Monday, June 20, 2016

New Israeli Educational Stamps and Nostalgic Internet Postings

Hi Everyone!

I scanned and posted on my website the new Israeli stamps that were issued in June 2016.
I included the stamp itself, the first day cover, and an English and a Hebrew flyer about the stamp.

Service Dogs
- Guide Dogs
- Search and Rescue

- World War One in Ezretz Israel Centenary
1916 - Aerial Warfare

Olympic Games - Rio 2016
- Track and Field - Triple Jump
- Judo
- Sailing - RS:X Windsurfing

- Seasons in Israel - Summer

The new stamp images and flyers are located at:
Short sharing address:

Images are also posted on Facebook at:

Please share the pages. Thank you.

BTW - Over the past 10 days, I started to empty many boxes of "stuff" that I kept over the years. I scanned several nostalgic items that you may find amusing / interesting:

- JR Internet Promotions and Cool Stuff
including the 1994 smiley card

- 1993 Israeli Computer / IT Wanted Ads - before CJI

- My 1994 Internet Lecture / Big Event

- My 1995 Intro to the Internet Seminar

Links to these items are located on my topics page at:


Have a great summer!

Monday, June 13, 2016

English - Hebrew "Summer" Vocabulary

Hi Everyone!

Do you know the Hebrew words for:
air conditioner, bathing suit, beach, fan, flip-flops,
ice, ice cream, kite, lifeguard, shade, sun, sunglasses,
suntan, swimming pool, waves ?

Start learning 63 summer related words at:

Please share with friends. Thank you!

Stay cool and have a great summer,

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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, June 11, 2016.

The Jewish Trivia Quiz
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

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.

English Hebrew Shavuot vocabulary study sheets.
Learn Hebrew words related to Shavuot:

My Jewish Games - Shavuot Games (in flash)
- The Multilingual Word Search Game (English / Hebrew / Russian)
- My Jewish Coloring Book (online / offline)

Cool Shavuot Videos

The Shavuot Photo Gallery

Shavuot Photo Gallery on Facebook:

To learn more about Shavuot, I posted on my website 54 links, ranging from laws and customs to games and recipes. Site languages include English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

The address is:

Please share the holiday resources. Thank you!

Have a Happy Shavuot!
Chag Sameach!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Photos of the Jerusalem Day Flag March

Hi Everyone!

Today, at 17:35, I boarded the Ma'ale Adumim bus 174 to Jerusalem. When the bus driver reached Jerusalem he announced that he will not be stopping at the light rail station. He said that if you wanted the light rail station you need to get off at the Hebrew University stop or Ramat Eshkol. I did not give it much thought because I knew many buses were being rerouted for the Jerusalem Flag March and other Yom Yerushalayim events.
I got off at Ramat Eshkol and walked back to the light rail station. It was around 18:00 and I found out, due to the march, the light rail was suspended for the next few hours. The next surprise was that there were no buses operating in the area.
I walked from Ramat Eshkol to Sha'ar Shechem of the old city.
Back in 1987-1989, I lived in Ramat Eshkol and every so often I would walk on Shabbat to my uncle in the old city. I remember the walk was not so difficult. 27 years later......
I arrived at Sha'ar Shechem just in time to join the marchers entering the old city. We marched through the old city and met the large crowd at the Kotel plaza. I was tired but it was great!!!

I took photos of the flag march and the Yom Yerushalayim celebration at the Kotel. It is 2:00am and the photos are now online at:
I also created a short address for sharing on social media:

Please share the photos with friends. Thank you!

Next Year in Jerusalem, the Rebuilt!

Have a good week!
Shavua tov!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Educational Resources for Jerusalem Day - June 5, 2016

Hi Everyone!

Jerusalem Day is celebrated on the 28th of the Hebrew month
of Iyar. This year (5776 / 2016) the day falls on Sunday, June 5.

The Jewish Trivia Quiz
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.

English Hebrew Jerusalem vocabulary study sheets.
Learn Hebrew words related to Jerusalem.

Youtube videos about Jerusalem

To learn more about Jerusalem, I posted on my website 227 links,
ranging from history and tourism to photographs and stamps.
All links have been reviewed / checked this week.

The address is:

Shavuot is just around the corner and I updated the Shavuot hotsites at:

Please share the resources. Thank you!

Happy Jerusalem Day!
Yom Yerushalayim Sameach!

Jacob Richman

Monday, May 23, 2016

English / Hebrew Business Vocabulary

Hi Everyone!

Do you know the Hebrew words for:

business, advertising, asset, bill of lading, brand loyalty, budget, cash, cash flow, capital, colleague, company, competitive advantage, competition, contract, corporation, cost, credit, debit, deficit, department, economy, equipment, expense, export, financing, forecast, goals, growth, import,inventory, invoice, loan, management, market, marketing research?

Start learning 83 business related words at:

Feedback is welcome.

Please share with friends. Thank you!

Have a good day,
Jacob Richman

Educational Resources for Lag Ba'Omer

Hi Everyone!

The Jewish festival "Lag Ba'Omer" is Thursday, May 26, 2016. If you are flying over Israel on Wednesday night (May 25) 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:

I also created English Hebrew vocabulary sheets at:

Enjoy the bonfires!

Reminder: Lag Ba'Omer, May 26, 2016, is also International Museum Day in Israel, and there will be over 60 museums around Israel open to the public for free!
See the free museum list at:

Shavua Tov,