Sunday, March 09, 2014

Jewish-Israeli Blog Round-Up (AKA: Haveil Havalim): Parashath Wayiqra (Vayikra)

ז' לחודש השנים עשר ב' תשע"ד

Founded by Soccer DadHaveil 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, 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.

Daniel Pinner, posting at Tomer Devorah, presents Parshat Vayikra: From the Desert to the Ends of the Earth.

The Rebbetzin's Husband shares a thought on Parshat Vayikra in A Time to be Silent, and a Time to Speak Up.

Yael Shahar at A Damaged Mirror posts Parshat Vayikra: Guilt And Closure.

Ariel at The Torah Revolution hosts a Torah lecture which was given in support of the last Jew on one of Shomron's (Samaria's) hilltop communities, Brachah West, next to Har Brachah. The rest of the Jewish residents have left, due to the Christians moving in. That's right, Christians: The Last Remaining Jew.

Tomer Devorah lets us know that Prayers for Jonathan Pollard are Urgently Needed!

Avraham Ben Yehuda reminds us that Jew Against Jew? That's Nothing New.

Eitan at A Jewish Israel writes about the IDF: The Most Humaine Army in the World. It also seems like he beat me to it in It's Not About the Charedim Serving, Silly.

Aryeh Comes Home shares his take in Protesting The Protest.

I think I might have gone somewhat deeper into the issue than Eitan, and Aryeh may disagree, but The Haredi Draft has Never Been about the Haredi Draft.

Furthermore, it seems that Tzohar Rabbi Rafi Fueurstein and I have been reading different Ramba"ms. regarding the issue of whether serving in the IDF is a misswah or not.

Rafi at Life In Israel went to the Prayer Rally, and bumped into family and neighbors there. Check out The Million-Man Prayer Rally-Demonstration, photos and thoughts.

Ariel at The Torah Revolution wants to know why some Jewish towns in the Shomron (Samaria) are Using Xian Instead of Jewish Labor. He also continues his report on the ongoing battle between Christian-loving Jews who are in control of Har Brachah, and those Jews on the neighboring Sde Ya'aqov hilltop community who disagree. Their water and electricity have been cut off. (See the comments!)

Diane Wever Bederman writes about Jews For Jesus: The Serpent In The Garden, and Sarah Posner warns us that Promise Keepers Launches Efforts to Support Messianic "Jews" in Israel.

Here are A List of Koranic Verses Denied by Those Who Deny Israel's Right to Exist posted at Israel Unseen.

Batya at Shiloh Musings wants to know Who is Responsible for the Weapons Filled Ship? (Dangerous Denials). At Me-Ander she shares Praying at Tel-Shiloh (Shiloh of Old) with us. She also hosts the Pre-Purim/Adar Bet Kosher Cooking Carnival.

This week was the AIPAC Conference. So, I ask, "Exactly How is AIPAC Pro-Israel?"

Here is part 1 in the saga of My Renunciation of U. S. Citizenship.

Batya at Shiloh Musings also provides us with her take on Renouncing U. S. Citizenship.

Eric at Finance Lifestyle explains How I Flew Overseas for $45.70, and used these techniques to fly to Israel.

And speaking of the U. S., and its currency, Tomer Devorah shares a theory About the Impending Death of the Dollar and the Plagues in Egypt.

If you live in Israel, and can't stand bureaucracy, then you'll love the Headline Of The Day from Rafi at Life In Israel! 

Mystical Paths posts Ukrainian Jews - It's Not What You Think.

Adventures in Aliyah Land presents us with Rude Words You'll Never Learn in Ulpan. Oh my!

Jacob, posting at the Ma'aleh Adumim English speakers Community Website, shows us Photos from the A. H. A. V. A. Readathon Awards in Ma'aleh Adumim.

Batya at Shiloh Musings will be hosting next week's edition. Submit your posts directly via Join our Facebook group to learn how you came become more involved, even host!


Ariel ben Yochanan said...

B"H - Thanks for the inclusion!

Eitan said...

Great post! Ty so much for including my articles! (I beat you to it?) :)

Jacob Richman said...

Thanks for the post and the link

Batya said...

Thanks for including my posts in your  Havel Havelim!

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