From WikiEducator
Jump to: navigation, search


The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organization created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning education knowledge, resources and technologies. COL is helping developing nations improve access to quality education and training.

Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, COL is the world's only intergovernmental organization dedicated solely to promoting and delivering distance education and open learning, and is the only official Commonwealth agency located outside Britain.

COL its international network of partner organizations have helped the Commonwealth's 53 member nations and their citizens realize widespread access to quality, current education and training for over fifteen years.

COL basic on voluntary of the commonwealth governments.

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is Jewish holiday. Rosh Hashanah occurs on the first and second days of "Tishri". In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means, literally, "head of the year" or "first of the year. It's commonly known as the Jewish New Year.

There is, however, one important similarity between the Jewish New Year and the American one: Many Americans use the New Year as a time to plan a better life, making "resolutions. The Jewish new year is the time to begin introspection, looking back at the mistakes of the past year and planning the changes to make in the new year.

No work is permitted on Rosh Hashanah. Much of the day is spent in synagogue, where the regular daily liturgy is somewhat expanded. In fact, there is a special prayer book called the "machzor" used for Rosh Hashanah and "Yom Kippur" because of the extensive liturgical changes for these holidays.

A popular observance during this holiday is eating apples dipped in honey, a symbol of our wish for a sweet new year. Another popular observance is "Tashlikh" ("casting off"). We walk to flowing water, such as a creek or river, on the afternoon of the first day and empty our pockets into the river, symbolically casting off our sins.

Finally, Rosh Hashanah is created to forgive our friends and to ask forgiveness form our friends and family.

The days of Rosh Hashanah is calling " Hodesh Slihot"( months of forgiving).

Yom kippur

Yom Kippur occur in "10 be Tishrei". Yom Kippur is considered by Jewish tradition the holiest and the most solemn and important day of the year. In this day we ask forgiving from our friends and family. Eating, drinking, bathing, anointing with oil and marital relations are prohibited. The fasting begin in the sunset and ends after nightfall in the next following day. The first prayer calls "Kol Nidrei" which must be recited before sunset. The second prayer is "The Shema"; there are more 3 prayers in "Yom Kippur".

This holiday is the Day of Atonement .Yom Kippur marks the end of the “Ten Days of Repentance” or the “High Holidays,” and give to the Jewish the last opportunity to obtain forgiveness and absolution for their sins in the previous year. Some believe that in this holiday Moses came down from Mt. Sinai with the second set of the Ten Commandments.

Even that most of the Jewish people in Israel is not religious observant, Yom Kippur has and remains a special day for all. Many Jewish who define themselves as secular and do not visit the synagogue all year long, go to prayer services on this special day, and many also observe the fast, completely or partially.

On Yom Kippur there is almost no traffic on the roads, and many families go for walks along the city streets.

In the Jewish cities everything is closed, there is no public transport and the atmosphere is different than in regular days.


Four days after "Yom Kippur", we celebrate Sukkoth. The holiday is celebrated from the 15th of Tishri through the 21st or 22nd of Tishri, depending if you live in Israel or in the Diaspora.

Sukkoth is called "The Time of our Rejoicing". We build a temporary booth that called succa and we are happy sit in our Succa, together with our family, eating, singing, telling stories -- just like in the days of old, when we first left Egypt, and lived in tents in the desert, while God protected us with His "Clouds of Glory".

The remaining days of Sukkoth are called "Kol HaMoed"; the last day of Sukkoth is called "Hoshana Raba".The Four Species also called "Arba Minim" :

Lulav (לולב) –a ripe, green, closed frond from a date palm tree.

Hadass (הדס) –boughs with leaves from the myrtle tree.

Aravah (ערבה) –branches with leaves from the willow tree.

Etrog (אתרוג) –the fruit of a citron tree.

The day immediately following Sukkoth is also a holiday, called "Shmini Atzeret" "Eighth Day of Assembly". Outside of Israel, this "Yom Tov" extends two days, with the second day designated as "Simhat Torah". This is when we finish reading the final portion of the Torah and begin a new cycle. We dance around in the synagogue, holding the Torah scrolls, expressing joy in our treasured Torah.


A change of life

This three stories show us our real world that we live in. The purpose of this three different stories is to explain us some of the Issus involved in this story.

The story- "A Fresh Start" explains how schools deal with "no-hope" peoples. Ryan Williams, black teenage, was a part of a social experiment. He placed in an exclusive boarding school to see how he will manage there. Ryan was "rude, disruptive and unmanageable"- explain his mother. His mother was approached by "pepper productions" and was asked if her son could take part in a TV series called second chance- she agreed. Ryan's report card put him in the top third of people at the school. In other few years he will finish his final exam and pepper production has agreed to give him support.

The story- "Homeless to Harvard" came to explain us a stunning example of the importance of dreaming big. Liz Murray born to drug-addicted parents and her never had enough food. Liz was neglected and abused. Her parents were unemployed people and the family barely managed to survive. Her mother died at the age 41 and Liz had been taking care of her for several years. Liz always imagined having a better life. After that her mother died she realize that is can be true. In two years she completed her high school courses and than she read about a scholarship to Harvard, offered by New York Times, she was selected. Now, she is working on her masters degree in psychology and sociology.

The story- "The Hip Hop Project" – came to explain us a project initiated Art-Smart, a volunteer organization that helps at-risk teens that homeless or livings in shelters. The Hip Hop project turned out to be a life- changing experience for the participants that many of them dropped out of school or were abused. The teenagers began developing the concept for the album with the help of the volunteers and professionals helped produce it.



1. If I concentrate more, I will succeed on the exam.

2. If she reads the story again, she will understand it.

3. If he talks more, he will know the language better.

4. If I listen to the teacher, I will know at home how to do homework.

5. If I sleep well, I will concentrate in the class more.

6. If the clock doesn’t ring, I will be late to school.

7. If you play less, you will have more time to study.


1. If I had read more books, I would have had a lot of knowledge.

2. If I had concentrated, I would have had a good grade in the exam.

3. If I had eaten, I would have understood the questions.

4. If I were you, I would study for this test.

5. If I had gone to my friend, I would have probably known that I had a test.

6. If I had studied all year, I would have succeeded on the bagrut.

7. If I had a good friend, he could help me study.

Following Instructions

How to use WikiEducator

First of all you write in the window of the website: .

Then; you click on "log in" – in top of the page - if you have username resigned , if you haven’t username create it- fill your details and open new page.

After you "log in" its time to create you web page!!

You introduce yourself and open special pages to upload your projects and works in class and home:(you create 6 connection on page)

-"About me"



-"Night- a book by Elie Wiesel"


-"My photos"

In the instruction of the teacher we do our work.

When you get a problem you can click on "Help" in the side of the screen or We can ask our friends for help.

(Comment.gif: Excellent work, Keren. Leave a note here if you need any help. --Warm wishes, Nellie Deutsch 09:11, 13 December 2008 (UTC))

Thanks Nellie

How to connect with students in Mullen

First of all you enter to the website: .

Then, you enter in the side of the screen to "High School "and click Mullen school+ Ort gutman.

After the enter you get a window that says "username, password"- you fill it with the details that the teacher give it to you.

Will open to you a lot of forums:

-Mullen in class forum

-ORT Gutman in class forum

-International students' lounge

-Belief, Indifference, or Denial

In the order of the teacher you click on the suitable connection. We can talk with our friend from class or from Mullen school and share things about the holocaust and start a discussion with your partners.

Good luck!

Night: How to know the book without read it

1.Book sharing- ask questions other students that read it before.

2.Book report- you can read a book report of someone that read the book.

3.You can go to the website of this book and read summary or the short story of this book.

In this way we can know about the characters:

-Moshe the beadle- A poor Jewish mystic.

- Elie (Eliezer) - The main character.

- Shlomo- Elie's father.

- Hilda, Bea and Tzipora.

In addition; the best way to know this book it's to read it. It’s the best solution to know the content of the story. When we read book we reached our vocabulary, know better write and acquire skills.

Elephants and tsunami

When we hear the word "tsunami" we immediately think about the disaster and the victims.

In the tsunami people and animals get hurt and even die. Property is damaged.

The elephants can warn us with different signs and sounds.

They either can feel or sense the vibration in the earth before a tsunami comes. They can predict an earthquake.

However, the elephants are not always correct in their predictions. They can to make mistakes sometimes.

On the other hand, there is technology.

With computers and special machines that can predict waves on earth, specialists can warn the people in certain countries about what is going to happen.

(Comment.gif: Nicely done, Keren. --Warm wishes, Nellie Deutsch 21:12, 24 December 2008 (UTC))

The grade on the test

The grade is horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

66 is a failing grade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hate it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Comment.gif: Keren, I understand how you feel. I hope you will forget about it and go on. These things happen to the best of students like you. --Warm wishes, Nellie Deutsch 13:00, 30 December 2008 (UTC))

Israel and the war


How are you?

You might be wondering about the situation of Israel in the last days. For nine years the civilian people in the south of Israel have suffered from the launching of Grad and Qassam missiles(rocket artillery system).During this period Israel has been bombarded by thousands of rockets.

In the last eight days we are in a war situation. Our forces entered GAZA eight days ago and yesterday our (military) infantry and tanks entered and bombed the targets of the Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement). We have to stop the launching of rockets; therefore we started defending ourselves from the ongoing Hamas attacks in the south of the country. We have nothing against Palestinians and the civilian people!

We are at war only with the Hamas!

In Gaza Strip-in a radius of 40 kilometers kids cannot go to school because of the rockets that the Hamas is shooting.

Our soldiers are protecting the civilian people from the Hamas. We have no other choice! If we would not destroy them, they would continue shooting bombs that would eventually destroy us. I think that your government would do the same if they were in the same situation as we are.

(Comment.gif: Excellent composition, Keren. You have made your points very clear. --Nellie Deutsch 13:09, 4 January 2009 (UTC))


Hypnosis is a good way to relax.

Many people use hypnosis to deal with surgery pains, mental problems, and phobias. In Greek the mean of hypnosis is sleep. When you passing hypnosis you feel different sensations, cognition, emotion and sensitivity. Hypnosis gives use high concentration when our awareness to the environment not so good. Psychologists, psychiatrists and dentists use hypnosis in their line of treatments and help with different problems.

A lot of people can get into hypnosis but little of the patients can enter into full hypnosis situation.

Hypnosis works on three principles:

1. Deep relaxation- the body beginning to feel positive thoughts that create change in physical sensation.

2. Imaging- imagine is our mind something like lemon and feel in the mouth sourness.

3. Suggestion- this is the ability to receive message without pass the way of ours logic.

Angels Online

Cyber crime refers to criminal activity where a computer or network is a source, tool, target or place of crime.

Examples of crimes that usually use on computer networks: Cyber stalking, Fraud and identity theft, Phishing scams, Information warfare.

A lot of kids and adults deal with insults and verbal abusing but they don’t know where they can receive help.

To deal with this problem be established the organization- Angels online.

Angels online is a good organization that helps kids deal with cyber crime.

These angels help to the kids with loneliness and protect them. When they help for kids to stop the cyber crime in the direction of a kid, they disappear from their life's to be as if it had never been.

They are real angels!

Hypnosis- Advantages

Hypnosis is a scientific way to make the person (patient) be under the therapists' control.

The patient is in a deep sleep, but he wouldn’t do something that he dislikes.

Hypnosis has a few advantages:

  1. Make people recover from addictions like alcoholism, addiction to smoke, drugs and gamble.
  2. Some people have phobias. The hypnosis can help people overcome from different phobias like: fear from pets, claustrophobia and from heights.
  3. The therapists can help people that undergo surgery. To overcome their pain, we use hypnosis and even it can disappear after that.


The patient can fall into a deep sleep. He may not wake up from the sleep. It's the nightmare of all the therapists!