January 27th, 2018
Joanie Calem sent us this article about the Arbor Day holiday and music in Israel. Joanie is a musician, singer/song-writer, and teacher. She moved to Israel when she was 15 and and lived there for 23 years. Now she lives in the US and is involved in music and story programs for children including one called, […]
January 18th, 2017
Abracadabra hasn’t always been a fun word modern day magicians and others use to unlock something or create a quick magical fix to some problem. The word itself is very old. According to wikipedia, its earliest reference is in a book from the 3rd century a.d. called "Liber Medicinalis" by the Roman doctor Quintus Serenus […]
April 14th, 2015
Watch Darth Vader say, "I am your father" to Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movie in 20 different languages (as dubbed in the movies). You can see a list of the languages with their voice actors below the video. Languages and Voice Actors: English (Original) – James Earl Jones Spanish (1980) – Isidro Olace […]
February 4th, 2014
Coca-Cola’s Super Bowl ad celebrates the diversity of America with people singing "America the Beautiful" in many different languages. You can hear it below… The song was sung in English, Tagalog, Spanish, Hebrew, Hindi, Keres and Senegalese-French.
February 17th, 2012
Open Culture has a page of free language learning links covering 40 languages. Here are some of the languages you can find links for… Arabic, English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Maori, Norwegian, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Swahili, […]
November 28th, 2010
Hanukkah is coming soon. Here are links to some Hanukkah songs, videos, recipes and gift ideas we’ve posted in the past… Happy Chanukah! Mama Lisa Original Photo: Wikipedia (edited by Mama Lisa)
April 17th, 2010
Can multiple recitations of the many digits of a mathematical constant be fun and entertaining? Yes! Librivox volunteers recorded Pi to the 50th digit for Pi Day one year. Here’s the number: 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510 Some of these recordings are very creative. The musical ones show how music can be made out of anything! You can hear […]
March 29th, 2010
Go Down Moses and Dayenu are well-known Passover Songs. Go Down Moses has its origins in an African American spiritual from the time of slavery. What’s interesting is that the slaves chose the story of Passover to express their situation. Now Jewish people sing it for Passover. Here’s a Passover version of Go Down Moses… […]
April 26th, 2007
Deborah Ivri sent me a wonderful song and recording recently that sounded perfect for Mother’s Day. Though Mother’s Day is not officially celebrated in Israel, it is unofficially. Here’s what Deborah said about it… Here in Israel Mother’s Day is not an official holiday, but because of the vast amount of American Jews and South […]
December 4th, 2006
If you’re trying to learn a new language, I’d recommend checking out LanguageGuide.org. Users visit different theme related pages (i.e. about insects, the family, the farm). Each page has images related to the theme. You place your cursor over the images and hear their names pronounced and see them spelled out in the language you […]
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