Haveil Havalim Edition 366
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 jointly coordinated through ourFacebook 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.’
Batya from Shilo Musings gives us here beautiful insights on Parashat Korach.
Paul Stern from A Soldier’s Mother(for being which I just want to say thank you) says we can walk among presidents and kings all week long, but it is only as we ground ourselves on Friday and enter the Sabbath do we approach the True King.
I on the other hand was fortunate to have a guest post on the Daat Torah blog in which I dive right into the Agunah Issue(well part of it at least) in talking a rather interesting ruling from Rav Gestetner, which was called A Bitul Seruv, but turned out to be a Nidui(and a good piece of Purim Torah if I don’t say so myself).
Susan Esther Barnes from Religious and Reform treats us to an intriguing Open Letter to Ellie About G-d.
Rivkah from Bat Aliyah tells how she finds spirituality Harder to Access when she is Hutz L’Aretz.
Esser Agaroth tackles the question, Why Y-Love? Why? Asking why the Afro-
Hassidic rapper decided to share his orientation with the rest of us.
I discuss whether women really need brains or if it would be better to just chemically lobotomize them all in Axlotl Tanks are Next.
Miriam from Miriam’s Words is still waiting for an answer from the Prime Minister as to how long he is going to allow rocket terror in the South.
Batya from Shiloh Musings gives insightful analysis about the latest riotous protest in which police were spat upon, and had things thrown at them. Shocker though, it wasn’t in Meah Shearim, it was in downtown Tel Aviv and it was the Liberal left. Read about it in her post Royal Temper Tantrums from the Israeli Faux Social Justice Mob.
Marina Shemesh from A Letter from Israel gives us a history lesson and tour in words and pictures of the Glass Museum at Kibbutz Nachsolim.
Batya also from Me-Ander tells us about an off season Purim like clown appearance in her post Behind the Scenes.
Esser Agaroth gives us his thoughts on the dangers facing all Israeli Jewry from the Bet-El Ulpana expulsion.
Shimon Perez’s Presidential Conference to which I was disinvited for not meeting appropriate blog guidlines:
Batya from Shiloh Musings tells us how some of Perez’s buddies and invited speakers want to use our settlement communities as pawns and furniture(no surprise there).
Yocheved Golani from It’s My Crisis and I’ll cry if I want to asks What Would Hippocrates say today, as she warns about the dangers of overly processed foods.
Though I feel pretty strongly that one’s blog post ought to be one’s original work, Leora at Leoraw.com won me over with some beautiful pictures of Israel in the latest JPix Blog Carnival, that she hosted.
There is also the latest edition of Jewish good eats and frugality to be seen at the Kosher Cooking Carnival.