A blog carnival is a round-up of blog posts, sort of an internet magazine. Haveil Havalim is the most veteran of the Jewish blogger carnivals and probably one of the longest running blog carnivals there is.
Haveil Havalim, the international jblog carnival, was established by Soccer Dad, and was then run by Jack. Today it is run via the facebook HH page
. The term “Haveil Havalim” is from Kohelet, Ecclesiastes, which was written by King Solomon, who built the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and later on got all bogged down in materialism and other “excesses” and finally realized that it was nothing but “havel” (“vanities”).
I have always been hesitant about hosting Haveil Havalim, as I may be asked to give publicity to blogs which I disagree with. Please note that I DO NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH ALL THE BLOGS PRESENTED HERE!
Jewish Thought/ Torah Discussions
Yitzchak Sprung of "Think Judaism" discusses what type of philosophical mess we are getting into when we label someone a "heretic", in "You’re an Apikores!". Read, and be forewarned…….
Jacob Richman delivers a wealth of resources that can be used for educational purposes (relating to the holidays) in "Good News from Israel:Educational Stamps, Websites and Videos for the Jewish New Year" posted at the blog "Good News from Israel". Now is my chance to publically say "Thanks!" to him. I used resources from his blog more than once in preparing materials for Ricki.
And finally, I (Rickismom) give you a post "Blaming Ourselves",
(at this blog, Beneath the Wings), touching on how we try to rationalize every tragedy .
Political/ Current Events
Batya asks some pertinent questions in Shiloh Musings: About American "Consistency,"The Question I Wanted to Ask at Ruthie Blum's Book Launch
She also shares a telling clip from the Democratic Convention in "Shiloh Musings: Elul, The Month of Repentance:American Jews, Please Stop Worshipping The Democratic Party!" Both are posted at Shiloh Musings.
Life in Israel
Ima2seven presents "Stranger in a strange land…" posted at "Ima 2 Seven". An interesting look at life as a "returning" immigrant.
Ever-prolific Batya presents "They Sure Didn't Have These When I Was a Young Mother" (and she's right!) and also mourns the end of swimming in "Sad, Season's End". Both are posted at me-ander.
Ben-Yehudah presents "Pre-Shabbat Inspirational StoryAnd Music!" posted at Esser Agaroth. As he noted in his submission, this is "Something positive and upbeat "!
That's it for this edition, I hope we will pick up in amount and quality in the coming weeks.
With the Blog Carnival up and running, submitting posts there to Haveil Havalim is easy. Just be sure to register and sign in first. In case the carnival site is not working, go to our HH facebook page for information of who is posting and how to reach them. (Next week, Jennifer of "Adventures in MamaLand" will be compiling this roundup (and if the carnival site is not working, you can FB message her)!