Sunday, April 14, 2013

Haveil Havalim #404: Israel Independence Day Edition 5773

ד' לחודש הראשון תשע"ג

Spring Holiday Season is upon us. Past, present, and soon to be holidays are all represented here, along with the usual Torah, news, current events, and slices of life posts.

But, first, don't forget to check in to see how Sam is doing at Superman Sam. Sam is the son of fellow blogger Ima On The Bima, not to mention a big inspiration!

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.'

Daniel Pinner, posting at Tomer Devorah, teaches us about Parshat Tzaria-Metzora in Afflictions.

Josh Waxman at the Parsha Blog gives us a video lesson on the first part of Parshat Tazria.

Daniel at The Heart Of Adam brings us The Social Contract And The first Four Tribes.

The Omer

David at brings us an Omer counting aid in the form of The Omer Widget. Looks like a great help in fulfilling this misswah!
Holocaust Memorial Day

Rafi at Life In Israel addresses the issue of this year's attacks on Haredim for not participating in the State's commemoration of the Holocaust in Seculars Desecrate Holocaust In Geula, as well as his take on those Haredim in Not Commemorating The Holocaust, with the State's set observances.

Then I give my Esser Agaroth (2¢) on why Haredim have every right NOT to participate.

Philip at Blood And Frogs tells us about going From Despair To Celebration.

Doni at Deficit Of Attention brings us Holocaust Humor And The Illusion Of Never Again.

Ahavah Ehrenpreis posting at Yaelle Yells...Softly writes a memorial in Suspended In A Gallery Forever In Washington DC.

Yom HaAtzma'uth
(Israeli Independence Day)

Real Jerusalem Streets brings us photos of this year's Airshow Rehearsals, posted at Israelly Cool.

Rabbi David Bar-Hayim of Machon Shilo video blogs the answer to the question, "Do frum Jews celebrate Yom HaAtzma'uth?"

Batya at Shiloh Musings reveals what Arabs are worried about on Independence Day in Don't Take My Picture! THEY'll Kill Me. Then see how she is Preparing For Yom HaAtzma'ut.

Jacob at Good News From Israel brings us some helpful Educational Resources And Cool Videos For Israeli Independence Day.

Israel Seen reports that Israel's Fallen Now Reaches 25, 578.

Real Jerusalem Streets at Israelly Cool Remembers Fallen Israeli Soldiers.


Ima 2 Seven, who will be hosting next week's edition of Haveil Havalim, writes about her First Pesach In Israel.

Erev Shabbath saw the passing of prominent Rabbi Ya'aqov Yosef ztz"l. I remember him with my I reveal Esser Agaroth (2¢).

Here's one the featured "Pictures of the Day" by Rafi at Life In Israel. This was taken after Jack Teitel's sentencing.

Here's Aussie Dave's not so funny, and probably not meant to be, Photo Of The Day (#103), here at Israelly Cool.

Tomer Devorah makes a connection between U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry's declarations and his Sinkhole Nation.

I reveal Esser Agaroth's (2¢) new, offensive rating system in Arab Rock Throwers And The Journalist.

Batya at Shiloh Musings explains why she does not understand former U. S. President Jimmy Carter is a recipient of YU Cardozo Law School's Advocate For Peace Award in Where's The Justice?

And Elder Of Ziyon reminds us when President Carter called Hafez Asad a close personal friend,...even after the Hama Massacre.

Jewish Israel responds to Michael Freund's article "When Christians Repent," and warns of the Vatican's impending take over of the Cenacle on Mt. Zion

Debbie Schlussel reminds us that Margaret Thatcher let Islam take over the UK, was an early pal of Arafat, and put pressure on Israel.

Life In Israel

Samantha at Derech Eretz Israel shares a story of how one child changed his entire family's impact on the environment in Five Year Olds Will Save The World. It's good to know that someone else is talking about the environment!

Rafi at Settlers Of Samaria tells us this is what would happen if Israel were under the gold standard.

Life Elsewhere

America's Funniest Rabbi show us a more serious side in this Haiku poem.

Hey, did anyone see this movie? Snoopy The Goon at Simply Jews tells us about "Jews Got Money?"

Send your posts for next week's edition to ima2seven at gmail dot com, with "HH" in the subject line.

That's a wrap!

1 comment:

Batya said...

Thanks so much for hosting this Havel Havelim, including my posts and all you have been doing to keep the greatest jblog carnival going.

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