Jerusalem Day is celebrated on the 28th day of the Hebrew month of Iyar. This year (5763 / 2003) the day falls on Friday, May 30, 2003. When the day falls on a Friday, many of the festivities in Israel and abroad take place the day
before - Thursday, May 29, 2003.
The J Site - Jewish Education and Entertainmenthas several entertaining features to celebrate Jerusalem Day:
Jewish Trivia Quiz: 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 Flash quiz. There are two levels of questions, two timer settings. Both kids and adults will find it enjoyable.
Jerusalem Clipart: Whether you need a picture for your child's class project, a graphic for your synagogue, Hillel or JCC Jerusalem Day announcement, the Jewish Clipart Database has the pictures for you. You can copy, save and print the graphics in three different sizes.
Multilingual Word Search Game: Jerusalem. Enter the Multilingual Word Search game and choose the language you would like to play in: English, Hebrew or
Russian. There is an easy mode for the kids and a harder mode for us big kids. Each game is randomly generated. You can even print out a blank game (and the solution page) for offline playing. The easy mode was simple? Try the hard mode in a foreign language with the timer on. Remember that looking at the
solution page is a last resort :-)
My Jewish Coloring Book - Jerusalem Pictures. Young kids love to draw and this online coloring book is made just for them. Three different size "brushes"
and 24 colors to choose from. You can print the completed color pictures or print black and white outlines to color offline.
My Hebrew Song Book - Jerusalem Hebrew songs (with vowels) for viewing and printing. All songs are in graphic format so you do not need Hebrew installed to view or print them.
The J site has something for everyone, but if that is not enough, I posted on my website 110 links about Jerusalem, ranging from history and tourism to photographs and stamps. The web address is:
Please forward this message to relatives and friends, so they can also benefit from these holiday resources.
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