Sunday, March 22, 2015

Photos of the A.H.A.V.A. Readathon Awards Ceremony in Ma'ale Adumim


Hi Everyone!

Today, March 22, the A.H.A.V.A. Readathon Awards Ceremony took place at Eshkol Hapayis in Ma'ale Adumim.

I posted the photos at:
www.jr.co.il/ma/pic/2015/ma1045.htm

Congratulations to everyone that participated in the readathon.

Shavua Tov,
Jacob

Friday, March 20, 2015

Passover Educational Resources and 348 Passover Videos


Hi Everyone!

Passover is a Jewish holiday, of Biblical origin, marking the birth of the Jews as a people and their emergence as a unique nation in history, devoted to G-d's will. It celebrates the liberation of the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt over 3000 years ago, under the leadership of Moses.

This year, Passover begins on Friday night, April 3, 2015.

The Jewish Trivia Quiz - Passover Trivia
www.jewish-trivia.com

In what Hebrew month is Passover celebrated ?
Why do we eat matzah during Passover ?
How old was Moshe's mother when she gave birth to Moshe ?
How long did the Jews' exile in Egypt last ?
Where did the Jews live in Egypt ?
How many days did the plague of blood last ?
What happened to Pharoh's daughter, Batiya, when the
Jewish people left Egypt ?

The above questions are examples from the multiple choice
quiz. There are two levels of questions, two timer settings.
Both kids and adults will find it enjoyable.

My English Hebrew Dictionary - Passover Vocabulary
www.english-hebrew-dictionary.com/passover-1.htm

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

Cool Passover Videos
www.jr.co.il/videos/passover-videos.htm
348 Cool Passover video links.
There is something for everyone.
Additional videos will be added as we get closer to Passover

The Passover Humor Files
www.jr.co.il/humor/passover.htm

98 Passover humor files ranging from funny jokes and stories to song parodies. You may want to print several of them before Passover and distribute copies to your family and guests between the seder meal courses. Both kids and adults will find them entertaining (and even educational).

To learn more about Passover, I posted on my website 118 site links, ranging from from laws and customs to games and recipes. Site languages include English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German and Italian. All 118 links have been reviewed / checked.

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

Please forward this message to relatives and friends, so they may benefit from these holiday resources.
Thank you!

Enjoy!

Shabbat Shalom and Chodesh Tov,
Jacob


Sunday, March 8, 2015

77 Jewish Proverbs and Sayings


Hi Everyone!

I created a new section on my website with 77 Jewish Proverbs and Sayings from my in-Hebrew site.
Each Hebrew Proverb is displayed with nikud (vowels) and has an English transliteration and translation.

The address is:
www.jr.co.il/hebrew/proverbs.htm

Please share the new section. Thank you!

Have a Good Week!
Shavua Tov!
Jacob Richman
jrichman@jr.co.il


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Educational and Fun Resources for Purim


Hi Everyone!

Purim, the fun-filled Jewish holiday, falls on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar. This year Purim
begins Wednesday night March 4, 2015. (In Jerusalem it starts Thursday night March 5)

The following resources will help you appreciate and enjoy the holiday.

English Hebrew Purim vocabulary study sheets.
www.english-hebrew-dictionary.com/purim-1.htm

The Jewish Trivia Quiz
http://www.jewish-trivia.com

Purim Trivia
Why do people eat poppy seeds on Purim ?
From what tribe was Mordecai ?
Why was Haman angry at Mordechai ?
Who was queen of Persia before Esther ?
Esther had another name, what was it ?
How many times is Haman's name mentioned in the megillah ?
What did the king do when he couldn't sleep ?
What does the word "Esther" mean ?
How many advisors did king Achashverosh have ?

The above questions are examples from the multiple choice quiz. There are two levels of questions, two timer settings.Both kids and adults will find it enjoyable.

Free Purim Clipart
www.jewish-clipart.com

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

My Hebrew Songbook - Purim Songs
http://www.my-hebrew-songbook.com

Enter the songbook and choose the category Purim. You can view any song online or create printed song sheets with several songs together for a sing along. All Hebrew is graphic so you do not need Hebrew support to view or print the songs. All songs include Hebrew nikud (vowels).

Purim Humor Files
www.jr.co.il/humor/purim.htm
Worth printing several to entertain your guests at the Purim Seudah (festive meal).

My Jewish Coloring Book - Purim
www.my-jewish-games.com
Kids love to color, need I say more.

Purim Videos on YouTube
www.jr.co.il/videos/purim-videos.htm
244 videos ranging from Purim Speils to funny gags.

To learn more about Purim, I posted on my website 75 site links, ranging from from laws and customs to games and recipes. Site languages include English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, French, Portuguese and German.

All 75 links have been reviewed / checked this week. The web address is:
www.jr.co.il/hotsites/purim.htm

Feedback is welcome.

Please forward this message to relatives and friends, so they may benefit from these holiday resources. Thank you!

Enjoy!

Shavua Tov - Have a Good Week!
Happy Purim!
Jacob Richman
jrichman@jr.co.il


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Computer Jobs in Israel (CJI) Salary Survey Results


Hi Everyone!

I posted on the Computer Jobs in Israel (CJI) website the
results of the annual salary survey.
355 readers took part in the salary survey this year.
Each person answered 24 questions about their salary and
their work benefits.

Thanks!! to everyone that participated.

The results are posted (in English and Hebrew) on the
CJI resource page at:
www.cji.co.il/docs.htm

Next week is Purim and I updated:

The Purim Page
www.jr.co.il/hotsites/purim.htm

2015 Purim Photos
www.jr.co.il/hotsites/purim-photos.htm

Purim Videos
www.jr.co.il/videos/purim-videos.htm

Enjoy!

Chag Sameach!
Happy Purim!
Jacob Richman
jrichman@jr.co.il


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The J Site - Jewish Education & Entertainment


Hi Everyone!

I made a new layout for my educational site:
The J Site - Jewish Education & Entertainment
www.j.co.il

Feedback is welcome!

Please share it with your friends.
Thanks!

Have a good night,
Jacob Richman
jrichman@jr.co.il




Thursday, February 12, 2015

New Israeli Educational Stamps


Hi Everyone!

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

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

- The Philippine Rescue of Jews from the Holocaust
Israel-Philippines Joint Issue

- Ariel Sharon

- The International Year of Light 2015
Nobel Prize 2013 - Computational Chemistry, Rhodospin

- Chess

Winter Flowers
- Coast False-Chamomile (Anthemis leucanthemifolia)
- Crown Anemone (Anemone coronaria)
- Dyer's Alkanet (Alkanna tinctoria)

The new stamp images are located at:
www.history-of-israel.co.il/stamps/index-2015.html

I also uploaded the images to a Facebook album.
The address is:
http://bit.ly/israeli-stamps-2015

Purim is three weeks away and I updated the Purim Page at:
www.jr.co.il/hotsites/purim.htm

Please share the pages. Thank you.

Shabbat Shalom,
Jacob