Thursday, August 29, 2019

My Aliyah Anniversary - 35 Years in Israel

Hi Everyone!

Tomorrow is my aliyah anniversary.
35 years ago, I made aliyah from Brooklyn to Israel.
It was the best decision of my life. I highly recommend it!

Five years ago, I made an aliyah anniversary video and posted it at:

I also uploaded a copy of the video to Facebook at:

Please share the video. Thank you!

May the aliyah from all over the world grow and bring more Jews back to their homeland, Eretz Yisrael.

Shabbat Shalom and Chodesh Tov,
Jacob Richman

Monday, August 26, 2019

3 Year Jewish Holiday Calendar: 5780-5782 / 2019-2022

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,

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Welcome Home to the New Olim and photos

Hi Everyone!

Congratulations and welcome home to the 242 new olim that
made aliyah to Israel from North America. The NBN aliyah charter
flight arrived in Israel this morning, Wednesday - August 14.

I took 256 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.

Have a great day,

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Holocaust Survivor's Birthday Request

Hi Everyone!

This is great!

The Holocaust Survivor's Birthday Request

Please share. Thank you!

Have a good night,

Sunday, August 4, 2019

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 5779 - 2019, we observe the fast day of Tisha B'Av
starting from Saturday after nightfall, August 10,
until nightfall on Sunday, August 11.
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.