Tuesday, August 29, 2023

39 years Aliyah Anniversary

 Hi Everyone!

Today, August 29, is my English birthday.

My Hebrew birthday starts tonight - 13th of Elul - August 30.

August 30 is also my 39th Aliyah anniversary.

On August 30, 1984, I made aliyah from Brooklyn to Israel.

It was the best decision of my life. I highly recommend it!

You can view my aliyah anniversary video at:


The page also includes a humorous and meaningful video, 

by Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky, relating to why one should consider moving to Israel.

Worth watching!

This week, I added several humorous videos to my "They Spoke Hebrew" video page.

I also added a Youtube playlist of 78 funny Hebrew commercials.



May the aliyah from all over the world grow and

bring more Jews back to their homeland, Eretz Yisrael.

On my Hebrew birthday, 

I wish everyone a healthy, sweet and good new year!



Sunday, August 27, 2023

Educational Resources and Cool Videos about Rosh Hashana

 Hi Everyone!

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year 5784,

begins Friday evening, September 15, 2023.

I posted on my website 110 links about Rosh Hashana,

ranging from laws and customs to games and recipes.

Site languages include English, Hebrew, French,

German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

The address is:


Over 930 Rosh Hashana Cool Videos

There is something for everyone.


Additional videos will be added before Rosh Hashana.


The updated Rosh Hashana humor section will put a smile on your face:


Please share the holiday resource pages. Thank you!


May Everyone Have a Healthy, Sweet and Good New Year!

Shana Tova!



Thursday, August 24, 2023

Ki Tetze - Weights and Measures - my parsha

 Hi Everyone!

Ki Tetze was my Bar Mitzvah Parsha.

During my high school years and college years,72-80, I lived at home

and attended the shul Ahavath Israel on East 29 and Avenue K in Brooklyn.

Rabbi Bernard L. Berzon z"l was the rabbi of the shul for 43 years.

Here is a short Dvar Torah from Rabbi Berzon z"l.

Ki Tetze - Weights and Measures


Shabbat Shalom!



New Israeli Educational Stamps

 Hi Everyone!

I posted online images of the new Israeli stamps that 
were issued in August 2023.

Under each stamp is a link to a Hebrew / English PDF file 
with information about the stamp.

Festivals 5784 - Unetaneh Tokef
* Cairo Geniza
* Rabbi Amnon of Mainz
* Yom Kippur War

Israeli Achievements
* Social Navigation
* Cyber Security

* Betar Centennial

ANU - Museum of the Jewish People
* Eliyahu's Chair - Circumcision
* Jewish Wisdom Over the Centuries
* Art and Artists Interactive

ATM Machine Labels
* Israel - 75 Years of Independence
* Israel National Parks - Masada National Park
* Israel National Parks - Ben Guvrin National Park

Please share. Thank You!

Educational Resources for Rosh Hashana

3 Year Jewish Holiday Calendar

Shana Tov!
Have a Good Year!

Sunday, August 20, 2023

New Rosh Hashana Song pages, Coloring pages and JR updates

 Hi Everyone!

Here are several new updates to my sites:

I created new Hebrew song pages for Rosh Hashana.

They are posted at:


I added a new section of Rosh Hashana coloring pages at:


The Rosh Hashana hotsites are currently being updated:


I worked at Intel Electronics in Jerusalem for 7 years 

starting at the end of 1984. While going through many boxes of "stuff", 

I found some very nostalgic Intel Israel related brochures, magazines,

and items. I posted them at:


Last week, I posted the photos of new olim arriving in Israel. 

I found on Youtube two videos of the olim arriving. 

I posted the links at:


Last but not least, I added several items to my clever humor section

that should start your week with a smile:



Please share. Thank You!

Shavua Tov,



Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Welcome Home to the New Olim and Photos

 Hi Everyone!

Congratulations and welcome home to the 215 new olim that 

made aliyah to Israel from North America. The NBN aliyah charter 

flight arrived in Israel this morning, Wednesday - August 16.

I took 274 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 links. 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,

Jacob Richman


Monday, August 14, 2023

Photos of the Lego Exhibition

 Hi Everyone!

This afternoon, I read a posting about a one day Lego exhibition

at Dcity in Mishor Adumim. Due to the heat, I was not planning to

go anywhere today but I gave it some thought and I decided to call 

an air conditioned cab instead of taking 2 buses.

The exhibition was in the air conditioned food court.

Each exhibit was done by a Lego hobbyist.

It was great seeing the creative models that they built with the 

same plastic pieces that I played with many, many years ago.

After I walked around the exhibits, I went outside the mall to see

the Shuk Ramle which comes to Dcity every Monday and Friday.

Walking around in a modern mall and then entering an old style 

marketplace made me smile. Afterwards, I went back into the mall 

to look at a sculpture exhibit. At the end of my walk, I paid a quick

visit to Max - a large discount store. 

I took a cab home and I posted the photos at:


Enjoy the photos.

Please share. Thank You!

Have a good night,



Thursday, August 3, 2023

New and Free: 3 Year Jewish Holiday Calendar: 5784-5786 / 2023-2026

 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!

Shabbat Shalom!

Shana Tova!

Have a Good Year!