Tuesday, August 19, 2014

3 year Jewish Holiday Calendar (5775-5777, 2014-2017)


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:
www.jr.co.il/jewish-calendar.htm

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 this message. Thank you.

Have a good day,
Jacob

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Jacob Richman
jrichman@jr.co.il
http://www.jr.co.il



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Welcome Home to the New Olim and I posted 351 photos


Hi Everyone!

Congratulations and welcome home to the 338 new olim that made aliyah to Israel from North America. The NBN aliyah charter flight arrived in Israel this morning (Tuesday, August 12).

I took 351 photos of this historic and exciting event and
I posted them online at:
www.history-of-israel.co.il/aliyah/2014/a825.htm

I also uploaded the 351 photos on Facebook for name tagging.
The Facebook album address is:
http://bit.ly/olim-august12-2014-facebook

If you have a Facebook acccount and you are in the photos or see someone you know, please feel free to name tag the photos.

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

Have a great day,
Jacob

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Hotsites, Google Doodles and Videos for Tu B'Av


Hi Everyone!

Here are the hotsites, Google Doodles and Videos for Tu B'Av:
www.jr.co.il/hotsites/tu-b-av.htm

Enjoy!

Happy Tu B'Av,
Jacob

Monday, August 4, 2014

Educational Resources about Tisha B'Av


Shalom.

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 (day) 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.

You can learn more about this Jewish fast day (begins Monday evening, August 4, 2014) at:
www.jr.co.il/hotsites/tisha-b-av.htm

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.

Jacob


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Welcome Home to the New Olim (and photos)


Hi Everyone!

Congratulations and welcome home to the 238 new olim that made aliyah to Israel from North America. The NBN aliyah charter flight arrived in Israel this morning (Tuesday, July 22). During these difficult days, may this aliyah give hope, strength and optimism to the entire Jewish nation.

I took 168 photos of this historic event and I posted them
online at:
www.history-of-israel.co.il/aliyah/2014/a811.htm

I also posted the 168 photos on Facebook for name tagging.
The Facebook album address is:
http://bit.ly/olim-july22-2014-facebook

If you have a Facebook acccount and you are in the photos or
see someone you know, please feel free to name tag the photos.

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

May the wounded have a speedy and full recovery.
Jacob

Thursday, July 10, 2014

English - Hebrew Civil Defense Vocabulary


Hi Everyone!

I created a set of English Hebrew "Civil Defense" vocabulary
study sheets. The address is:
www.english-hebrew-dictionary.com/civil-defense-1.htm

For an index of all 294 English Hebrew study sheets visit:
www.english-hebrew-dictionary.com/sitemap.htm

Please forward this message to anyone that may be interested
in learning Hebrew. Thank you!

Have a good night and stay safe.
Jacob


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Videos of the Fountainheads performing at the Salute to Olim Festival


Hi Everyone!

The end of August is my 30th anniversary in Israel.
For the past 30 years, I find it amazing how the country switches
within 24 hours from one of the saddest days of the year,
Yom Ha'zikaron, to one of the happiest days of the year,
Yom Ha'aztmaut.

This week the whole country mourned its three sons and we are
worried about our brothers and sisters who are in bomb shelters
in Sderot. A very hard week.

Today, a large group in Jerusalem made the "switch" to enjoy
the Salute to Olim Festival.
Kol Hakavod to the organizers. It was very nice!

I took photos and posted them online at:
http://www.history-of-israel.co.il/jerusalem/2014/jer401.htm

The Fountainheads gave a great performance.
I posted 4 videos online:
Yom Yavo
Coming Home
Yo Ya
Happy

http://www.jr.co.il/videos/fountainheads-in-jerusalem-july-3-2014.htm
Shortcut for Tweeting: http://bit.ly/fountainheads-in-jerusalem

The Jerusalem Barbershop Ensemble also gave a great performance.
Hi Neighbor
Everybody Loves a Lover (Doris Day)
The Longest Time (Billy Joel)

http://www.jr.co.il/videos/jerusalem-barbershop-ensemble-july-3-2014.htm
Shortcut for Tweeting: http://bit.ly/jbs-in-jerusalem

Enjoy and please share with friends to brighten up their day!

Happy 4th of July.

Shabbat Shalom,
Jacob