Sunday, August 24, 2014

Haveil Havalim Parashath Re'eh 5774

כ״ט לחודש החמישי 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.
First order of business... We still need hosts! Please join our Facebook group to find out more about how you can participate, including hosting. It's not that hard,...really!

Second order of business is a shameless plug for my buddy Dovid Farin, originally from Miami, FL, and from Jerusalem, who was recently spotted on the Israeli version of the reality talent show, The Voice. "Brother Dave" now advances to the next round!

(Tip: Life In Israel)

Third on the agenda is to let you know that while I was working on this edition, I heard rocket warning sirens in the distance, somewhere west of Jerusalem. I took a break to catch to rocket interceptions, and heard two additional explosions in the distance.

And now,...back to our regularly scheduled program....

Starting us off, is a post which I initially forgot to put in, a 3 Year Jewish Holiday Calendar 5755-5757 (2014-2017) by Jacob Richman.

Tomer Devorah writes on Parshat Re'eh: Of False Prophets and Idolators., and points us to The Essential Core of the Whole Torah.

Donny Fuchs at The Jewish Press warns us about Esau Rising: The War Against the Jewish Soul,...right in Israel, in our own backyards!

Eliyokim Cohen, Founder of Jews News warns us that Bombs used to kill Jews are still in Gaza, this war accomplished nothing.

I also write about Hamas: Connecting Some More Arab Dots.

IDF and the Laws of Warfare is posted at Yaacov Lazowick's Ruminations.

Wonder why Jews are beginning to feel isolated? Yeranen Ya'akov posts a Mashiah and Aliya Message from Rabbi Nachman Kahana.

Aviv Ben-Menachem asks What's Positive about IS[IS]? He explains how the Islamic State is a wake-up call - for Israel.

Batya at Shiloh Musings writes the Here We Go Again... Being Bombed by Gazan Arab Terrorists! What Protective Edge?. She also writes about ISIS For Dummies.

Gail Winston brings us Gaza War Diary Aug. 19, 2014 DAY 42.

Yeranen Ya'akov comments on the death(?) of Deif YM"S.

Ze'ev Ben-Yechiel tries Explaining The Hasbarah Gap.

Tomer Devorah presents us with a special message in A Few People of Truth.

Ester at It's All From HaShem tells about her Conversation with an Injured Soldier.

Batya at Me-Ander writes about Jewish Prayers as Pop Songs.

Ariel Ben Yochanan at The Torah Revolution reports on a friend of ours Efraim Khantis in Jail: Not A Private Matter. It will shock you to find out why he was arrested!

Ariel also comments On Daniel Tregerman's Death. HY"D!

Shmuel Sackett writes about what it will take for Israel to win in We Cease, They Fire.

MK Moshe Feiglin asks about US Aid: When does Israel get it? He also tells us how Zoabi isn't the problem; the Israeli Supreme Court is.

Debbie Schlussel reports on HAMAS Group: “We Muslims Are Behind Ferguson Race Riots; Help Us Mobilize Michael Brown Movement”.

Donny Fuchs at The Jewish Press criticizes the Kabbalah Centre in Talking To The Dead.

We still need a host for next week's edition. Could that host be you?


yaak said...

Thanks for the links

Batya said...

Esser, thanks for including my posts in your latest  Havel Havelim!

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