Sunday, March 30, 2014

Jewish-Israeli Blog Round-Up, Parashath Tazri'a/HaHodesh 5774

 כ"ח לחודש השנים עשר תשע"ד

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.

Adventures In AliyahLand will be hosting next week's edition. Please send your submissions directly to her via e-mail at

Daniel Pinner writes on Parashat Tazria/Shabbat Hachodesh: Blood of Redemption.

Avraham Ben Yehuda teaches us about The Chiastic Structure of the Conclusion of Tzaw and the Beginning of Sh'mini.

Rabbi David Bar-Hayim, Rosh Machon Shilo, asks, "When is it time to Jettison a Minhag?"

Rabbi Lazer Brody at Lazer Beams reports that according to Rabbi Moshe Shernbuch: We Hear The Footsteps of Mashi'ah.

News and Current Events
Rafi at Settlers Of Samaria reports on his personal Adventures with Yishmael on Har Habayit - Riot on the Temple Mount.

I write What's In A Name? Part 2: Names.

Tomer Devorah reports that They want to destroy Yiddishkeit, and Only HaShem's Army can win.

Ariel at The Torah Revolution asks, "Wouldn't it have been nice to have a Jewish Army?" and shares a video on the IDF's Uselessness.

Eitan at A Jewish Israel shows how MK Moti Yogev says what Jonathan Pollard is thinking.

Daniel Pinner reports on Harvard University students' pilgrimage to the grave of mass murderer Yassar Arafat ysh"w in Not Only Harvard...

A Soldier's Mother gives us her take on this event as well in Fine, Sorry.

Abigail at Israel21c reports on how Israeli shoes put high-tech in your step.

Life In Israel
The saga of the journey to Renouncing My American Citizenship Continues.

Also, It's Broken Record Time: Western Values and sensibilities are not one and the same with Jewish one.

Ester at It's All From HaShem shares a fictional short story with us, The Sin Of Silence.

Yael Shahar shares with us Anniversaries, an excerpt from A Dammaged Mirror.

Yocheved Golani at It's My Crisis and I'll Cry if I Need To updates us on her studies in A Medical Coding Update in my Life.

Ernesto at Tel-Aviv Israel Tours shares Give My Love to Rehov Allenby.

Jews News posts a video of a river coming to life this month in the Israeli desert. It seems to be part of the unique climate and precipitation cycle in this desert.

Rafi at Life In Israel reports on two items which I am sure that you will all be happy to know. The price of gefilte fish has come down in the face of a threatened ban on it, and The Rolling Stones are coming to Israel.

Batya insists on posting about American Football in Israel at Me-Ander.

Israel Brews and Views brings us Another Voice From Taybe [Beer], which includes some insight into beer-brewing politics in the heavily Muslim, Shomron and Yehudah (Judea and Samaria).


News and Current Events
Tomer Devorah demonstrates how The Whole World has become Egypt.

Batya at Shiloh Musings investigates The Pollard Distraction, Will Obama free a loose cannon? She also writes, "Americans, I have only one thing to ask of you."

Jew-Hatred For Evangelicals is reported by Robert at Seraphic Secret.

Life In Exile
It's Been 103 Days since the passing of Superman Sam. As always with this blog, easy access to tissues is recommended.


Batya said...

My son is a star player, so of course I write about football.

Esser Agaroth said...

Fine. Since you're a mother, I'll let you off the hook.


Anonymous said...

B"H - Thanks for the inclusion!

Batya said...

Thanks for posting and including my links in Havel Havelim. me-ander: Busy Blog World, HH on Esser Agaroth

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