Monday, August 01, 2011

Haveil Havalim #323 - The Mid-Summer Edition

Rosh Hodesh Menahem Av 5771

Last week both To Kiss A Mezuzah and I both received some pretty old submissions to Haveil Havalim, which resulted in our joint editions #322 and #322b. This appeared to be to an Internet burp or hiccup stemming from Blog Carnival's recent problems with its on-line submission systems. Apparently, Internet malfunctions do not discriminate based on religious or political ideology or gender.

Food for thought....

According our Fearless Leader Jack, Blog Carnival claims that the problems have been cleared up. How that explains how I received several submissions this week, I don't know. At least they were current submissions. I guess the burgeoning artificial intelligence within the Blog Carnival website decided that I would be this week's host, whether I was signed up or not. (Who recognizes the photo?)

That'll teach me.
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.'
Judaism & Jewish Culture

Mystery Woman presents The Forty Challah Bakers. Do you believe?

Velvelteen Rabbi present Tele/Presence, for the next time you read the newspaper.

A Chassidishe Farbrengen presents The Contribution Of Chassidus Over Kabbalah.

I give my Esser Agaroth on The Uproar Over Gwyneth Paltrow.


News & Current Events
Tomer Devorah uncovers Glen Beck's Christian Agenda.

...and speaking of Christians, Yisrael at My Right Word takes a look at another Christian perspective on the Israeli-Arab conflict in Those Bleeding Christians. He also reports on the Puttering Alon Pinkas Promoting Controversy, and reminds us of The 1947 Refugees.

Eric at The Israel Situation asks us to give Prime Minister Netanyahu a break in The Most Difficult Job In The World. Eric knows I think he and his blog are great, but I don't know that I can take his advice here.

Batya, the Shiloh Muse, tells us why she is A Member Of The Likud, But Votes Nation Union.

The Real Jerusalem Streets reports on the recent Ziggy Marley Concert, which she believes was a bit political.

What about being an "Ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) Plumber?" Mr. Cosmic X in Jerusalem tells about one such Plumber and Dan Margalit.

Shifra at My Voice In Israel reports on the housing protests in Ashdod in Tents Sprouting In The Sun. Batya at Shilo Musings reports on the Housing Protests In Jerusalem. Both posts carry photos.

Life In Israel
Ruti at Ki Yachol Nuchal! shares some personal reflections in Choices Made. By the way, Ruti, was that you and your husband I saw at the Jerusalem Central Bus Station yesterday? That was me, sitting on the floor, putting this edition together with the help of the free WiFi.

Fun Joel brings us Israel Mystery Photo #9. Can you guess what it is?

Shifra at My Voice In Israel brings us Dentist Duty & Canine Care.

Fun Joel brings us A Practical Post On Changing Money.

Daniela at Isreview reviews Tapuchips Chef Series With Chef Eyal Shani and Nestea's Exotic Flavored Iced Tea With Green Tea.

Hutz la'Aretz
(Outside Of Israel)

Mr. Cosmic X presents Amy Winehouse's Legacy To The Jewish People And The World. I wonder if you will think this post to be as controversial as I did

The Rebbetzin's Husband shares a blogging idea idea with us in Posthumous Posting.

Last, but definitely not least, Batya at Me-Ander brings us photos from the recent JBlogger Tweet-Up in Jerusalem. Can you guess who these bloggers are? I'll give you a hint. I was a no-show. Not surprised, huh?

Well, no one is signed up to host next week's edition. Homeschuling will be hosting August 7.

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


rbarenblat said...

Thanks for all your work on this edition (and on previous editions too) of Havel Havalim! Chodesh tov.

YMedad said...

Glad this is back and glad to be included.

Batya said...

Thanks for hosting yet another HH, and thanks for including my posts.

Jack Steiner said...

As always- much your help is greatly appreciated.

The Rebbetzin's Husband said...

Thanks for doing this!

Esser Agaroth said...

Thanks, Everyone!

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