Ruti Presents This Week’s Havel-Havalim

Ruti Mizrachi presents this week’s HH. I haven’t participated in a long time. Making note to self, write more and send stuff in.

Keeping Up With Other Bloggers

I feel a bit badly about this, but I haven’t kept up with other bloggers for awhile. Here and there I read other Jewish blogs, but I have been spending a lot of my computer time checking out the American elections (I am a news junkie, and will be until the day after the American elections) and the news sites.

So, with this in mind, I decided to make more of an effort to get back to the Jewish blogosphere, especially now that it is Elul. (Wish me luck).

Batya hosts this weeks Havel Havalim here.  A Soldier’s Mother will be hosting next week.

Batya is also in charge of the Kosher Cooking Carnival. Getting new recipes before all of the holidays in Tishrei sounds like a good idea.

 

Serving in the IDF Reserves on Yom HaZikaron

Jameel has taken a break from his miluim (reserve) duty to write a great post about how it feels to serve in the IDF reserves on Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day. Go on over and take a look. A Soldier’s Mother gives her perspective on this trying and emotional day.

Esser Agoroth hosts this week’s Havel Havalim, 315th edition.

Lots of Delicious Recipes

There are lots of delicious recipes at this months’s edition of the Kosher Cooking Carnival. Take a look! Esser Agoroth hosts this week’s Havel-Havalim here.

Havel Havalim Is Up

Havel Havalim is up now, this time number 306.

The Rebbetzin’s Husband Raises the Bar

The Rebbetzin’s Husband raises the bar this week with his edition of HH. Go over and be impressed!

Carnivals

Jack hosts this week’s Havel-Havalim here.  Mrs. S. hosts this month’s Kosher Cooking Carnival. Great stuff to read!

Jack Has New Digs

Jack has updated his blog again – and hosts this week’s Havel Havalim. Check it out.

Havel-Havalim, The Lots of Latkes Edition

Welcome to Havel-Havalim, the Lots of Latkes Edition – otherwise known as number 294. First, an introduction:

Founded by Soccer Dad, Haveil Havalim is a carnival of Jewish blogs — a weekly collection of Jewish & Israeli blog highlights, tidbits and points of interest collected from blogs all around the world. It’s hosted by different bloggers each week and coordinated by Jack. The term ‘Haveil Havalim,’ which means “Vanity of Vanities,” is from Qoheleth, (Ecclesiastes) which was written by King Solomon. King Solomon built the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and later on got all bogged down in materialism and other ‘excesses’ and realized that it was nothing but ‘hevel,’ or in English, ‘vanity.

 Chanukah:
Elise shares some Chanukah music here and here.
Esser Agoroth writes about lighting Chanukah candles outside.
Leora muses about Chanukah and Jpix.
Batya posts about pirsumei nisa and how we dress.
Shimshonit writes about Chanukah in Gush Etzion.
Chabad Lubavitch posts about an ancient olive press in Israel.
Letters of thought muses about Matisyahu’s new song, and thinks he is missing the point.
 
Torah:
Rabbi Oliver posts about the two types of kindness. He also shares with us how the Avos prepared us to receive the Torah.
Joshua Waxman at the parsha blog has an interesting post about an old fashioned reasoning for dreams.
Judaism:
Isramom brings our attention to a discussion about the changing of women’s roles in Orthodox Judaism.
Yoel Meltzer writes about Jewish identity.
The Rebbetzin’s Husband posts about the women’s section at the synagogue.
CosmicX posts about fasting and praying for rain, and about another’s journey through the shidduch world.
Israel:
Jewish Israel posts about missionary work in Israel.
Elise shares with us a special story of inclusion.
Esser Agoroth posts about the Israeli media’s political correctness.
Batya compares Bibi Netanyahu’s recent actions to an old game show.
Joel shares with us the latest about religion and state in Israel. Here is part two.
Esser Agoroth posts about Wikileaks and Israel.
Jewish Parenting: (This category was suggested by last week’s host, and I agree with her….)
Mrs. S. mulls over the decision over whether to send her teenager on the trip to Poland.
Batya over at Meander posts about abuse in the religious community.
Humor:
Batya shares with us her adventure, looking for the WC .
Susan posts about Jews in space.
Joshua Waxman writes about Yosef and stoning.
Benji’s back in town, and making us laugh again.
Personal:
Rikismom writes about heroes.
Batya at meander posts about Chanukah being the assimilated Jew’s last stand.
 
 


Homeshuling Hosts This Week

The Homeshuling blog hosts Havel-Havalim this week. Next week I will be hosting, so don’t forget to send in your submissions to westbankmama at fastmail dot fm.

Notable link for today - Muqata has a video on the dramatic UN vote on November 29, 1947.

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