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 (July 20, 2010) at:
May we see the rebuilding of the Temple in our days and that Tisha B'Av becomes a day of celebration.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I scanned and posted on my website the new Israeli stamps that were issued in June 2010. I included the stamp itself, the first day cover, and an English and a Hebrew flyer about the stamp.
- Simon Wiesenthal - Joint Issue - Israel - Austria
- Rabbi Nachman of Breslev
- Musical Instruments of the Middles East
- Story Garden, Holon
- 100 Years of Kibbutz
- World Sailing Championship, Haifa 2010
The new stamps are located at:
Sunday, June 20, 2010
I have a new website called:
Learn English with Jokes and Riddles
There are over 300 jokes and riddles in the database.
All jokes and riddles are suitable for all ages.
The site allows you to browse through the jokes sequentially or choose a specific topic. If you do not have time to read all the jokes now, you can start from a specific joke number the next time you visit. There is also a random button which will display a random joke from the database.
The system has a joke basket where you can add your favorite jokes and then print them out. Reading English jokes and riddles can be a fun activity in your English class. Even native English speakers will find jokes and riddles that are worth telling their friends.
Please share this site. Thanks!
Your feedback / comments about this new site are welcome.
Have a good day,
Monday, June 7, 2010
I uploaded a new Learn Hebrew video to the Internet.
The topic of the new video is: Outdoors.
The 25 words in the learn Hebrew video include: barbeque, bench, bridge, building, bus, bus stop, car, clouds, crosswalk, fence, grass, ground, parking lot, plam tree, path, playground, pond, road, roof, shadow, shed, snow, tire, traffic light, tree.
The address is:
The updated page also contains past videos that I uploaded.
Feedback is welcome.
Please share this message with anyone that may be interested in learning Hebrew. Thank you!
Have a good day,