Haveil Havalim #30

Welcome to the weekly round up of blog posts devoted to Israel and Jewish issues. This is issue 30 and in the grand tradition of your host these are a random collection of interesting posts on various topics.

We are going to roll this out with a refuah Sheleimah to the Shmata Queen's father who just returned from the Mayo Clinic.

Pumping my own writing on the Jewish Connection I asked several question about the Akedah. Also at the Jewish Connection you can see some Toronto Pearl's thoughts on mezuzot.

Rackhack is seeing things. To learn what they are go to I'm Seeing Orange. Frummer discusses the disengagement in a post called Heartless.
I shared some thoughts about this as well on my own blog. Check it out at this link. Or see what Akiva has to say. Gil blogged about an interview with R. Yaakov Meidan and his thoughts on leaving Gaza.

A Simple Jew gives simple yet effective instructions on how to prepare for a fast. And along those lines Not Quite Perfect gives us a Mourning Star.

Want to know more about being a Spiegelman just try to move quickly to

Shiloh Musings has a nice post about aliyah here.

The Volokh Conspiracy writes What if the Grateful Dead had been observant Jews who lived in Israel?

DovBear has a criticism he calls The closing of the Jewish mind continues...
It's Almost Supernatural shares his thoughts about
Abraham Rabinovich's book "The Yom Kippur." War. Check it out.

Treppenwitz has a solid Photo Friday where we learn what a Tibetan monk does on a billboard in Israel. Want to know about Mainline Churches Attempt to punish Israel point and click. Krum As a Bagel found some odd things and Odd Beliefs.

Wolfish Musings discusses things he learned and didn't learn in yeshiva.

Miriam talks about Sharon's Condi Rice fantasy and B2 says that London Reminds Him of Jerusalem.

In other news the mayor of London is still an idiot. Yonathan has his own interesting roundup here. Over here at Gilly's blog you can learn more about miliuim.

If you read New York's Funniest Rabbi then you know what he has to say about Pinchas and adolescence zeal. Speaking of zeal Shtreimel's last post had some of that as he shared his experiences at a wedding.

At It Is No Dream you can spend a few minutes reading about missing the home that you once lived in while realizing that Israel really is your new home.

We all have our struggles with various things and one of them is sprituality. Frumpter covers this over here. Over at OceanGuy he has some snippets of the coverage of the Al-Arian terrorism trial.

Meryl has a good post about the new Iraqi Constitution and it is uneven approach to people. Rea about it at The Exception Clause. Chayyei Sarah wants to write about a bunch of things and may yet if her schedule frees up a little. Want to know more, then click here. Over at On The Face Lisa confronts the age old joke of where the river of Denial can be found.
That is it for now. Hope that you found some interesting new blogs to read. There is some good stuff in there.

If you'd like to host Haveil Havalim - Vanity of Vanities - The Jewish/Israel blogging carnival - send me an e-mail at dhgerstman at hotmail dot com and he'll set you up.


rabbi neil fleischmann said...

It was a nice surprise to see myself included here. Thanks. 'Tis an honor.

torontopearl said...

Ditto to what Neil said. Thank you.

"...a blessing on your head, mazel tov, mazel tov,
Today your daughter's wed -- oops, in thirty-five years she'll be wed -- mazel tov, mazel tov..."

And a h.b. to the princess.

PsychoToddler said...

Shcoiach. It's a tough job, but somebody other than me has to do it.

Jack Steiner said...

No, thank you all. You make it easy to find material for projects like this.

Batya said...

great job

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