Welcome to Haveil Havalim -The Year of Jack Edition. Also known as the Best of the Jewish/Israeli blogosphere.
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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 Qoheleth, (Ecclesiastes) which was written by King Solomon. King Solomon built the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and later on got all bogged down in materialism and other ‘excesses’ and realized that it was nothing but ‘hevel,’ or in English, ‘vanity.’
Go visit Rav Fleischmann who unfortunately lost his mother, Baruch Dayan Emet.
Aussie Dave blogged about Kathy Ireland and her feelings about Israel. Lady Light wrote and Sends Emergency Aid Team to Haiti. is Not the Problem- (Guess Who Is?)*
Mrs. S. discussed the confusion caused by trying to create a list of names in a post title Who’s on First? Over at Remember Jerusalem Sharon talks about winter getaways in Israel. On a side note I want to mention that I never understand why fellow MOTs like cold weather. We’re desert people.
At Torat Israel you can read PA Rejects Federation Proposal. Want to know the key to aliyah? Read Can you say “adaptablilty”? Sure. I knew you could.
And while we are talking about Benji (Chumus baby!) we need to provide support because he seems to have an issue with the metric system and real football, the American kind. One of these days the Big B and I are going to hash this out over Chumus. See, still working on maintaining my position as top dog for Chumus on Google. 😉
All this talk about Chumus makes me hungry, I could practically go to war over it.Soccer Dad has an interesting piece called From HAL To Chaim: Israel And The Robotic Age Of Warfare–And International Law.
MyRightWord suggests that and discusses doesn’t know her JabotinskyArab Non-Violence.
Yourish covered Idealizing terrorism. Omri put together Past Anti-Israel Diplomacy Makes Obama’s New Peace Push “Doomed From The Outset” Because Of Inflated Palestinian Expectations.
Over at The Augean Stables there is an interesting post,Ben Wedeman trying to undermine Israel on its Aid to Gaza: But even he has to admitâ€¦
The Muqata has an update on the IDF in Haiti. Watch the video: IDF Spox: Footage from Haiti (baby Israel). A Soldier’s Mother has information about Israel’s role in Haiti too. You can see it at Haiti Rescue.
I enjoyed Mottel’s Tale of a Table.It reminded me of my zaide, he would have had plenty to say. The family has been out of Vilna for a long, time but I sometimes wonder if the Vilna is out of the family. Food for thought.
Jacob has a list of educational resources for Tu B’Shvat. At Solomonia you should take a look at: ‘Lady Al Qaeda’ Aafia Siddiqui Wants Jews Tossed From the Jury Pool
From the midwest we have Being a Jew in C-U: Save a Life, Save the World. Batya has an opinion about The Advantages of the Traditional “Ezrat Nashim,” Women’s Balcony.
The topic of Jewish Philanthropy is covered by David at Those “Illustrious” Men Who Watch Our Money. Ask Batya about Jewish music or just read Chazzanut, Traditional Jewish Prayers, Can Be Fun!
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Over at Leora you should read Protect Children from Abuse.
With gas prices like this who needs a family car. Want a way to help Haiti? Go visit Ann’s Rants and leave a comment on It’s Delurking Day! Let’s chat, shall we? [Edited: 1$ per comment for Haiti]
Scary Mommy shared Murphyâ€™s Laws of Parenting.
From my son a video
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