Sunday, October 20, 2013

Jewish and Israeli Blog Round-Up: Heshvan Full-Moon Edition

 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 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. 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, 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?

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. 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.

Albeit "permissible," I was apparently not to eat that pistachio nut that evening.

Why am I sharing this with you?

Why not?

On with the show...

Parashat Vayeira: A tale of two brothers

Yitzchak's Compliance

Rav Ovadiah Yosef ztz"l
Discussion With Moshe'la: Now We Are Orphans

Rabinfest 2013!
Rabinfest 2013 

Shimon Peres at Rabinfest 2013

The Land of Israel
Judaism Made Simple
The Struggle for the Land of Israel - Don't Wait!

Jewish "Rights" to Har HaBayit (Temple Mount)

The Latest Pogrom against Jews, 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
Jerusalem Municipal Elections for Dummies

Beth Shemesh Mayor's Race: An On-Line Debate,...sort of 

Life In Israel
Torah Revolution vs. Dry Bones Continues
Things that are Weird in Israel #3: Fireworks

Spiritual Ladies' Room

Our Neighbors
Think About It 

Christian Threat
Sacrificing Sacred Cows - Exchanging Gentile Christianity for "Jewish" Christianity

Jumping The Geula Gun 

A Response to Jumping the Geula Gun

The Exile
Portrait of Jewish Americans 2013

What's Wrong with Hamas's Tunnel Making? 


Batya said...

Thanks so much for hosting and including me in your  Full Moon Havel Havelim.

Anonymous said...

B"H - I thanked you for the inclusion privately, but hey, why shouldn't I thank you publicly?

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