Hey, out there in the J-Blogosphere!
Last week, the Blog Carnival website appeared to have bumped up a lot of blog post submissions, it apparently had been holding back. It finally decided to "bare the shame" rather than "bare the pain," or however that really tacky expression goes.
Well, before I could get started I saw that To Kiss A Mezuzah had already picked up the ball, and put together an edition from the submissions she received from the Internet burp which came her way. Check it out. It's the "Make Up Edition."
Since I had already made a commitment to our Fearless Leader Jack, to put out at least some kind of edition, here I am.
To Kiss A Mezuzah did not include posts which were older than a month, which is cool. I decided to throw everything in. The only posts I did not include were the ones that were not already included in her edition, as well as posts which I remembered appearing in a previous edition, avodah zarah (eg. Christianity), spam,...oh yeah,...and posts which bash one group of Jews for no apparent reason. That is called sin'ath hinam (baseless hatred).
At least when I bash certain groups of individuals, right or wrong, I state reasons for it, which can then be scrutinized and debated. Hey, sometimes I even admit that I made a mistake. How 'bout that?
Food for thought...
It appears that we incurred two distinct burps containing different posts.
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.'According to our Fearless Leader, Blog Carnival claims to have cleared up its hiccup (and burping, too, I hope) problem. No doubt, I inadvertently included some repeats. Oh, well. I doubt the authors will mind.
We shall see about that....
Before we begin, there is one more important announcement. J-Tweets is presenting Tweet Up In J'lem with Hadassah ("In The Pink") Milner & William Daroff. I mention this here since many of you are "tweeters" as well as bloggers. It looks like J-Bloggers Benjy, Batya, and Rafi may be in attendance. Who knows, maybe even yours truly will finally reveal himself!
Why, this could be as good as an International Jewish and Israeli Bloggers Convention! What ever happened to this annual event anyway?
So, anyway, here it is, the "Make Up Edition Supplement."
Josh at The Pasha Blog presents The Divrei Chaim on the Or HaChaim's Ruach HaKodesh , as wand The Or HaChaim, That We No Longer Have Ruach HaKodesh.
Yehoshofat Oliver at A Chassidishe Farbrengen brings us Refining Sparks: An Individual Mission and Revealing The Inner Harmony Behind The Conflict Of Souls.
Tomer Devorah discovers Who Is A "Righteous Gentile?" ...and who isn't.
First of all, EVERYONE, and I mean EVERYONE, must immediately go to check out this Photo Of The Day posted by Rafi at Like In Israel.
Tomer Devorah warns us about Glen Beck in Glen Beck Is On Mission From God, or so he thinks.
I provide my Esser Agaroth on Glen Beck in Glen Beck, Insane Jews, And The Universe.
Life In Israel
Mr. Cosmic X in Jerusalem presents Part III in his series Social Stratification in the Orthodox Jewish Community: FFBs, BTs, and Geirim You may want to read Parts I and II first.
Batya at Shiloh Musings tells us about Which Type Of Israeli Youth Wants Combat In The IDF.
Ruti at Ki Yachol Nuchal! presents Unity: The Peace Of Strength And Valor, Take Two.
Jacob at Good News From Israel brings us Photos Of The English Speakers Summer Kick Off Event and Photos And Videos Of The AACI 4th Of July Celebration In Jerusalem. Photos and videos can never be too out of date to look at!
Daniela at Isreview reviews Feldman's Pomegranate Sorbet Yogurt Pop and Tapuzina Summer Herbal Infusion Drinks.
Mrs. S. at Our Shiputzim gives us Heblish, From The Mailbag Edition.
Israelity shares a few posts: Brian's Israeli iPhone App Climbs To #52 In Two Days, Then Gets Taken Down and David's bittersweet An Eternal Home In Israel.
Katie from the Tripbase Travel Blog presents beautiful photos from Israel from a variety of photographers in Photo Essay: Colors Of Israel. We will call this a "guest post," as it is not a specifically Jewish or Israel related blog, but rather an Israel related piece, which I thought was worth inclusion.
(Outside of Israel)Miriyummy brings us Unique, the tale of her reunion with friends from high school, topped off with her white chocolate halvah recipe.
Israelity's Jessica reports some good news (no matter what anyone else says) in Natalie's Alef. Another Jewish baby has been born into the world!
Well, no one is signed up to host next week's edition. Homeschuling will be hosting August 7.
If you would like to host an edition, please contact Jack directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.