Monday, January 21, 2013

Haveil Havalim #395: The Israeli Elections Edition

י' לחודש האחד עשר תשע"ג

This week's edition of Haveil Havalim is pretty Israel focused (again), in light of the national elections this Tuesday.  Yet, I feel compelled to repeat my message of encouragement to those in the Diaspora (Exile) to participate in Haveil Havalim as well. 
While I was trolling scamming searching for posts for this edition, I found a long lost JBlogger (turned tweeter), who turned in one post for 2013 so far.  We'll have to see if he keeps it up.

So, if he can come out of hiding, then so can you! 

Spread the word to your fellow bloggers, and join us on our Facebook group to keep in touch with each other, and to keep up to date with this blog carnival.

Now, with all of our attention focused on these elections, I would like to ask all of us to take a few moments to read Crossing Yarden's post about his Beautiful wife Stella, who is battling cancer.

Then read Mama Blah Blah's Where's My Prize?

Then pray for their רפואה שלימה /complete recovery.

צוריה כוכבת בת שרה
Tzuriah Kokhevet bat Sarah

אריקה בת חווה אטה
Erika bat Chava Ehta


*Posting the above request and associated pieces is not to embarrass anyone (חו"ח), but only to bring us together in prayer.
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.'

Yitzhak at Think Judaism asks "Would the Ramban say the Ten Plagues are miracles?"

Daniel at The Heart Of Adam writes about The Land And The People.

A Jew In The City brings us an important Torah lesson found in everyday life in Wiping Out Strict Justice And Choosing Kindness Instead. She also shares a letter she responded to in I Want to Return To the Jewish Heritage of My Ancestors But I Don’t Know Where to Begin.

 Tu b'Shevat

Shlomo at Thinking Torah brings us Rabbi Moshe Vaye's Quick Guide To Checking Fruit in Tu b'Shevat Is Coming.

Jacob from Good News From Israel presents  some Tu B'Shvat Educational Resources.

The Real Jerusalem Streets presents photos of Tu B'Shevat Time In Jerusalem. Several photos of the recent snowfall are included!

The brand new blog Israeli Pundit reports on the recent call to Muslim prayer in the "Limousine Liberal," Ramat Aviv neighborhood of Tel-Aviv in You Gotta Love 'EmHe also warns residents of Yehudah and the Shomron not to make the same voting mistake over again, and expect different results in We Can Always Hope.

Batya at Shiloh Musings wants Likud and Bayit Yehudi (NRP) voters to listen carefully to what she has to say.

In my Esser Agaroth, ask "Who's afraid of Jeremy Gimpel?" and then respond with a resounding, "I Am!"

Daniel Greenfield, posting at Front Page Mag, thinks that Young Israelis Are Increasingly Turning Right.

Yitzchak at Think Judaism responds to the Sha"S Party's recent, controversial ad, criticizing the conversion process in the U. S.: Spiritual Racism: The Jewish Response To Shas's Prejudiced Ad.

Israellycool brings us an English translation of The Simpsons Guide To The Israeli Elections.

Avi at Tel-Chai Nation suggests that Obama is interfering with Israeli elections.  And, A Soldier's Mother doesn't like it When Others Speak... (for Israel), including Obama.

Meanwhile, what does Ariel at The Torah Revolution think about Israeli elections?  What A Waste Of PPE.

 News and Current Events
Avi at Tel-Chai Nation reports that Muslim squatters removed from E-1 construction site.

Batya at Shiloh Musings tries to convince the world that E-1 Is Not Some Poisonous Food Additive.

Israeli Pundit reports that missionaries have been beaten at their own game in Buying Into The Lie.

Don't think it's a problem?  Read Jewish Israel's report that a Major Global Prayer Initiative in Jerusalem calls for Israel to recognize Yoshke (יש"ו).

Aaron Klein critiques the views of U. S. President Obama's choice for Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

Ariel at The Torah Revolution gives us his take On Appeasing Terrorists.

Israellycool presents both his Apartheid Fail Of The Day and Palestinian Space Cadets.  I believe you will find that these titles are self-explanatory.

A Soldier's Mother discusses Israeli Profiling.

Life In Israel
Shlomo at Thinking Torah this section off with Saying Thank You.

Yael Yells Softly makes her Haveil Havalim debut, by bringing us her Israel snowfall experience in Little House On The Prairie.

Harley at Israel Seen reports on the recent beer festival in Tel-Aviv in Beer Deluge

Holy Land Vegan tells about her Last Meat.

And, don't forget to visit this month's edition of the Kosher Cooking Carnival, hosted at Frugal And Kosher.

Well, we do not yet have a host for next week's edition.  So, it could be you!  Sign up at our Facebook page.

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Jacob Richman said...

Thanks for the post and link.

Batya said...

Thanks for including me in  your Pre-Election Havel Havelim.

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