Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Welcome Home to the New Olim and photos

Hi Everyone!

Congratulations and welcome home to the 233 new olim that made aliyah to Israel from North America. The NBN aliyah charter flight arrived in Israel this morning, Tuesday - August 15.

I took 211 photos of this historic and exciting event and
I posted them online at:
www.history-of-israel.co.il/aliyah/2017/a988.htm

I also uploaded the photos to Facebook for name tagging.
The Facebook album address is:
http://bit.ly/olim-august15-2017-facebook

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

Please share the photos with friends. Thank you!

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

Have a great day,
Jacob




Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Photos of Khutsot Hayotser in Jerusalem and Kaveret/Poogy!! Concert Videos

Hi Everyone!

Tuesday night, I visited the Jerusalem Khutsot Hayotser Arts and Crafts Festival in the Sultan's Pool outside the Old City.
I have not been to the festival in many years and it was very nice.
I posted photos online at:
www.history-of-israel.co.il/jerusalem/2017/jer528.htm

In addition to the arts and crafts, each night there is a musical event featuring well know performers. The brochure of the festival noted that "Dani, Gidi and Friends" would be performing on Tuesday night. I did not realize who they were. While walking around in the food court, I suddenly heard a very familiar song. We rushed over to the concert area and thousands of fans were having a great time.
On stage were the members of Kaveret - Poogy. It was great!
I took several videos and posted them at:
www.jr.co.il/videos/jerusalem-khutsot-hayotser-2017.htm

I found a very good location on a staircase platform and took the first video of "Lichvod Hakaitz".
While filming the second video of "Khalalit", security came and told us to get off the platform. I kept filming while walking down the staircase. Based on the lyrics at that point of the song, it looks like I was taking a ride on the "spaceship".

I walked out of the concert to the exhibition area and on the way back I decided to look for closer place to film. I found an area to the left of the stage which had a good view. The third video has three songs including the classic "Magapayim Shel Baruch" - Baruch's Boots.
Unfortunately, several people were talking right near my camera but it was the last song of the concert and I think you will like it nonetheless.
Enjoy and please share with friends.

Have a good night,
Jacob

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

English - Hebrew Employment Vocabulary


Hi Everyone!

Before you start looking for a new job, prepare yourself by
reviewing the employment vocabulary section of My English Hebrew Dictionary.
www.english-hebrew-dictionary.com/employment-1.htm
There are 25 study sheets with 150 words and terms related
to employment.

Good luck with your job search.
Have a good day,
Jacob

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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 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.

This year 5777 - 2017, we observe the fast day of Tisha B'Av starting from Monday after nightfall, July 31, until nightfall on Tuesday, August 1.

You can learn more about this Jewish fast day 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


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Videos and photos of the International Festival of Light in Jerusalem



Hi Everyone!

Last night, I went to the opening night of the International Festival of Light exhibition in the Old City of Jerusalem.

The exhibition is open from 8:00pm to 11:00pm till July 6. I did not get to view all the light exhibits. Expect to spend at
least 2-3 hours walking around. If you have limited time, make sure to view exhibit #22 called Solaris at the Hurva Square.
I took a video of this unique audio-visual display which was projected on the side wall of the Hurva Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter.

In addition to the Festival of Light, outside the Old City walls near Yaffo Gate there was a special light and audio show in honor of the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. I took a video of the first part which includes a brief history of Jerusalem.

I posted three videos and a link to the photos at:
www.jr.co.il/videos/jerusalem-festival-of-light-2017.htm

Enjoy!
Please share, Thank You!

Shabbat Shalom,
Jacob


Thursday, June 15, 2017

New Israeli Stamps including 12 Israeli Love Songs


Hi Everyone!

I scanned and posted on my website the new Israeli stamps that were issued in June 2017.
I included the stamp itself, the first day cover, and an English and a Hebrew flyer about the stamp.

Israeli Music - Love Songs
- "Atur Mitzchech Zahav Shachor" - Your Forehead is Decorated in Gold and Black
- "Brit Olam" - Universal Convenant
- "Lechol Echad Yesh" - Everyone Has
- "Zemer Nogeh" - Melancholy Song
- "Hayu Leilot" - There were Nights
- "Slichot" - Forgiveness
- "Haperach Begani" - The Flower in my Garden
- "Kshe'or Dolek Bechalonech" - When the Light is on in your Window
- "Tapuchim Ut'marim" - Apples and Dates
- "Rosa Rosa"
- "Pgisha Le'Ein Ketz" - A Meeting to Eternity
- "Hachnisini Tachat Knafech" - Take Me Under Your Wings

I am sure many people will be interesting in hearing the songs
above....so I created a new video page that features the 12 songs:
www.jr.co.il/videos/hebrew-love-songs.htm

Additional stamps issued in June include:

- The 20th Maccabiah

- World War One in Eretz Israel Centenary
General Allenby Entering Jerusalem - 1917

- Ride Safely

The new stamp images and flyers are located at:
http://www.history-of-israel.co.il/stamps/index-2017.html
Short sharing address:
http://bit.ly/israel-stamps-2017

Images are also posted on Facebook at:
http://bit.ly/israeli-stamps-2017

Please share. Thank you!

Shabbat Shalom,
Jacob


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Learn English with Jokes and Riddles - over 300 jokes and riddles


Hi Everyone!

Reading English jokes and riddles is a fun way
to learn English culture, grammar and vocabulary.
Learn English with Jokes and Riddles
www.learn-english-jr.com
has over 300 jokes and riddles.
All jokes and riddles are suitable for all ages.

1. What stays in a corner but goes all around the world?
3. What is full of holes but can hold water?
26. What can you catch but not throw?
27. What goes up and down but doesn't move?
24. What is bigger when it is upside down?
65. Which letter of the alphabet is a drink?
67. Which letter of the alphabet is a vegetable?
70. What has many keys but can't open any doors?
221. What are twins' favorite fruits?
234. What becomes white when it gets dirty?
235. What do an air conditioner and a computer have in common?
248. What gets wetter the more it dries?
259. Which word in the English language uses all the vowels including "y"?
278. What is the most slippery country in the world?
287. What part of your body is the noisiest?
323. What has cities without houses, rivers without water, and forests without
trees?
331. What jumps when it walks and sits when it stands?

See the answers at:
www.learn-english-jr.com

Feedback is welcome!

Please share this free fun educational resource.
Thank you.

Have a great summer!
Jacob