HH #165 Happy 60th Birthday Israel

Convergence. That is the word that comes to mind. Too many events, too many holidays, not to mention my 39th birthday. Every time I look in the mirror I am shocked that I don’t see some 20 year-old looking back at me.

A couple more notes before we get into the meat of the carnival. If you are in need of an idea for a Mother’s Day Gift I have a few ideas.

1) Purchase one of the albums listed here.
2) If your mother is like this woman you might buy her an Emily Post book.
3) One of the inventions in this post might be right for your mom.
4) More stuff you just can(not) live without.

That should do it for now. If I come up with anything else I’ll let you know. Be sure to check back throughout the day as I will continue to update this.

Also, it would be greatly appreciated if you could help promote HH by mentioning it on your blogs. And now on to the show:


I am sorry that I missed out on the big barbecue at The Pina Chama. JTown Underground offered Happy 60th BBQ!! Speaking of barbecues Benji writes that his body is now 50% hamburger.

From Meryl On Israel’s 60th birthday: Optimism.

More birthday wishes can be found with Chris Matthews Wishes Israel a Happy Anniversary.

An exhilirating pictoral post from Mevaseret Zion on Israel’s 60th. Daled Amos has a cool Repost For Yom Ha’Atzmaut: Israel Meme Roundup.

Crossing The Rubicon provided Israel at 60.

The Waffle King is Unapologetically Zionist. The Rebbetzin’s Husband says I am TOO a Zionist!

EOZ suggests that you read the Daily Alert‘s collection of articles.

Tzipiyah shared Remember, today: Yom HaSho’ah, Yom HaZikaron, Yom Ha’Atzma’utÖ¼.

On The Face provided Israel at 60: Zeh Mah Yesh. Sara K shared Israel at 60 – An Oleh’s Perspective.

Ima on and off The Bima has a list of 13 Things I Love About Israel. Shira asks Would you Know a Miracle.

Tikkun Olam says *Yom Ha’atzma’ut ha-60 Sameach!

At Oleh Musings they are All Blue and White. Oleh Girl presents Ya la la la, Happy 60th, Israel!!!

Aussie Dave shared Reasons to Love Israel #467. Baila doesn’t have 467 reasons, instead she shared As Promised…..Sixty Things I Love About Living in Israel and 22,437.

DutchBlog shared Independence Day 2008 in Haifa. One Jerusalem shared Israel@60 In Pictures.


Gilly discussed celebrating from afar in Celebrating 60.

Ask Batya how Shiloh Celebrates Sixty!

The Sephardic Perspective provided Sephardic Contributions to the Development of the State of Israel.

This falls into the category of better late than never How to Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut (Even If You’re Not in Israel).

You can read one bloggers thoughts about Yom Ha-atzma’ut at Jewschool. From Elms In The Yard you can read When Israel Was Four.

On my blog I offered Audio fragments from Entebbe Operation Released.

Fiery Spirited Zionist shared The Real Story of Israel’s Founding. Freedom’s Cost offered Realpolitik and Israel’s 60th

Tel Chai Nation says Recently
opened archives show Arabs left Israel in 1940s and were not driven out

Jewneric has Musings on Yom Ha’Atzmaut.

From Daled Amos More Palestinians Are Killed Than Israelis–But Look Behind The Numbers.

Esser Agaroth provided A Revolutionary Idea: “Hashemcracy”

Smooth shared A Reality Check as Israel Turns 60 and It’s Not Apartheid.

Jewlicious blogged about iFest @ UCI.

Seraphic Secret shared 1948, Israel, the Palestinians: The True Story. Frume Sarah contributed It’s Not Your Decision!

From Esser Agaroth we have How The YeSh”A Council Thugs Celebrated Israeli Independence Day and Did I Stand For The Siren?

Bookworm shared A magnificent article about Israel.

It’s Almost Supernatural says Not Everyone is Celebrating Israel‘s 60th.

DovBear asks Is Israel a failure?

From the IRIS blog Peres: I Never Imagined Qassams After Disengagement.

Jihadwatch shared Israeli Leftist discovers jihad.

Mom In Israel has tips for Navigating an Israeli Supermarket. Soccer Dad has The necessary Jewish state.

Gila has Time. Some people should never be forgotten Eli Cohen The Hero of the Six-Day War.

Heichal HaNegina shared fascinating anecdotes about a Chassidic Rebbe’s passionate love of the Land of Israel.

This Normal Life asks What Would Be The Worst Thing?

Treppenwitz asked Which Came First – Terrorism or “Occupation”?


Lizrael has A Yom HaZicaron message or two and so does Lion of Zion. Life in Israel has a Yom Ha’Zikaron (video).

Leora presents Yom HaZikaron in Edison, NJ.

At The Aliyah Blog you can read Receiving a US-based Salary in Israel, Part II: Salaried Employee.

Someone get this guy a waffle. Or maybe you should just read You Know You’re Israeli When

Here are more thoughts on being Israeli.

My Right Word shared the story of Shmuel Katz z”l.

Don’t forget to check out 60 Bloggers and all of their special Israel coverage. Yid with Lid has his own carnival about Israel too.


Steg discussed The Conversion Dilemma. Ezzie offered Why Be Jewish. Cross Currents says Not Everything is Bleak.

Sometimes Peace Is the Problem. Imshin offered More dossi stuff.

Friar Yid has Shoah Thoughts. At The Velveteen Rabbi you can enjoy This week’s portion: Shall (Emor).

You might want to peruse Alto Artist’s post, 669. Holiness. Here in HP told the story of Ilana Shafir, artist, survivor.

A Simple Jew continues his Q&A sessions with the following post: Question & Answer With Rabbi Dovid Sears – The Spiritual Supermarket Mentality.

The Rebbetzin’s Husband blogged Rashi’s Daughters: Joheved – Myths and Facts, Part I.

Mottel has a four part series Pesach in Germany I, Pesach in Germany II, Pesach in Germany III -Dachau and Pesach in Germany IV -In the Land of the Lightstones.

At Hirhurim you can read Why Be Jewish? ADDeRabbi discussed Jewish Commemorations on Specific Days of the Week.

Tzipporah wrote Fences and Fields – A Mother’s Day Drasha. Shira explains what disturbs her at Not my favorite minhag (custom).

Frum Satire’s post is explosive just read I like guns- and I think every Jew should own one!

At JewsbyChoice you can read the story of First Abayudaya Ugandan to Become a Rabbi.

Writes Like She talks provided Guess I Missed It Department: NYT ad by Evangelicals urges Jews to convert.

Rabbi Sedley shared Behar Summary. Bangitout has the latest in Running Skirts.

Dafnotes has Once a Nazir; Always a Nazir. Jewish Literary Review has a review of A graphic
novel about Algerian-Jewish life.


Dry Bones has Hezbollah at War. From EOZ we have Saudis give UK universities $30m for Islamic studies.

Yid With Lid provides his post on Why Jews MUST NOT Vote for Barack OBAMA.

Omri shared Swiss Diplomats Bankrolling Iranian Economy: Why’s Israel So Pissed Off At Us?

Bookworm shared What I’ll be reading today. Samson Blinded says Never again, and again, and again.

Atlas Shrugs discussed Age Of Terror 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings Al Qaeda. From Boker Tov Boulder How ’bout … NOT?

Attila has the post of the day, er should I say the visitor of the day.

Solomonia has Daniel Pipes and Yaron Brook on the Threat of Totalitarian Islam (Video) and Mock ‘Checkpoint’ on the UC Berkley Campus.

Gateway Pundit shared Sick!… Obama’s Letter to Lebanon Echoes Hezbollah Talking Points and Obama Cans Advisor For Holding Talks With Hamas Terrorists.

Israel Matzav said European diplomats’ blame Israel for Hezbullah victory and If the US and Israel have elections at the same time.

BTW, you might want to see what the Sandmonkey has got to say. He is an interesting cat, check out The Beirut Media dance.

SoccerDad has the results with Council speak 05/10/08. Joshuapundit suggests the following Worth Reading – Short Takes, 5/09/08.

Ask TherapyDoc about When CNN links to you. Mommy is going meshugah says NOW who needs a Hebrew Tutor????

Blue Collar Jew writes The Community Where I Live is Appalachia.

Batya shared For Those Who Still Live. Someone spent too much time watching Grease, Summer Nights.

From Schvach Look What I Got in the Mail. NY’s Funniest Rabbi is having technical difficulties, HaRachaman Hu Yanchileinu.

IJN has a A mother’s day rant.

The title of this blog and the post I linked to made me laugh. Ima Shalom proudly presents Top ten reasons to get punched in the face.

Here at my blog one of the most widely read posts of the last week is A Loveless Marriage.

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