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:

I also uploaded the photos to Facebook for name tagging.
The Facebook album address is:

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,

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:

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:

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,

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.
There are 25 study sheets with 150 words and terms related
to employment.

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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Educational Resources about Tisha B'Av


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:

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.


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:

Please share, Thank You!

Shabbat Shalom,

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:

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:
Short sharing address:

Images are also posted on Facebook at:

Please share. Thank you!

Shabbat Shalom,

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
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
331. What jumps when it walks and sits when it stands?

See the answers at:

Feedback is welcome!

Please share this free fun educational resource.
Thank you.

Have a great summer!

English - Hebrew "Summer" Vocabulary

Hi Everyone!

Do you know the Hebrew words for:
air conditioner, bathing suit, beach, fan, flip-flops,
ice, ice cream, kite, lifeguard, shade, sun, sunglasses,
suntan, swimming pool, waves ?

Start learning 63 summer related words at:

Please share with friends. Thank you!

Stay cool and have a great summer,

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Educational Resources for Shavuot

Hi Everyone!

Shavuot is the Jewish holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah, the first harvest, and the ripening of the first fruits.
The two day festival (1 day in Israel) begins on Tuesday night, May 30, 2017.

The Jewish Trivia Quiz
has a selection of multiple choice questions about Shavuot.

What are the five names of Shavuot ?
On what mountain did Moses receive the Ten Commandments ?
How many letters are there in the Torah ?
In the days of the Temple what did people do on Shavuot ?
Who married Ruth ?
Who was Ruth the great-grandmother of ?
What is the connection between the number 7 and Shavuot ?

The above questions are examples from the multiple choice quiz. There are two levels of questions and two timer settings.
Adults and children will find The Jewish Trivia Quiz entertaining and educational.

Free Shavuot Clipart

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

English Hebrew Shavuot vocabulary study sheets.
Learn Hebrew words related to Shavuot:

My Jewish Games - Shavuot Games
- The Multilingual Word Search Game
- My Jewish Coloring Book

Cool Shavuot Videos

The Shavuot Photo Gallery

Shavuot Photo Gallery on Facebook:

To learn more about Shavuot, I posted on my website 50 links, ranging from laws and customs to games and recipes.
Site languages include English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

The address is:

Please share the holiday resources. Thank you!

Have a Happy Shavuot!
Chag Sameach!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Educational Resources for Jerusalem Day - May 24, 2017

Hi Everyone!

Jerusalem Day is celebrated on the 28th of the Hebrew month
of Iyar. This year (5777 / 2017) the day falls on Wednesday, May 24.

The Jewish Trivia Quiz
has over 100 multiple choice questions about Jerusalem.

Who built the first temple ?
How many people were involved in constructing the first temple ?
What are the colors of the Jerusalem Beitar soccer team ?
Which animal is on the emblem of the Municipality of Jerusalem ?
What three Jewish holidays is Jerusalem the focal point ?
How long ago was Jerusalem established ?
On what mountain was King David buried ?
How high is Jerusalem above sea level ?
What is the name of the famous art school in Jerusalem ?
What is the length of the wall surrounding the old city ?
When was Hebrew University established ?
Which group defended Jerusalem in 1948 ?
How many open gates does the old city of Jerusalem have ?
What is the name of the largest shopping mall in Jerusalem ?
Who was the first mayor of Jerusalem ?
What was Jerusalem called in the days of Abraham our patriarch ?

The above questions are examples from the multiple choice
quiz. There are two levels of questions and two timer settings.
Adults and children will find The Jewish Trivia Quiz
entertaining and educational.

English Hebrew Jerusalem vocabulary study sheets.
Learn Hebrew words related to Jerusalem.

Youtube videos about Jerusalem

To learn more about Jerusalem, I posted on my website 225 links,
ranging from history and tourism to photographs and stamps.
All links have been reviewed / checked this week.

The address is:

Shavuot is just around the corner and I updated the Shavuot hotsites at:

Please share the resources. Thank you!

Happy Jerusalem Day!
Yom Yerushalayim Sameach!


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Educational Resources for Lag Ba'Omer

Hi Everyone!

The Jewish festival "Lag Ba'Omer" is Sunday, May 14, 2017. To avoid Shabbat desecration, bonfires will be on Sunday
night May 14 instead of Saturday night. Israeli school vacation for Lag Ba’omer has been postponed by one day, from Sunday, May 14 to Monday, May 15. If you are flying over Israel on Sunday night (May 14) and you look down out of your plane, you will see thousands of bonfires dotting the landscape as far as the eye can see. There are various customs and explanations for these celebrations.

I posted on my website 40 links to learn about "Lag Ba'Omer".

The address is:

I also created English Hebrew vocabulary sheets at:

Enjoy the bonfires!

I am currently updating the links for Yom Yerushalayim,
Jerusalem Day, which is celebrated this year on May 24, 2017.

Educational resources:

Videos about Jerusalem:

Jerusalem Photo Gallery:

English Hebrew Jerusalem Vocabulary:

Please share the links. Thank You!

Chag Sameach!
Happy Holiday!
Jacob Richman

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Educational Resources about the Holocaust


Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, is Monday, April 24, 2017.
I posted on my website 180 links to learn about the Holocaust.
Site languages include English, Hebrew, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
All links have been reviewed and verified this week.

The website address is:

Please forward this message.
Thank you.

We must not forget.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Educational Resource: The Diabetes Quiz

Hi Everyone!

The Diabetes Quiz
is a free educational website to help you learn about diabetes. There are 400 multiple choice questions about diabetes basics, diet and nutrition, fitness and exercise, stress and relaxation, and statistics.

All questions include the source of the question and answer. You can share the entire site or individual questions via the social media buttons on each page. For teachers, there is a print function to create and print offline quizzes.

Feedback is welcome!

Please share. Thank you!

Have a good day,

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

My free site to learn English vocabulary - 37 topics with over 1,500 words and phrases

Hi Everyone!

Learn English with Audio
is a free, on-line, educational resource to learn English vocabulary. The site incorporates 37 topics with over 1,500 English words
and phrases. The high quality audio was created in a sound studio.

Topics include:
Alphabet, Animals, Answers, Astronomy, Business Meeting, Clothing, Colors, Computer, Days and Time, Economics,
Electrical Appliances, Food, Fruit, Games, Greetings, Farewells and Salutations, Hotel, Human Body, In the House, Musical Instruments,
Nature, Numbers, People, Phrases, Places, Questions, Reading and Writing, Relatives, Restaurant, School, Shapes, Shopping, Sports, Toolbox,
Touring, Transportation, Vegetables, Weather.

The multilingual site has menus and translations in Hebrew, French, Spanish, Russian and Chinese.
The site includes 15 videos and 77 printable study sheets.

Feedback is welcome.

Please share the site. Thank you!

Have a good day,

Sunday, February 5, 2017

New Israeli Stamps and Educational Resources for Tu B'Shvat

Hi Everyone!

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

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Israel
- Nahal Me'arot Caves
- Bet She'arim Necropolis
- Maresha and Bet-Guvtin Caves

- Brit Hayyale Ha'etsel

- Krav Maga

- 120 Years of the Zionist Organization of America

Aromatic Plants
- Frankincense
- Myrrh
- Balsam

The new stamp images and flyers are located at:
Short sharing address:

Images are also posted on Facebook at:

Selected stamp images are on Instagram at:

Tu B'Shvat, the New Year for Trees, falls on the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shvat, February 11 this year - 5777 / 2017.
This Jewish mini-holiday is of major importance to our appreciation of Nature and our relationship to it.

I posted on my website a large selection of educational resources about Tu B'Shvat:

Please share the resources. Thank you!

Have a good week,
Shavua Tov,

Monday, January 30, 2017

Prepare for the Superbowl - English / Hebrew Football Vocabulary

Hi Everyone!

My English Hebrew Dictionary has 13 English / Hebrew vocabulary
sheets with 83 words related to American football.


Feedback is welcome.

Please share with friends. Thank you!
Enjoy the game!

Have a good week,
Shavua Tov,

PS: I just added a new Lost in Translation sign to the collection.
One day I would like to meet the sign makers and ask them if anyone
ever questioned their translation skills.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Educational Resources for International Holocaust Remembrance Day - January 27, 2017


International Holocaust Remembrance Day is Friday, January 27, 2017

I posted on my website 175 links to learn about the Holocaust.
Site languages include English, Hebrew, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
All 175 links have been reviewed / checked.


Please forward this message. Thank you.

We must not forget.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Backup Tutorial - How to backup your Facebook, Google, Linkedin accounts, email, bookmarks, phone contacts, and more

Hi Everyone!

Many people think of backups after something bad happens to their computer, tablet, cell phone or other digital device.
All it takes is 5-10 minutes a week and you can save yourself big headaches if something unexpected happens to your digital world.

When was the last time you backed up your Facebook, Google and Linkedin accounts? Many people do not even know you can back them up.

Do you have a copy of the contact / phone list in your cell phone? You have loads of photos that you took on your last vacation.
Did you copy them on to your computer or disk-on-key? What would happen if you lose your cell phone today?

On your old computer's hard disk there are anniversary photos that have never been backed up and are irreplaceable.
Why wait till it is too late?

This week, I created a backup tutorial that will help you backup your valuable data. The initial tutorial covers 8 topics and
I may add more in the near future.

The tutorial address is:

Feedback is welcome!

Please share, thank you!

Shabbat Shalom,