ה' לחודש השביעי תשע"ה
Founded by Soccer Dad, Haveil 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. To find out how to submit your posts or to offer to host an edition, see the information provided on our Hosting Calendar. 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.'Tzivia at Adventures In AliyahLand will be hosting next week's edition. Send her your submissions by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rabbi David Bar-Hayim talks about Rosh HaShannah: One Day or Two?
Avraham Ben Yehuda enlightens us with The Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur Services According to the Vilna Gaon. I doubt that you were expecting this, but it is an important read.
Shmuel Sackett writes on What to Pray for this Rosh HaShanah.
Tomer Devorah brings us an important message in "Go Up to the Island and Don't Come Down."
Ben-Tzion Spitz writes about The Holidays, Again.
A Jewish Israel brings us Praising the Holy Land in the Holy Month of Elul.
Monitoring The Land
Donny Fuchs wakes us up to the Spiritual War In Samaria.
Tomer Devorah tells us that It's That Time Of Year (for the onslaught of avodah zarah in Eretz Yisrael).
Jewish Israel warns us that a Christian missionary and his family were able to "make aliyah." Gee. I always thought that this was reserved for Jews!
Jewish Israel also exposes the ICEJ's Colaboaration with an Israeli Messianic Missionary Leader!
I write about how Israel's Chief Rabbinate Understands the Real Threat from Christians.
Ariel at The Torah Revolution reports on The New and Terrible High Court.
I do the same in New Israeli Supreme Court Justices, Same Worthless Court. Then I criticize The "Unbreakable" New Israeli Sheqqel, in particular the new 50 sheqqel note.
Shemita - Sabbatical Year
Wondering how your garden and house plants are, and are not, affected during the coming shemitah year? Rabbi David Bar-Hayim vlogs (video blogs) on these very topics: Shemitah and Your House Plants and Shemitah and Your Garden.
Rafi at Life In Israel reports on Hetter Mekhirah done differently this year. Hey, maybe they finally got it right this time. Check it out, and you decide.
Batya at Shiloh Musings writes on Shemitta, Jewish Land Sabbatical, The Pros and Cons.
Life In Israel
Avraham Ben Yehuda teases us with A Strange Historical Trend.
Batya at Me-Ander brings us Scenes from Tefillat Chana, Shiloh Hakeduma, Tel Shiloh, 5774.
The Jewish Libertarian believes that Moshe Feiglin Makes a Mistake on Zero VAT, and elaborates in Why sales taxes do not affect prices directly.
Rafi at Life In Israel writes on Rejecting the Rule of Law.
And finally, we finish off this edition with A Soldier's Mother's Ending and Beginning Again...or...Their Aim Was True.