Sunday, July 20, 2014

Haveil Havalim Jewish-Israeli Blog Round-Up, Parashath Matoth 5774: What War With Gaza?

כ״ב לחודש הרביעי תשע״ד

Founded by Soccer DadHaveil 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.' Submissions may be may through our on-line submission form on, which requires you to log-in first.
Just to let you know straight off Batya at Shiloh Musings will be hosting next week's edition. You may start emailing her your submissions now to shilohmuse at gmail dot com! Posts should be from Saturday night to Friday afternoon....

Now, most people living in a country with rockets flying overhead would think that they are in a war. But, do Israelis? Let's find out...


Rabbi David Bar-Hayim teaches us about Yishmael: Pere Adam - Uncivilized and Lawless.

Avraham Ben Yehuda writes about Arab War Tactics and Human Sacrifice in the Bible.

Daniel Pinner writes on Parshat Mattot.

Dov Bar-Leib at End Of Days presents The Turtledove War: The Process of Kolot in Year 6, Part 2.

Rafi at Life In Israel reports on an Interesting Psak: Going to Ashdod for Sheva Brachos. (Ashdod is well within range of rocket fire from Gaza.)


Current Events and Life in Israel

Rafi also brings us this photo of the day...

IDF Soldiers protect a 4 1/2 year old boy during rockets warning sirens in Rehovoth.

...Make sure to read his commentary.

Yitzchok Meir, founder of the Jewish Unity Project, video blogs his trip to the south, taking only his guitar, humous, and some friends. In American terms, Yitzchok Meir is Israel's one-man equivalent of the USO, and he is on a mission to win the war against sinath hinam (baseless hatred)!

Tomer Devorah informs us of what is really going on behind reports of the mainstream news media in Thinking The Unthinkable.

Yeranen Yaakov writes on Rav Shmuel Eliyahu: "Thank Hashem for Miracles" and Explains Every חמס in Tehillim.

Tzvi Szajnbrun presents an interesting side to the IDF's current military Operation - Operation - "Tzuk Eitan" (Protective Edge).

Sara Layah Shomron, posting at Shiloh Musings, writes about Operation Protective Edge Your Way Around.

This Anonymous blogger begs Israeli parents Tell your Children to Come Home Before They are Sent Home in a Casket.

Speaking of the IDF, I report on Amit the Soldier and the Deafening Silence.

Donny Fuchs reminds us of the time when Wars were Wars and Men were Men.

The Jewish Fist asks dares to re-examine the popular question making the rounds, "Is Revenge Jewish?" He also brings us two audio posts, Loony Jews With Kipot and Obscene Defined.

See what Ariel Ben Yochanan experienced at Ben-Gurion Airport Under Attack. He also asks, What Are You? A Soldier of the State or a Jew, a Soldier of Hashem? and questions IDF military strategy in IDF Calls on 100,000 Gazans to Evacuate.

Sultan Knish chimes in with Winning the Moral High Ground is a Loser's Game.

Batya at Shiloh Musings has been Listening To Ordinary Israelis. She also tells us that Davka This Year, They had Planned on Coming to Israel. and writes about The Problems of Being a Jewish Mother Patriot.

Tomer Devorah asks What If It's All Distraction?

Ricki's Mom at Beneath The Wings shares with us first hand hand experience in A Taste of Life Under the Rockets.

Tzivia at Adventures In AliyahLand asks Know Where It's Dangerous?

Yocheved at It's My Crisis and I'll Cry if I Need To brings us Empowering Myself and Other People to Cope with War.

One of the boys recently abducted and killed by Arabs, Naftali Frankel hy"d, was an American citizen. I ask So What?

Meanwhile, Is Israel a Fashion Powerhouse? Check it out on Me-Ander by Batya.

Ricki's Mom at Beneath The Wings brings us a look at how we enjoy our grown children learning that we weren’t such bad parents after all in Like His Father, My Son

Jews Out There

Yeranen Yaakov reports on Turkish Prime Minister Erogan's Attack on Turkey's Chief Rabbi. Read this piece, and you will wonder like I have if things are really going down this time!

Shmuel Sackett follows this idea up with Don't Cancel Your Trip to Israel.

Debbie Schlussel reports that JetBlue Removes Pro-Israel Jews After Palestinian Complains. She also reports on the worldwide, anti-Jew violence in Kristnacht 2014, and on the death threat against her! That's right! Check it out in Jew-Hatred Tweet of the Day.

Tzivia at Adventures In AliyahLand asks When is the Right Time to Make Aliyah?

It's Broken Record Time: Jews! Get Out Of France!

Previously I posted a video from Rivky Stein regarding her marriage and request for a get from her husband Yoel Weiss. To be fair here is a post from Yoel Weiss, published at Daas Torah. 


Tzivia said...

Thanks for including me!

Rickismom said...

Thank you! Read many (though I admit not all).

Batya said...

Thank you so much for hosting and including my posts in  your  Havel Havelim.

yaak said...

Thanks for including my posts.

חזק וברוך!

Ben-Shmuel said...

Thanks for including my posts. Wonderful job.

Esser Agaroth said...

Thanks, everybody!

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