Monday, July 11, 2011

Haveil Havalim #321 - Better Late Than Never

10 of the Fourth Month 5771

Welcome to Haveil Havalim Edition #321!
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.'
Something seems to be up with Blog Carnival's on-line submission system OR no one is interested in being included in this week's edition (besides The Rebbetzin's Husband) OR everyone is boycotting HH when I host. How's that for paranoid, self-centered grandiosity?

I did not receive any submissions, save for the two from TRH left as a comment on this blog.

What's going on?

Under the circumstances, I did the best that I could, searching for pieces from regular contributors and hosts, as well as from my usual reads.

Regardless of any problems from the Blog Carnival on-line system, WE NEED HOSTS. Please consider hosting an edition. As you can see, this week's edition is very short, and late. Whatever you are able to produce will be welcomed. Many of the previous hosts, myself included, would be happy to give you assistance and support. Thank you for considering the opportunity!

Today (9 Tammuz) was the ninth anniversary of [one of] the French Hill bomb attacks. As a survivor of this attack, I feel a certain obligation to keep the memory of this event alive. This edition is dedicated to the memories of those Jews murdered in the attack:

Haveil Havalim #321 - Better Late Than Never Edition


The Rebbetzin's Husband opines on Israel's Chief Rabbinate in Part I - Our Love For The Chief Rabbinate of Israel and in Part II - Our Disappointment In the Chief Rabbinate Of Israel.

And speaking of rabbis and the State of Israel, Tzippora Pinner investigates The King's Torah: A Clash Of Values. What was behind the arrests of two prominent rabbis in Israel, Rabbi Dov Lior (Hevron-Qiriyath Arba) and Rabbi Ya'aqov (ben Ovadiah) Yosef (Givath Moshe)?

Rafi at Life In Israel reports on Jews Returning To Jericho. He also has several videos on his blog this week, including one from Shlock Rock and one from Leonard Cohen.

Rafi also reports on Suing To Give Out Free Food At The Kotel.

Mr. Cosmic X In Jerusalem writes about Social Stratification In The Orthodox Jewish World.

Joe Settler @ The Muqata reports on the controversy surrounding a video comparing Israeli military and police with Nazis, the Jewish "N-word."

Ariel at The Torah Revolution wants you to Keep Your Hands Off His Shabbat!

Ruti Mizrachi at Ki HaKol Nuchal! asks How Much Can You Buy With 100 Sheks?

I took my first shot at live blogging when I reported on the Demonstration For Nahla'oth Families.

Hutz la'Aretz
(Outside of Israel)

This story really bothered me when I saw it. Jewish Orthodox Woman Faces Jail Time For Vegetable Garden. Where are the environmental activists? Where are the healthy eating advocates? Why aren't they rallying to her side? If you have more information on this story, please leave a comment.

Frume Sarah thinks back to her love of The Brady Bunch in There's A Story....

Ima On The Bima reports her experiences from camp this year in A Little Bit Artsy and Skipping Away.

To Kiss A Mezuzah tells us about how she Was Trying To Do The Right Thing this week.


Don't forget to check out the Tammuz edition of the Kosher Cooking Carnival at Cooking Outside Of The Box.

Susan Esther Barnes at To Kiss A Mezuzah will be the host of next week's Haveil Havalim. Please send her your posts via the on-line carnival submission form.

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


The Rebbetzin's Husband said...

Thanks for doing this. I'm guessing I'm the only one who submitted that way because most didn't notice your comment on the HH posted at Frume Sarah last week.

Rebecca Einstein Schorr said...

Thanks so much for all the additional work this week. I had the same issue last week. So I know the kind of time and effort you gave to pull this together.

I especially appreciate being included, given that I didn't send you a link. We are preparing for The Big Move to the other coast and it has been a bit crazy here at Beit Frummie.

Cosmic X said...

Thanks for linking to me!

Batya said...

Blog carnival seems to be failing. Good Havel Havelim #321 worth more than 10 Agoroth.

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