י"ז לחודש השמיני תשע"ד
First off, please check out last week's edition of the round-up at Shiloh Musings: Get yourself going Edition,...which I neglected to blog last week, when I should have. Sorry, Batya.
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, 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.' Submissions may be may through our on-line submission form on BlogCarnival.com, which requires you to log-in first.So, during Shabbath dinner, which I often host at my Downtown Jerusalem apartment, I brought a hammer upstairs, along with something else hidden in my hand...
Esser Agaroth: So. Do you supposed that this (the hammer) is muqseh?...as which point I take the hidden pistachio nut out of my other hand, and attempt to crack it open with the hammer. The nut went flying, bounced on the floor, and then buried itself deep underneath my living room couch.
Daniel: (calmly) I would say that it is the epitome of muqseh.
Esser Agaroth: Except?
Daniel: Except for when it is used for a permissible Shabbat purpose.
Albeit "permissible," I was apparently not to eat that pistachio nut that evening.
Why am I sharing this with you?
On with the show...
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The Latest Pogrom against Jews,...by the State of Israel!
Israeli Appelate Court Releases Yitzhar Resident
Yitzhar Residents Released after Refusing to Pay a Fine
The IDF is a Joke
Rally Against Arabs Attacks in Bet El
Israeli Municipal Elections
Life In Israel
Torah Revolution vs. Dry Bones Continues
Things that are Weird in Israel #3: Fireworks
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Sacrificing Sacred Cows - Exchanging Gentile Christianity for "Jewish" Christianity
Jumping The Geula Gun
A Response to Jumping the Geula Gun