Sunday, January 29, 2012

Haveil Havalim 345- The Diversity and Tolerance Edition.

Today is my turn to host Haveil Havalim, a roundup of posts from the Jewish blogsphere, carnival style. I really received very few submissions so I added in one or two that I found as well….
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 Koheleth, (Ecclesiastes) which was written by King Solomon.
The site that runs blog carnival has been fuzzy at best as of late and has left those of us hosting relying on writers to join the Facebook group and check there for whom is hosting and to whom you need to email your weekly posts. You can still try to submit them through the “Blog carnival” page but I wouldn’t count on it….
When submitting posts, remember that they should be from the last week.

I dubbed this week’s edition as the “Diversity and Tolerance Edition”, because that was a common thread through most of the posts. [Although there was NOT a lot of diversity; we had no bloggers screaming out to censor (or worse) everyone who disagrees with them]...


At “The Real Jerusalem Streets”, Sharon writes about Tolerance.

Batya Medad at “Shilo Musings” writes about separate seating on buses, as well as issues of tolerance.

Eric of “The Israel Situation” sends us another piece about the diversity of people in Israel.

Rickismom (that’s me) writes about officer’s bars and pride.

And at “A Soldier’s Mother", I noted this post to bring to your attention.

And a definite LACK of tolerance is exposed ,by Batya Medad of Shilo Musings. (And I personally enjoyed one of the comments there as well….)

And a lovely blog over at “ima2seven” on a bat mitzvah speech is well worth reading. (and in it, BTW, she also requests a bit of tolerance….)


And I (rickismom) have posted a video which is (in my opinion) well worth watching. (About the single best thing you can do for your health.)

And that, I am afraid, is it. If we want Haveil Havalim to survive, we need more bloggers. And probably with more varied outlooks (although I personally was glad not to be traipsing out into public view any posts I had big disagreements with...(Which is why I never volunteered to do this job before in the first place....)
Have a nice week, everybody!


The Real Jerusalem Streets said...

Thanks, was certainly quite a week!

Sharon A

rickismom said...

Yes, I certainly DID have a very hectic last few days.....

Leora said...

Good job! Haveil Havalim has gone from being lots of political posts to being a few, some political, others less so. The overall tone is a little more comfortable for me than it used to be.

Batya said...

Mazal tov, thanks for this wonderful Havel Havelim. How did you find the time in your busy life?