Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Welcome Home to the New Olim and photos

Hi Everyone!

Congratulations and welcome home to the 232 new olim that made aliyah to Israel from North America. The NBN aliyah charter
flight arrived in Israel this morning, Wednesday - July 25.

I took 278 photos of this historic and exciting event and I posted them online at:

I also uploaded the photos to Facebook for name tagging.
The Facebook album address is:

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.

This Friday is Tu B'Av.
The Tu B'Av websites, images and videos are posted at:

Happy Tu B'Av,
Jacob Richman

Monday, July 23, 2018

Hotsites, Images and Videos for Tu B'Av

Hi Everyone!

Tu B'Av is this Friday, July 27, 2018.
Here are the websites, images and videos for Tu B'Av:

12 Oldies - song videos for Tu B'Av:

9 Romantic Comedies Music Videos:

12 Israeli - Hebrew Love Songs
Not related, but enjoyable, I updated my Oldies Music Video List.
There are now 250 oldies to watch and listen at:

I created a new video page on the "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney at:
Short clips that will put a smile on your face.


Happy Tu B'Av,

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Learn Hebrew Signs #454 - Summer! Hot! Put Me Straight into the Freezer

Hi Everyone!

This week, I was shopping at the Rami Levy supermarket and I noticed a sticker on several items in the freezer section.
I took a photo and created Learn Hebrew Signs #454:
Summer! Hot! Put Me Straight into the Freezer

Please share. Thank you!

Shabbat Shalom,

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

3 Year Jewish Holiday Calendar: 5779-5781 / 2018-2021

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:

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 Richman

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Educational Resources about Tisha B'Av


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:

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.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hebrew Short Stories with Nikud - vowels

Hi Everyone!

I added three news sections to my Learn Hebrew hotsites page.

- 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,

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:
Short sharing address:

I posted copies on Facebook at:

I posted on Instagram at:

Please share. Thank You!
Have a good night,

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.

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

Tuesday, July 3, 2018