Haveil Havalim #151- The P.S.D. Edition

Welcome to the 151st edition of Haveil Havalim, the weekly roundup of the Jewish/Israeli blogosphere. This edition is being sponsored by Jameel’s Waffle House where you can enjoy the best breakfast in Israel.

In just a moment we’ll officially launch the P.S.D. Edition, also known as Post Soccer Dad. We are in need of new hosts. If you are interested please contact me at talktojacknow-at-sbcglobal-dot-.com

There is a good chance that this will be updated and or edited throughout the day so please check back frequently.

And one more request, I would really appreciate it if you could help publicize this by placing a link to it upon your blog. I hope that you enjoy it. And now on with the show.


Smooth offered Prominent Arab Editor, PA Officials Blame Hamas for Gaza Crisis and 20 Years of Research Reveals: Jerusalem Belongs to Jews. Try reading Why Arabs Suffer at The Augean Stables. Sammy has a suggestion for Egypt.

Have you ever wondered Is Gaza occupied? Carl asks Where did all the money go? 40% of Gazans have no running water. Here is a Shocka: British taxpayer money supporting PA hate education.

Maybe you should check out the UN Human Rights Council’s List of APPROVED Gaza Solutions. Or Just Like Lebanon-Olmert Blows it In Gaza.

No surprises with this next story. Video: Pals fire rockets, mortars, guns at Israeli news crew. Akiva wrote A Tidbit of Media Honesty – Gaza.

Cosmic X shares Putting Pressure On Shas. Soon it will be The Yahrzeit of Ilan Ramon.
At The (not) Forgotten Prisoners of Zion you can watch
the Daughters Of Zion Video.

At Judeopundit you can read Qassam Brigades Info: “What if the Zionist entity executed its threatens and assassinated your leaders, How your response will be look like?

Hamas spent months cutting through Rafah wall.

Joshuapundit posted Hamas Destroys Another Section Of The Gaza Wall And Beefs Up Control Of Its New Stronghold.

From Fresno Zionism we learn Three myths about Israel and the Palestinians. From Mere Rhetoric Terrorist Wing That Had Been “Totally Dismantled” By Fatah Launches Attack, Murders Israelis.

The Jerusalem of My Soul and In the Desert of Judah.

Joe Settler wrote about the Diaspora and the Future of Jerusalem.
From an Urban Kvetch Birthrighters Can Now Share Israel Experience With Parents.

Eric presents The Israel Situation: UN Anti-Israel Bias Continues.
Soccer Dad presents
What the support says.

Solomonia shared Top EU official: Gaza siege not a war crime and MSM Plays Along with Hamas Photo Staging (Updated).

From Daled Amos In Gaza, Some Journalists Remain In The Dark.

The Sandmonkey says Gaza lessons and facts. After all there is a Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza.

A Mother in Israel asks Where are The Parents?. Israeli Satire Laboratory manufactured Government Crushes Insurgency in Sderot, Blames Settlers.

For a slice of life is Israel you might want to try Why am I Not Surprised?, Riding the high school application roller-coaster or Yosef presents Disengagement of 2008. Try taking a gander at Why am I Not Surprised?

Have you ever heard “Ma, we live in a slumAsk a Soldier’s Mother about Thermal Success.

From My Shrapnel we have Rugellach to Die For. Sometimes It cannot get better than this…
And now for More on Arafat’s blood hoax.

In the beginning there were billboards. Dan says Welcome to Tzipiyah.com!. Have you read Ice Man: Olmert freezes entire West Bank cold.

Rafi shared a shameful tale: Haredi man beaten in Bet Shemesh last night. He followed up with The letter I sent to Haredi MKs about Bet Shemesh violence.

DovBear blogged about it as well The victim’s words and A call to action.


Tamara blogged about Using Virtual Worlds to do a Mitzvah. And now a A Tale of Two Tu B’Shvats. Lvnsm27 also blogged about Tu B’shvat and so did Batya with Celebrating TU B’Shvat.

And just to be thorough here is one more Tu B’Shevat Celebration for your review.

Some titles beg for attention: Goat-manned outposts. And now for the Non-Orthodox News Round Up – The Israeli Edition.

TherapyDoc discussed Therapy and Religion. Attila presents Unintended consequences. Rabbi Neil Fleischmann ponders Hope and Think.

Here is some important information about How seating arrangements at weddings affect Jewish Geography.

DovBear wants to know Are women the blacks of Orthodox Judaism? Batya blogged about Moral Codes.

Yo Yenta asks Why Is This Bestseller Different from All Other Bestsellers?. I enjoyed reading
Myths About Judaism in Movies and Television.

Lubab wants to know Will Jews and Gentiles Ever Be Able to Join Hands?

And from A Simple Jew: Question & Answer With Shoshannah Brombacher – Painting, Chassidic Stories, & Classical Music.

Most days it feels like I am ready to tear my hair out, not cover it. Shira covered New Blood Libels.

Abacaxi Mamão had this to share about a conference: Overheard (and Learned) at LimmudNY 2008. Steg brings us this ditty “Baruch Hashem” Usage at Epidemic Levels, Baruch Hashem.

Dixie Yid provided New Seminal Work on Rav Klonymous Kalmish Shapiro; the Aish Kodesh and Learning Kabbalah: A Guest Posting by Rabbi Micha Golshevsky.

Seraphic Secret shared The Death of Education and Torah at Hebrew Union College.
Schvach says
Behold, Neither Slumbers Nor Sleeps…

Lion of Zion asks Is There Really a Tuition Crisis
? Heichal HaNegina has an awesome story about a great Rebbe, R. Yechezkel of Kuzmir.

Jacob wants to know Why the heck does it take so long? Ezzie offered Them Cheatin’ Jews.

Daf Notes learned Paying Up a Debt of his Fellow and Distinction between Charity and Returning a Lost Object.


At Jewschool they blogged about Obama’s Jewish “Problem”. Sammy shared Obama’s Scary Anti-Israel Advisors.

Friar Yid has issues with some people: Give me back your oxygen. Aussie Dave knows that the world is full of winners, especially The Darwin Awards. KRG shared it is 35 Years.

Elisson notes that listening to speeches is a cure for insomnia. Barbara blogged about Israel and Obama and Honor Killings. Ghandi is the topic of Schvach’s post The Descent of an Honored Reputation.

Soccer Dad’s post explains Why they hate us. Irina is out on The Lawyerly Front. Over at Atlas Shrugs you can read about an Anti-Israel rally and Obama: The Anti Israel Candidate.

Watcher reports Egypt: Border Guards Can Shoot “Palestinian Brothers”

From Bookworm: Britain’s descent into madness. Over at Plancks Constant you can read about The Right to Insult Muslims.


And now for posts of a personal nature.

We’ll begin with my post Streets of Philadelphia and then continue on to Elie’s post about Aaron’s Birthday – 2008.

Baila reminisced with 26 Years Later… Raizy explains Why Teaching Is Sometimes Worth It.
Fearless exterminators are needed. Read Giant Hornets and Bullet Ants and Bot Flies, Oh My and find out why.

Dan presents The right to be ambitious. Aidel Madel is doing The “I Can” Exercise. Shira is Steppin’ Out. Rabbi Sedley shared Anthrax Guitarist becomes frum?

I’d like to be exhausted for the same reason as Chana. It’d be nice to be a student again. I’d shout Long Live the Hydrox! Wolfish Musings are Frozen In Time. Do you have Chionophobia.

Here is a post about a different sort of movie A Light For Greytowers Premieres in NY!”>New Chick Flick: A Light For Greytowers Premieres in NY!

And from Canada’s famous Jewish atheist we offer Reflections At 47. Ocean Guy is sharing the Daughter Going Away Blues Shuffle.

Doesn’t everyone have a Kibbutz Love Story. Ok, maybe not like that one. JB has important information How Does STARBUCKS Deal With a Recession? Free Refills!

Dean has a link to the car for me.

Don’t forget to check out The Extreme Weather Kosher Cooking Carnival.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of haveil havalim
using our carnival submission form.

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  1. Jack February 14, 2008 at 4:09 pm


    Submit your blog article to the next edition of haveil havalim
    using our carnival submission form.

  2. yingerman February 14, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    So what are the rules of getting listed?

  3. BEAJ January 31, 2008 at 3:46 am

    Thanks for including me. I didn’t realize I was famous, nobody told me until now.

  4. Jameel January 29, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Jack: I havent had so much fun reading a HH since the time we went on tiyul to Tzfat.

    Next time, the (real) maple syrup is on me.

  5. therapydoc January 28, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Great job, Jack. You’re in the Valley?

  6. Jack January 28, 2008 at 6:09 am

    Thanks Muse.

    Shira Salamone,

    You are someone who should consider hosting HH. You have very diverse taste in blogs and would do a fine job at it.


    Thanks for your help.


    Thanks for the great content.


    Thank you.


    Thank you too.


    My pleasure.


    Never be afraid to submit your posts.


    Thank you.


    Happy to be of service.

  7. Lubab No More January 28, 2008 at 4:12 am

    Thanks for the link! Glad you found the post interesting.

  8. WomanHonorThyself January 28, 2008 at 1:46 am

    wow super roundup..thanks!!!

  9. Friar Yid January 27, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Thanks from me too, Jack. Like Shira S., I didn’t even send my post in (thinking, as I often did when Soccer Dad was running the show, that my little mishegoss would be too low-brow for such illustrious company).

    Now that I know the bar has been lowered, I’ll try to send more things in.


  10. tikkunger January 27, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Thanks for the mention

  11. Bennauro January 27, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Excellent sites and superb posts. Congratulations!

  12. Oxmyx January 27, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Nice job, Jack! Keep up the good work.

  13. Smooth January 27, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Great job, Jack – and thanks for the link. The HH baton has certainly been passed from one great HH maestro to another. Congratulations!

  14. Ben-Yehudah January 27, 2008 at 10:10 am

    B”H Great job, Jack! Congrats on taking over HH!

    HH #151 Is Up

  15. Shira Salamone January 27, 2008 at 7:11 am

    Wow, thanks for linking to my “Stepping Out” video post even though I didn’t send it in! What a delightful surprise!

    (It might be a good idea to list me as Shira Salamone or On the Fringe, in the future, since the J-Blogosphere also has a Shira bat Sarah to whom you linked here.)

    Also, thanks for reminding me to keep an eye on the “My Shrapnel” blog, to which Jameel at the Muqata introduced me.

    And last but far from least, thanks for convincing me to stop being lazy and slog through the 100-plus comments to DovBear’s “Are women the blacks of Judaism” post. There were links in the comments that were well worth following.

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