone!

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

- Ancient Letters
-- The Letter from Ugarit (Canaanite Period)
-- Lachish Letters (First Temple Period)
-- Bar Kochva Letters (Bar Kochva Uprising)

- 60 Years of Friendship betwen Israel and France

- CBS: 2008 Population Census Survey

- Galei Zahal

- Taglit - Birthright Israel

The top of the web page should display the date December 23, 2008. If the page has an older date, hold the control key and press the F5 key to refresh your browser with the updated page.

Happy Chanukah!
Chag Sameach,

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

70 Cool Chanukah YouTube Videos

Hi Everyone!

I created a list of 70 cool Chanukah YouTube videos.
There is something for everyone.

The list includes:

Adam Sandler's - The Chanukah Song
Kenny Ellis sings his hit single Swingin' Dreidel
I Had a Little Dreidl - Bagel Blvd Chanuka Edition
Captain Smartypants sings Dreidel
The Funky Gold Menorah by The Mama Doni Band
Chabad: Chanukah Around the World
Nefesh B'Nefesh: Modern Day Miracles
Birthright: Light em Up
Hanukkah Bird (animation and song)
My Menorah - The knack is back! (animation and song)
Ahmedinijad admits he is addicted!
Eli Yazpan, Hanukkah (in Hebrew)
The Man Show - Hanukkah with Bill Goldberg
Jewlarious: he Miracle on 42nd Street
Meshugga Beach Party - Oh Hanukkah
Al Hanisim - Six13 @ Chabad Chanukah Telethon
Hannukah Song Texas Style
Oy Cappella - Adam Sandler Chanukah Song
Voices of Liberty singing O Hannukah
Aish: Just Jew It - True Chanuka Story
Chana Zelda
"The Latke Song" by Debbie Friedman
How to play Chanukah Dredyl
Gerber Folk Skewer The Dreidel Song
The Eight Nights of Hanukkah, as told by Jewish celebrities
Purim Homintaschen vs. Hannukah Latke debate
Light One Candle performed by Peter, Paul and Mary
Light Up - Moshe Skier Band 2006
Feed Me Bubbe - Latkes

and many more.....

The address is:

Have a Happy Chanukah!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

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 at sundown, Sunday, December 21, 2008.

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 J Site - Jewish Education and Entertainment

has several entertaining features to celebrate Chanukah:

Jewish Trivia Quiz: Chanukah
What does the Hebrew word Chanukah mean ?
What type of foods do we specificaly eat on Chanukah ?
What activities are forbidden during Chanukah ?
Are woman obligated to light the menorah ?
How many candles do we need for all of Chanukah ?
Which family was Judah the Maccabee from ?
How many branches did the menorah in the temple 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.
Additional Chanukah resources and games on the J site include:
Free Chanukah Clipart
The Multilingual Word Search Game (English / Hebrew / Russian)
The Hebrew Hangman Game
My Hebrew Songbook (Hebrew Song Lyrics)
My Jewish Coloring Book (online / offline)

The J site has something for everyone, but if that is not enough, I posted on my website 127 links about Chanukah, from laws and customs to games and recipes. Site languages include English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German and Italian.

All 127 links have been reviewed / checked this week.

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