Monday, November 30, 2009

Chanukah Educational Resources and New Chanukah Clipart

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
before sundown, Friday, December 11, 2009. Chanukah candles are lit before the Shabbat Candles.

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 Jewish Trivia Quiz

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 educational and enjoyable.

Free Chanukah Clipart

Whether you need a picture for your child's class project, a graphic for your synagogue, Hillel or JCC Chanukah announcement, the Jewish Clipart Database has the pictures for you. You can copy, save and print the graphics in
three different sizes. There are 49 Chanukah images including new Chanukah Party Invitations

Cool Chanukah Videos

I created a list of 134 (yes 134!) Cool Chanukah video links.
There is something for everyone.

To learn more about Chanukah, I posted on my website 140 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 140 links have been reviewed / checked this week.
The web address is:

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

Happy Chanukah!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New Israeli Educational Stamps Posted Online

Hi Everyone!

I scanned and posted on my website the new Israeli stamps that were issued in November 2009. I included the stamp itself, the first day cover, and an English and a Hebrew flyer about the stamp.

- Maritime Archeology in Israel

- Lighthouses in Israel

- The Yiddish Theatre in Iasi, Romania (1876)

The new stamps are located at:

The top of the web page should display the date November 25, 2009. If the page has an older date, hold the control key and press the F5 key to refresh your browser with the updated page.


Have a good day,

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Virtual Chanukah Party on Facebook

Hi Everyone!

You are cordially invited to my first Virtual Chanukah Party on Facebook.

No entrance fee and you may bring all your friends.

The virtual address:

See you online.

Chodesh Tov - Have a good month,

Sunday, November 15, 2009

115 Cool Chanukah YouTube Videos

Hi Everyone!

I created a list of 115 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
Left to Right - Michelle Citrin
Captain Smartypants sings Dreidel
The Funky Gold Menorah by The Mama Doni Band
Chabad: Chanukah Around the World
Light Up - Moshe Skier Band
Poway Chanukah: Yes, We Can!
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)
Jewlarious: he Miracle on 42nd Street
Benji Lovitt: Happy Chanukkah from Jerusalem!
Meshugga Beach Party - Oh Hanukkah
"First Time Lighting" - with Matisyahu, Nosson Zand
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
LeeVees - Latke Clan
Gerber Folk Skewer The Dreidel Song
The Eight Nights of Hanukkah, as told by Jewish celebrities
Purim Homintaschen vs. Hannukah Latke debate
Feed Me Bubbe - Latkes
Mabat "Live" report on Hanukkah

and many more.....

The address is:
An Early Happy Chanukah!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Israel Going Green

Hi Everyone!

Jonathan Medved was interviewed on CNBC
about Israel Going Green.

You can watch the clip at:

Great PR for Israel.


Shabbat Shalom,

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

90 Jewish and Israeli Twitter Lists

Hi Everyone!

A few weeks ago, Twitter announced a new feature designed to make it easier for users to group the people they follow by organizing them into lists.

I created a new hotsites page which features 90 Jewish and Israeli Twitter lists that you can review and follow. The address is:

Feedback and additions are welcome.

Have a good night,

Monday, November 2, 2009

Photos of the Torah Dedication at the Maalot David Shul

Hi Everyone!

Tonight, November 2, I participated in the Torah dedication
at the Maalot David Shul in Ma'ale Adumim.

I took 170 photos of the dedication and posted them online at:

Enjoy the photos.
Have a good night,