Monday, March 04, 2013

Haveil Havalim #400: The Post-Purim 5773 Edition

כ"ג לחודש השנים עשר תשע"ג
Founded by Soccer Dad, Haveil Havalim is a carnival of Jewish blogs -- a weekly collection of Jewish and 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. 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.'
Sorry, but there isn't any fancy introduction to this week's edition.  You have all been waiting long enough already.  So, let's get on with the show!

Daniel at The Heart Of Adam brings us The Heart Of The Kohen.  

Shlomo at Thinking Torah shares his thoughts on Parashath Ki Tisa in Spring.  A slideshow is included! He also addresses the issue of tax evasion in To Turn In A Thief.

Now that Purim is over, it is time to start thinking about Pesah (Passover).  If you won't eat qitniyoth during Pesah, then how about Peanuts And Qinoa? Rabbi David Bar-Hayim of Machon Shilo explains how.

Ariel at The Torah Revolution doesn't yell, but asks, "Moshiah NOW?"


Daniel tells us about being With The King In The Palace.

Lisa at Lamrot Hakol makes a detailed analysis, defending the Jewish tradition of the chronology of the events surrounding Purim in Contra Mitchell First. Again.

Donny Joszef at Deficit Of Attention talks about Purim Politics.  Did this ever happen to you?

Yocheved Golani brings us the Purim Parody (News) Paper.

Sharon of The Real Jerusalem Streets shares her Purim photos in Purim, Purim, And Still Purim?

Batya at Me-Ander shares with us her Purim Tree. Then over at Shiloh Musings, shes shares What Purim's Esther And Shiloh's Chana Had In Common.

I (Esser Agaroth) would like to know Am I Still A Racist?

And, no matter what your opinion is of Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef shlit"a, all of you will love this Purim Picture Of The Day!  It is brought to us by Rafi at Life In Israel.

News and Current Events:
Yoel Meltzer is Preparing For The Fall Of Jordan, and suggests that we do the same.

Aussie Dave at Israelly Cool reports on Nasrallah, Sick Shiite, while Judge Dan, also at Israelly Cool, reports on the Zionist Dead Rays, as well as Mahmoud Abbas's Other Precondition For Resumption Of Peace Talks.

By the way, it is the 10th Anniversary of Israelly Cool!  Happy Anniversary!

Avi at Tel-Chai Nation does not like it that Turkey's Premier Attacks Zionism.

Leah Aharoni, posting at The Times Of Israel, tells us about The Other Women Of The Wall.

Jewish Israel issues a Community Alert Regarding Missionary Infiltration, with a focus on the Shomron (Samaria). Stay tuned for Jewish Israel's next post: "Heads up Arutz 7: CBN finances missionary work in Israel"

Mrs. S. at Our Shiputzim shares with us Myths And Facts, and touches upon the IDF and the Hesder Yeshivah System.  Personally, I agree with most of what she states.  I must disagree, though, that the IDF sees Hesder the way we do.

Rafi at Life In Israel reports on a Proposed Law: Leave work early and spend time with the kids.

Meanwhile, Mr. Cosmic X in Jerusalem suggests that we Boycott Obama!

Life In Israel:
Sharon of The Real Jerusalem Streets provides a photographic report on the Jerusalem Marathon.

Ariel at The Torah Revolution comments on the recent Miss Israel Pagent in Dark Or White Skinned.

Brian Of London, posting at Israelly Cool, says We've Got A Full Battery.  Let's Go To Eilat.  See how you could have followed his progress, live.

Ha-Ha.  Isn't Mark funny?

Brian from Friends Of The IDF [FIDF] shares this iconograph of the FIDF's Description And History.

The Real Jerusalem Streets presents No Harlem Shake, But 12 Favorite Signs.

I (Esser Agaroth) make a "770" Sighting which Chabbaniks seem to have missed.

Jacob of Good News From Israel posted the results of the 2013 Computer Jobs In Israel Salary Survey. He also shares his New Video: Learn Hebrew Phrases - Haifa.

On The Outside
(of Israel)
A Soldier's Mother brings us Yes, Jonathan Pollard Again.

Daled Amos reports on a new revealing book on President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This book includes FDR's opinions on Jews and the Holocaust, which might just surprise you.

I (Esser Agaroth) defend fashion designer John Galliano,...sort of.

And, last but not least, did you know that the first Muslim elected to Congress acted as a representative to The Nation Of IslamAaron Klein brings us the full story.

Yocheved at It's My Crisis And I'll Cry If I Want To will be hosted next week's edition.  To submit posts for next week, e-mail her directly at

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Batya said...

Thanks, your hard work is appreciated. I'm glad to be included in your  Havel Havelim.

Mrs. S. said...

Great job and thanks for the link!

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