Sunday, November 18, 2012

Haveil Havalim #386: The Rockets Edition

ד' לחודש התשעי תשע"ג

"The Rocket Edition?" you ask. That's what people sent me, and that's what's going on, so I just went with it.

Founded by Soccer DadHaveil 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, jointly coordinated through our Facebook Group., and headed up by Jack.  The term 'Haveil Havalim,' whichmeans"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.'

Daniel debuts his site The Heart Of Adam with The Blessing Of An Enemy.

Tomer Devorah tells us about the month of Kislev in Chodesh Tov.

Shlomo at Thinking Torah provides us with Kislev Facts.

News and Current Events

The War:
Tomer Devorah wonders Is this the eve of a wider war?

Avi at Tel-Chai Nation reports on the 3 Lives Lost In Kiryat Malachi.

The Jewish Fist gives us his take on the war in Another Opportunity.  Eric at The Israel Situation reports that Israel Launches Pillar Of DefenseBatya at Shiloh Musings gives her take on Pillar Of Defense as well.

A Soldier's Mother tells us about ProportionalityBatya at Shiloh Musings brings us voices from the South in Sprinting To Safety.

Aussie Dave at Israellycool asks, "Where Do The Media Run To?"  Why "Concentration Camp" Gaza City of course!  He also reports that Sky News Falsely Claims Israel Violated Ceasefire and that Hamas And Its Supporters Keep Faking It.

Ariel at The Torah Revolution explains the Torah perspective on war in Quite The Opposite, Haver! and then asks "Why?".

Find out why the Israeli Home Guard does not want the City of Bet Shemesh to organize the absorption of refugees from the South, at least not officially.  See PSA: Preparing For Receiving Refugees From The South by Rafi at Life In Israel.  Those of you in outside of Israel might be surprised by the reason provided.

Sharon at The Real Jerusalem Streets brings us a photo log in Israel Under Fire.

Meanwhile, in the U. S., Debbie Schlussel reports that Obama Quietly Removes HAMAS Terrorist Muhammad Salah From Terrorist List. And he may get $1.4 Million in HAMAS/Qaeda funds, too. 

Lemon Lime Moon recommends that Israel Must Become A Mighty Storm.

To cap off the war theme, my Esser Agaroth brings you this cool, must watch, 10 video in When Rockets Fly In The Correct Direction.

Everything Else:
The Jewish Fist tells us about Rabin Remembered (audio/mp3).

Now that the U. S. Elections are over and done with, Batya at Shiloh Musings Prepares Herself (and Us) For The Israeli Elections.

My Esser Agaroth reminds us not to forget Jonathan Pollard.

Rafi at Life In Israel reports on the Kehillas HaMasmidim scandal in The Theft Of 48 Million Isn't The Worst Part.  He also expresses his concern that The 29th Of November Will Be Re-Written.

Life In Israel
Batya at Me-Ander shares Month Of Kislev: Chanukah Is On The Way.

Jacob Richman at Good News From Israel brings us English - Hebrew Chanukah Vocabulary.

Outside Of Israel

Debbie Schlussel reports that Harvard University Apologizes To Arabs For Israeli Buffet.  

Leora at Here In HP brings us Hurricane Sandy Highland Park In Review.

Rafi at Life In Israel reports that Oceanside Was Hit Badly By Sandy.

Regarding Hurricane Sandy, It's Time To Make Aliyah! That's my Esser Agaroth.
Oh yeah, and Anthony Reich at The Israel Situation reminds us that Barack Is Back - The Aftermath for Israel.


Debbie Schlussel eulogizes Sam Offen, Proud American Jewish Entrepreneur And Holocaust Survivor, of Blessed Memory.

Ester at Kosher And Frugal brings us a collection of posts in honor of World Prematurity Day - November 17.

Jack B. wraps up this edition with You May Call Me Lord Fat-Ah-Goo.

Ruth Palatnik of Beneath The Wings will be hosting next week's edition.  She asks that you personal message her through Facebook.  If that's not an option for you, for whatever reason, e-mail them to me at, and I will pass them onto her.


Unknown said...

Let's hope and pray next one will be after the rockets ended edition! Thanks.

Rickismom said...

Thanks, lovely job

Ben-Shmuel said...

Great job, buddy. Thanks for including me.

Avi Green said...

Thanks for including me too.

Jacob Richman said...

Thanks for the post and the link.

Chana @ Lemon Lime Moon said...

Thanks for including me. I didn't notice until I was linking to this post. What a nice surprise.

Batya said...

Thanks so much for hosting and including my posts.  You did a great job.

A Soldier's Mother said...

Very nice - really appreciate your throwing in my post! Here's hoping for a quiet rest of the week....

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