Sunday, May 08, 2011

Haveil Havalim #315: One Wedding And A Funeral

4 of the Second Month 5771

Welcome to Haveil Havalim Edition #315!
Founded by Soccer Dad, Haveil 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 and coordinated by Jack. 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.'

A few bloggers seemed to think that I would not include their posts in this edition of Haveil Havalim due to previous expressions of personal differences of opinion. Well, I do not operate that way. I guess those bloggers failed to read between elephants the last time around. Oh, well....

Anyway, did anything else happen during recent weeks besides a wedding and a burial at sea? Let's find out....


New York's Funniest Rabbi Neil Fleischmann teaches us some things from last week's parashath hashavu'a in Emor v'Amarta.

at Life In The Married Lane brings us Torah Tuesdays: Good Vibes.

News & Current Events
Daled Amos reports on Some Of The More Likely Consequences Of A Fatah-Hamas Unity Government as well as Over A Billion In US Aid To Palestinians: Hey, It's Only Money.

Mr. Cosmic X
reports that Danny Rosen's Frivolous Lawsuit Gets Dismissed.

Elder Of Ziyon reports on The New Sham [Palestinian] Unity Agreement. He has discovered that the UK "Palestine" Embassy Has Wiped Israel Off The Map. This is a must see!

Yoel Meltzer brings us A Voice Of Reason From An Arab Dissident.

Batya at Shiloh Musings brings us U. S. And Europe's Foreign Interference, Nothing Has Changed Since Hitler.

Yom Ha'Atzma'uth (Independence Day)
First off, I am really glad that Jonathan Singer, producing here for AishVideo, sent us this very cute and uplifting video, "Wave Your Flag," in honor of Yom Ha'Atzma'uth. A diverse group of people are used in this video. Members of Ezra, the Haredi-Religious-Zionist youth group are also featured. I recognized a few people in this video. See if you do too!

Benji Lovitt shares a post about how he finds Yom HaZikaron (Israeli Memorial Day) and Yom Ha'Atzma'uth to be particularly meaningful in The Yoms Are Coming.

at Shiloh Musings brings us Part Of The Independence Process, I Pray and Israel Is A Small Precious Country.

Mrs. S.
at Our Shiputzim writes A Letter To An American Friend, strongly (and rightly so!) reminds us why we celebrate Yom Ha'Atzma'uth.
Jacob Richman
at Good News From Israel brings us a New Learn Hebrew Video For Israeli Independence Day. He also provides us with some additional Educational Resources And Cool Videos For Independence Day.

Ariel at The Torah Revolution shares his thoughts in If We Were Independent.

Life In Israel
Ruti shares the fun way she has found to improve her Hebrew in Ulpan Drama: Playing's The Thing.

Benji Lovitt knows There's Nothing Funny About The Holocaust But....

Rafi at Life In Israel reports that Haredim Increasingly Visit Har HaBayit (the Temple Mount).

Batya at Me-Ander shares The "Trigger" That Gets Me..., a must read for those of us in Israel who have made an effort to learn Hebrew.

I express my Esser Agaroth of disappointment in The Embarrassment In A City Called Modi'in (The British Royal Wedding).

West Bank Mama wants you to Send Her Your Aliyah Stories., for an Aliyah Round Up she will be posting in celebration of her aliyah anniversary (18 Sivan).

Isreview reviews Energy's Crunch Granola/Cereal Bar and Netivot And Flavored Waters: Strawberry-Banana & Raspberry-Vanilla.

Hutz la'Aretz
(Outside of Israel)
Life In Hutz la'Aretz
Allison Josephs, the Jew In The City, brings us In Charge of Your Time: Why the Children of Israel Were Enslaved Before They Were Freed.

Rivki at Life In The Married Lane shares Rebooting The Modem Of My Mind.

Elle at On Becoming Devoted shares an interesting, personal story related to Punk Rock in Oi To Oy. I recommend you read it through to the end.

The Rebbetzin's Husband provides us with another one of his Rules For Rabbis: Official, Not Officious.

The Rebbetzin's Husband pays Tribute To Stephen Harper, re-elected Prime Minister of Canada.

Lemon Lime Moon tells us of Lara Logan's Mistake (See Leviticus 18:3).

Elder Of Ziyon reports on Poor Madona: Kabbalah Center Is Under A Tax Probe.

Apparently a really nasty Arab terrorist was taken out last week. Here are the comments of several bloggers on the event. I placed this down below, so it would not dominant the carnival. I promised myself that I was not going to give this that much press by including very many posts. But, then they just kept adding up. So, here they are at the very end of this week's edition of Haveil Havalim, for you to pick and choose which ones to read.
Rafi at Life In Israel - Quote Of The Day from Former Minister Amnon Rubinstein
The Jack B. - And Justice For All
(...a must read for parents)
Friar Yid - Don't Be So Hard On Yourself
Sultan Knish - Arabs Ragefully Mourn Bin Laden
Eric at The Israel Situation - The Death Of Osama Bin Laden And Israel
Izgad - Farewell, Osama Bin Laden, Nice Knowing You
Tomer Devorah Feels Another Conspiracy Theory Coming On.
David at The Israelity Blog believes that Israel's Happy But Realistic About Bin Laden Demise.
West Bank Mama reveals her "secret communication" with Washington in Dear West Bank Mama.
Batya at Shiloh Musings - Bin Laden's Dead, BIG DEAL
Leah-Perl Shollar at the JLI Community Blog - Can We Celebrate Osama Bin Laden's Death?
Esser Agaroth - More Insanity From Diaspora Jews (Responding to the JLI Community Blog)


Check out the spring edition of the JPIX blog carnival, hosted by Illana-Davita. Use the on-line submission form to send in your photos for the next edition.

Susan Esther Barnes at To Kiss A Mezuzah will be the host of next week's Haveil Havalim. Please send her you posts via the on-line carnival submission form. In addition, Susan Esther's father recently passed away. On behalf of all Haveil Havalim bloggers...

המקום ינחם אתכם עם כל אבלי ציון וירושלים
May God comfort you with of the mourners in Zion and Jerusalem.

If you would like to host an edition of Haveil Havalim, please contact Jack directly at


Jacob Richman said...

Thanks for the links and posting.

Isreview said...

Thanks for doing a great job on the carnival and thanks for including my posts
חג שמח

Mrs. S. said...

Excellent job, and thanks for the link!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the link :) and this weeks carnival looks awesome - can't wait to start reading!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the links! I'm looking forward to reading the posts. :)

Friar Yid (not Shlita) said...

Thanks for the link!

Ilanadavita said...

Thanks a lot for the great job and for linking to my blog.

Batya said...

This was a wonderful Havel Haveling. There's a Comfort in Being Together on such a difficult day.

Chana @ Lemon Lime Moon said...

Thank you for including my post :).
I really appreciate it and all the wonderful links.
Good reading all of it.

rutimizrachi said...

Thank you, Ya'aqov.

Cosmic X said...

Thanks for the link!

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