Best of The Jewish/Israeli Blogosphere-Haveil Havalim #261
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.’
It has been a busy week so my apologies if this is not up to my usual work.
Cosmic X blogged about the King David Hotel and Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations and the Jblogosphere. Eric covered it as well in United States and Israel Squabble Over New Homes. Don’t forget to read The United Nations: Let Us In!
Esser Agaroth wants to know Why Doesn’t Anyone Seem To Be Embarrassed By Joe Biden Now?
Batya asks Where’s Your Backbone, Bibi, The U.S. Deserves A Slap Back.From The Muqata BERKELEY STUDENTS VOTE AGAINST ISRAEL.
Yoav is back after a hiatus for his officer’s course. The dependable Joel Katz offers Religion and State in Israel – March 15, 2010 (Section 1)and two.
Over at Artzeinu he shares thoughts about the Negative Responses to his making Aliyah.
Go see Snoopy to learn more about Tammy Obeidallah: a self-portrait of an “anti-Zionist.”
Lady Light has the very cool story Israeli Company Develops Bio-Retina to Restore Sight.
Bookworm blogged about Obama and Israel.
You might ask Who Arranges The Seats. Yechezkel and I have a difference of opinion on the Conservative perspective of halacha versus Orthodox.There is literal and there is divinely inspired and that provides a world of difference, but we’ll address that at a later time.
My friend the Rebbetzin’s Husband shared This Is a Shul Rabbi which reminded me of some conversations with my father about what is appropriate and what is not. He also wrote How To Lynch Your Rabbi which also helped to remind me why I chose not to follow that path.
In The Pink wants to talk to you about selling Chametz and the Pesach Master Shopping List. And finally posts like this make me want to scream and berate people who exhibit sheep like behavior. Really, it is ok to help, Chazal said so. Ugh. People need help, you help.
Lo yodeya shared mi.yodeya – An online community for Q&A about Jewish life and learning. At Fear No Question they discuss how to determine if religious innovation is heading for the slope.
Speaking of surprises you might want to Watch Out!!!! And while we are on the topic of surprises we have another MOT who is celebrating a birthday and is interested in a special gift. Anyone want to help.
Therapy Doc wrote about Sandra and Jesse.
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