Sunday, May 18, 2014

Jewish-Israeli Blog Round-Up, Behuqothai 5774

י"ח לחודש השני 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.
First up, is an important announcement:

Tomorrow (Monday) there will be a Benefit Concert for Rebuilding in Ma'aleh Rehava'am. The line-up includes Ari Goldwag, Shlomo Katz, Chaim Dovid, Sinai Tor, and more! Click on the link to see announcements in English and Hebrew for copying and distributing!

Daniel Pinner brings us Parashat Bechukkotay: In the eye of the beholder.

Avraham Ben Yehuda writes about the Torah Imbalanced. He also writes about Nisan, Iyar, and the Redemption.

Rafi at Life In Israel asks a different question, Is the Rabbanut responsible for the coming Lag BaOmer disaster? If I had been asked this question, my answer would be a resounding YES!

Rafi Farber writes about The Origins of Lag baOmer, the Original Israelite Tax Riot.

Avraham Ben Yehuda writes an Acknowledgement: Today is Lag Baomer. You will either love it, or you will hate it. I love it!

Meanwhile, Jacob Richman provides us with Educational Resources for Lag BaOmer.

Eliraz Fine from the Samarian town of Yitzhar asks, and then answers, the question, What's Realy Killing our Soldiers?

Batya at Shiloh Musings asks, Price Tag Vandalism, Who's Guilty? and writes about Bibi in the Bagel, Flanked by Bennett and Livni. She caps it all off with The Only Way to True Peace is Full Israeli Sovereignty!

In Making A Point, Tomer Devorah creatively describes the recent historical find in a very old, Israeli hospital. Make sure to click on the link to the news report afterwards to find out exactly what she is talking about. In, They've Lost All Control she reports on the grave situation in South Tel-Aviv, and what it means. Tomer Devorah then asks, Who Gets To Decide? I wish that everyone in Israel would read this, including the members of the State's government and it's "rabbis!"

How well do you know Renowned Israeli Author Amos Oz?

Yoel Meltzer writes about A Visit to the Temple Mount.

Dov Bar-Leib at End Of Days muses on The Ukrainian 2 State Solution.

Ariel ben-Yochanan at The Torah Revolution posts a video demonstrating that The State of Israel is Against its Jews and then talks back to a confused "activist" in On The IDF. Finally, he takes us on a brief trip into the future, to give us hope, in Amir Square.

See if you agree with Lizzie Flowers' If you love something, set it free.

Over at Me-Ander, Batya writes about how NCSY Changed Her Life, in honor of its 60th Anniversary.

 To find out who will be hosting next week, and how to submit your posts, join our Facebook Group!

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