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

Monday, June 23, 2014

New Israeli Educational Stamps including Amphibians in Israel


Hi Everyone!

I scanned and posted on my website the new Israeli stamps
that were issued in June 2014.

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

Pioneering Women
- Sara Levi-Tanai
- Esther Raab

- Palmer Gate, Haifa

- Israel-Thailand - 60 Years of Friendship - Joint Issue

Amphibians in Israel
- Southern Branded Newt - Ommatotriton vittatus
- Hula Painted Frog - Latonia nigriventer
- Eastern Spadefoot Toad - Pelobates syriacus
- Near Eastern Fire Salamander - Salamandra infraimmaculata

The new stamp images are located at:
www.history-of-israel.co.il/stamps/index-2014.html

I also uploaded the images to a Facebook album.
The address is:
http://on.fb.me/israeli-stamps-2014

Please share the page. Thank you.

Have a great summer,
Jacob


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Google Doodle - 60th Birthday of Ilan Ramon z"l



www.jr.co.il/t/doodles/index-2014.htm

May his memory be for a blessing.

Shabbat Shalom,
Jacob


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Photos and Video of the Jerusalem Festival of Light


Hi Everyone!

Last night, June 11, I went to see the Jerusalem Festival of Light
in the Old City of Jerusalem.

I took photos of the festival and posted
them online at:
www.history-of-israel.co.il/jerusalem/2014/jer394.htm

I also took several movie clips and I created a short video at:
www.jr.co.il/videos/jerusalem-festival-of-light-2014.htm

Enjoy!

Have a good day,
Jacob

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Chinese and French translations added to Learn Hebrew Phrases with Audio


Hi Everyone!

As of today, the free website, "Learn Hebrew Phrases with Audio",
has four language interfaces: English, Hebrew, French and Chinese.
Russian and Spanish interfaces are scheduled for later this month.
All Hebrew phrases have been translated into the selected language.
The topic list and search function also display in the selected language.

Access the main menu for each language below:

English
www.in-hebrew.co.il/index.html

Hebrew
www.in-hebrew.co.il/hebrew-index.html

French
www.in-hebrew.co.il/french-index.html

Chinese
www.in-hebrew.co.il/chinese-index.html

You can switch interface languages from any of the above pages.

"Learn Hebrew Phrases with Audio" is a free online educational
resource to learn Hebrew phrases and sentences.
The site incorporates 54 topics with 1,215 Hebrew phrases
and sentences. The Hebrew phrases are presented as images
with nikud [vowels]. Below each Hebrew phrase is the translation
and transliteration in the selected language.
The high quality audio was created in a sound studio.
The site includes 157 Hebrew study sheets for learning offline.

Please share the site with anyone that would like to learn or
improve their Hebrew.
Thank you.

Have a good day,
Jacob