Haveil Havalim 372
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,’ whichmeans”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 Shiloh Musings gives us her thoughts on the degradations we are forced to undergo in order to travel to Israel in her post Isolating Travellers to Israel, Security Report
Batya from Shiloh Musings tells how it is Biblically forbidden to make peace with Arabs in her post Peace Treaties With The Arabs Are Forbidden, Written in The Bible
Meanwhile over at The Real Jerusalem Streets we are given a photo-essay of the interesting festivities that light off in Jerusalem after the three weeks in Jerusalem: Exhaustion in August.
By popular demand I give you this Post on how Aliyah made someone’s parents cool.
Miriam from Miriams Words gives us a delightful post on being inspired by HaShem’s creation(something I think some of city slickers miss out on) in her post And the Birds Were Soaring.
Batya from Me-Ander is seeking some Kashrut advice in her post Just Curious: How Kosher is This.
Chaviva from Just Call Me Chaviva gives us an interesting and introspective post in What Does Modern Orthodoxy Mean.
I give a trifecta offering in which I discuss the usefulness of doing Daf Yomi in my post Daf Yomi Redux, I also give an informative post about a new Yomi system in Zohar Yomi Has Begun, finally I round out with a hashkafic discussion on death in Death Atones.
Batya from Shilo-Musings brings us some common sense wisdom from Donald Rumsfeld and reminds why we shouldn’t trust politicians in her post Common Sense From Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
Various and Sundry:
Jennifer in Mamaland brings us a thorough review of Oliver’s labels and guess what… She’s giving some away, so check it out in her post Kosher Labels that work: Review and GIVEAWAY.
Jennifer in Mamaland also tells how to be an instant somewhat accomplished cartoonist in her post Cartoon Stamps for Fun and Parsha.
Jacob Richman from Good News from Israel informs us about a new video series he’s put together to help you learn Hebrew in New Video: Learn Hebrew Phrases – Israeli Sayings