Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New Israeli Educational Stamps including Jewelry from Jewish Communities


Hi Everyone!

I scanned and posted on my website the new Israeli stamps that were issued in June 2015.

I included the stamp itself, the first day cover, and an English and a Hebrew flyer about the stamp.

Jewelry from Jewish Communities
- Bridal Head Ornament - Bukhara, late 19th century
- Wedding Ring - Italy, 17th century
- Bridal Jewelry - Yemen, 1930s

- World War One in Ezretz Israel Centenary
The Military Railway (1915)

- Bell AH-1 Cobra - Israel Air Force

- 50 Years of Diplomatic Relations
Tel Aviv - The White City
Israel-Germany Joing Issue

Vegetables
- Tomato
- Onion
- Lettuce
- Purple Cabbage
- Carrot

The Hebrew and English flyers on the site list the benefits of each vegetable.

The new stamp images and flyers are located at:
www.history-of-israel.co.il/stamps/index-2015.html
Short sharing address: http://bit.ly/israel-stamps-2015

I uploaded copies of the images to a Facebook album at:
http://bit.ly/israeli-stamps-2015

I also posted 10 stamp images on Instagram at:
http://instagram.com/jrichman2003/

Please share the pages. Thank you.

Chodesh Tov!
Have a good month!
Jacob


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Photos and Videos of the Jerusalem Festival of Light


Hi Everyone!

Last night, June 3, I went to the opening night of the Jerusalem Festival of Light in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel.

It was really nice!
I was there for 2 hours and I did not cover all the routes.
It is open every night (except Friday) for the next 8 days.
Admission is free.

I took photos of the festival and posted them online at:
www.history-of-israel.co.il/jerusalem/2015/jer475.htm

I also created two videos. The first video (about 11 minutes) highlights various performances and exhibits.

The second video (8.5 minutes) is a performance by the group "Marsh Dondurma".
This is the first time I heard the group and they were very good!!

I posted both videos at:
www.jr.co.il/videos/jerusalem-festival-of-light-2015.htm

Enjoy!

Please share. Thank you!

It is 8:15am, Thursday morning and I am going to try and get some sleep.

Have a good day and an early
Shabbat Shalom,
Jacob

Thursday, May 28, 2015

New: English Hebrew Vocabulary - 103 Places


Hi Everyone!

This week, I created a new section called "Places" for my English Hebrew Dictionary.

The 13 new study sheets include a wide range of places. You may be familiar with the Hebrew words for airport, bakery, beach and bookstore but do you know the Hebrew words for: boardwalk, farm, garage and greenhouse?

Each word is show in Hebrew with nikud (vowels) and there is an English translation and transliteration.

Start learning new words at:
www.english-hebrew-dictionary.com/places-1.htm

While you are at the site, you can refresh your summer vocabulary at:
www.english-hebrew-dictionary.com/summer-1.htm

For a detailed list of all 363 study sheets visit:
www.english-hebrew-dictionary.com/search.htm

Last but not least, I added a new cool sign to my Learn Hebrew Signs site. You can check it out at:
www.learn-hebrew-signs.com/s438.htm

Feedback is welcome!

Please share the sites. Thank you!

Shabbat Shalom,
Jacob


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Photos of Yom Yerushalayim in the Old City


Hi Everyone!

Today, 28th of Iyar, I went to the Old City of Jerusalem to take photos in honor of Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day).Due to the hot weather, I decided not to do the flag march.
I arrived in the Old City about 7pm - about an hour before the flag marchers started to flow in. Within 2 hours, the Kotel plaza went from half empty to a full house.

I posted photos at:
www.history-of-israel.co.il/jerusalem/2015/jer466.htm

I also created a short address for sharing on social media:
http://bit.ly/Yom-Yerushalayim

Enjoy the photos!

Please share. Thank you!

Shavua Tov,
Jacob Richman
jrichman@jr.co.il


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Educational Resources for Shavuot


Hi Everyone!

Shavuot is the Jewish holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah, the first harvest, and the ripening of the first fruits. The two day festival (1 day in Israel) begins on Saturday night, May 23, 2015.

The Jewish Trivia Quiz
www.jewish-trivia.com
has a selection of multiple choice questions about Shavuot.

What are the five names of Shavuot ?
On what mountain did Moses receive the Ten Commandments ?
How many letters are there in the Torah ?
In the days of the Temple what did people do on Shavuot ?
Who married Ruth ?
Who was Ruth the great-grandmother of ?
What is the connection between the number 7 and Shavuot ?

The above questions are examples from the multiple choice quiz. There are two levels of questions and two timer settings.Adults and children will find The Jewish Trivia Quiz entertaining and educational.

Free Shavuot Clipart
www.jewish-clipart.com

Whether you need a picture for your child's class project,
a graphic for your synagogue, Hillel or JCC Shavuot
announcement, the Jewish Clipart Database has the pictures
for you. You can copy, save and print the graphics in
three different sizes.

Learn Hebrew Phrases with Audio - 22 Shavuot Phrases
www.in-hebrew.co.il/he839.htm

My English Hebrew Dictionary - Shavuot Words
www.english-hebrew-dictionary.com/shavuot-1.htm

My Jewish Games - Shavuot Games (in flash)
www.my-jewish-games.com
- The Multilingual Word Search Game (English / Hebrew / Russian)
- My Jewish Coloring Book (online / offline)

Cool Shavuot Videos
www.jr.co.il/videos/shavuot-videos.htm

The Shavuot Photo Gallery (including holiday packaged milk)
www.jr.co.il/hotsites/shavuot-photos.htm

On Facebook:
http://bit.ly/Facebook-Shavuot

To learn more about Shavuot, I posted on my website 57 links, ranging from laws and customs to games and recipes. Site languages include English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

The address is:
www.jr.co.il/hotsites/shavuot.htm

Please share the holiday resources. Thank you!

Have a Happy Shavuot!
Chag Sameach!
Jacob


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Educational Resources for Jerusalem Day - May 17, 2015

Hi Everyone!

Jerusalem Day is celebrated on the 28th of the Hebrew month of Iyar. This year (5775 / 2015) the day falls on Sunday, May 17.

The Jewish Trivia Quiz
www.jewish-trivia.com
has over 100 multiple choice questions about Jerusalem.

Who built the first temple ?
How many people were involved in constructing the first temple ?
What are the colors of the Jerusalem Beitar soccer team ?
Which animal is on the emblem of the Municipality of Jerusalem ?
What three Jewish holidays is Jerusalem the focal point ?
How long ago was Jerusalem established ?
On what mountain was King David buried ?
How high is Jerusalem above sea level ?
What is the name of the famous art school in Jerusalem ?
What is the length of the wall surrounding the old city ?
When was Hebrew University established ?
Which group defended Jerusalem in 1948 ?
How many open gates does the old city of Jerusalem have ?
What is the name of the largest shopping mall in Jerusalem ?
Who was the first mayor of Jerusalem ?
What was Jerusalem called in the days of Abraham our patriarch ?

The above questions are examples from the multiple choice quiz. There are two levels of questions and two timer settings. Adults and children will find The Jewish Trivia Quiz entertaining and educational.

Learn Hebrew Phrases with Audio - 46 Jerusalem Phrases
www.in-hebrew.co.il/he475.htm

My English Hebrew Dictionary - Jerusalem Words
www.english-hebrew-dictionary.com/jerusalem-1.htm

Youtube videos about Jerusalem
www.jr.co.il/videos/jerusalem-videos.htm

To learn more about Jerusalem, I posted on my website 220 links, ranging from history and tourism to photographs and stamps.

The address is:
www.jr.co.il/hotsites/jerusalem.htm

Please share the resources. Thank you!

Happy Jerusalem Day!
Yom Yerushalayim Sameach!

Jacob Richman
jrichman@jr.co.il



Sunday, May 3, 2015

Educational Resources for Lag Ba'Omer



Hi Everyone!

The Jewish festival "Lag Ba'Omer" is Thursday, May 7, 2015.
If you are flying over Israel on Wednesday night (May 6) and you look down out of your plane, you will see thousands of bonfires dotting the landscape as far as the eye can see. There are various customs and explanations for these celebrations.

I posted on my website 43 links to learn about "Lag Ba'Omer".

The address is:
www.jr.co.il/hotsites/lag-ba-omer.htm

I also created English Hebrew vocabulary sheets at:
www.english-hebrew-dictionary.com/lag-baomer-1.htm

Enjoy the bonfires!

Shavua Tov,
Jacob