Sunday, May 6, 2012

Havel Havelim #358

    Again I am hosting “Haveil Havalim”, a roundup of posts from the Jewish blogsphere, carnival style. 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 Facebookgroup 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 “ Blogcarnival” page but I wouldn’t count on it….

When submitting posts, remember that they should be from the last week.

[Disclaimer: My posting of Havel Havelim does not mean that I agree with every viewpoint of these blogs.]

   Well, I can start out with the good news that I received many more submissions than the paltry few which were sent to me last time, in January. So here we go!


   - With elections in the air we will probably inundated in coming weeks with posts in the sub-category of “POLITICS”.  And the ever-prolific blogger Batya Medad of Shiloh Musings has kicked the ball off with 2 posts, “The PoliticalPressure Against….” and “Tsippi Livni Quits…
[Batya also reminds of the monthly Rosh Chodesh gathering at Tel Shiloh...]

   -ESSER AGAROTH at (where else?)ESSER AGAROTH comments on “More Co-dependent Idiocy From the IsraeliGovernment”

Memorial/Independence Days

Sharon Marks Altshul, blogging at “The Real JerusalemStreets

gives us three pictorial blogs of recent events in Jerusalem:

Paula (at “A Soldier’s Mother”) 
In her touching post “How Far We Reach” speaks about the Post-Army service period… but there’s more. (I don’t want to spoil it for you.)

Ruti at “Ki Yachol Nuchal” shares in “The Wrong Time to Dance” 
a view that surely the dancers did not want to share. In addition she writes a poignant post (and of some Israeli pride) in her “ You Can’t Keep a Good Jew Down”

Yoel Meltzer blogs at  “Towards a New JewishMindset” and gives us a dvar TorahWhat is the “holiness” ofthe Shabbat?” 

 -Sara Brown at “AJew in the Rain”, (a blog which somehow, I’ve missed discovering until now….) shares and comments on an intriguing photo, in her post “InvisibleJudaism”   

   -This week, Susan Barnes from “To Kiss a Mezuza” 
takes the prize for “intriguing post title” with her post“How to Blow up a Demon”.

    - And Susan’s post prompted me (“Rickismom”) to sit down and write a post that had been percolating in my mind for a while: “Perceptions of Our Challenges”   (at Beneath the Wings)
       [Believe me, I was tempted to call my post “Blowing up Demons, continued”, but that would be plagiarism. I have to learn from Susan how to write post titles……..]


 At Trip’nUp (another new blog for me) Trip’n Mommy writes about  “Loving Life InIsrael: Raining Hope”

Ester (“Northern Lights”) at “Frugel and Kosher” blog gives us a post “Online Shopping

The Yiddishe Cup presents his view of the shidduch scene with ”SeminaryBrainwashing #1”

  That’s it for this week!

   Susan Barnes of “ToKiss A Mezuza”  will be hosting next week’s HH. You can PM her on facebook with submissions. 


rutimizrachi said...

Very nicely done, Rickismom. May this effort count in all of your many kindnesses toward a refua shelaima for your dear one.

Susan B said...

Thank you so much for the compliment. It would have been fine if you titled yours "Part 2." I love your insights about the mountain and the thread.

Batya said...

Rickismom, thanks so much for your hard work in putting together this great Havel Havelim. Thanks for including me. And maybe someday you'll also take on KCC...

Esser Agaroth said...

Thanks for hosting, and for including my submission.

BTW, the HH submission site is working!!! Yeah!!! :-)

Haveil Havalim #358 Is Up!