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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rikismom writes about heroes.
Batya at meander posts about Chanukah being the assimilated Jew’s last stand.


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Batya
    Dec 04, 2010 @ 20:11:08

    Absolutely delicious! Thanks for including my posts. Chag Urim Sameach!

  2. Risa
    Dec 04, 2010 @ 22:35:21

    Wow, bright and early! Thanks for the link.

  3. Trackback: Weekly Review, Chanukah Style » Here in HP, Highland Park, New Jersey blog
  4. Independent Patriot/Elise
    Dec 05, 2010 @ 13:19:02

    Thank you for including all of my posts. Chag Sameach.

  5. Mrs. S.
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 12:37:10

    Great job! Thanks for the link, besurot tovot, and happy Chanukah!

  6. Ben-Yehudah
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 21:40:13


    Thanks for hosting, and for includingall of my links!!

    Hanukkah Same’ah!

    Haveil Havalim #294 Is Up!

  7. Yosefa
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 21:47:43

    How do I get in on the Havel Havalim fun? I posted about Chanukah here: http://nonrecipe.blogspot.com/2010/12/miracle-of-oil.html

  8. Susan
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 16:31:10

    Yosefa –
    You can submit an article at http://blogcarnival.com/bc/submit.php

    West Bank Mama –
    Thank you for including my post. I’m curious why you changed the title of my post from “Orthodox Jews in Space” to just “Jews in Space,” when it was about a novella that specified Orthodox Jews and no other denomination? I suppose it might have just been an oversight, but if not, I’d like to know what your thinking was on that. Thanks.

  9. westbankmama
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 08:27:20

    Susan – it was just an oversight…I found that I was a lot busier during Chanukah than I anticipated so I did HH pretty quickly…

  10. Susan
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 16:39:01

    Ok, cool. I hope things are getting a little less busy for you now that Chanukah is over!

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