Haveil Havalim- Purim Is Over Edition

Updated to include a few new posts including those with Jameel The Waffle King.
Welcome to the Purim is over edition of Haveil Havalim. I noticed today that someone spent a lot of time reading my old post
You Just Aren't that Funny. They probably are wondering why it is not called "You swear Like a Sailor." See, the computer is giving me grief, but I am not here to kvetch...much.

Ok on to the carnival. There are some outstanding posts this week. Read carefully. As a warmup you can begin with my post Death Comes For Us All- When Do you Start Saying Goodbye.


Bookworm Room shared Obama’s speech. Here are more comments from Jewish Atheist, JoshuaPundit, Seraphic Secret, Althouse and Andrew Sullivan.

Fiery Spirited Zionist has a post that says Obama's Church Supports Hamas. Bizzy Blog asks similar questions and so does Yid With Lid.

CK at Jewlicious had this to say about Obama: From Unimpressive to…. Jewschool provided this about Obama.

Kung Fu Jew is jumping on the bandwagon
or drinking the Kool Aid. I'll let you decide. Solomonia also had this to share about Obama The downside of perpetual victimhood.

Soccer Dad is Speech less.

I thought that this was kind of interesting:

Blogging While Female Part 2: Five Women Bloggers Talk About Gender Issues And The Blogosphere.

You might want to read Rabbi attacked by Muslims in Brooklyn. Don't forget to read the Colossus of Rhodey and the Watcher's Council results.


Planck's Constant asked What Happened to the Fearless Jew? Unfortunately at Brittanica Blog we see: Anti-Semitism, Alive & Well.

From Sigmund, Carl and Alfred Iran, The Bomb And The Purim Holiday.

At TRH Purim vs. Shabbat? A Seudah Showdown And I suppose we should include Derashah: The Poetry of Purim Meshulash.

From Daled Amos we have Noah Feldman Is In The New York Times Again.

One blogger shouted Will someone please remind me next year that I SUCK at making hamantaschen? Please?!!! I have seen similar sentiments elsewhere. If could find those posts I would share them here. Unfortunately I can't quite remember where those posts were. I suppose that is the way the cookie crumbles.

Ah, at last I have located one of the missing posts. Try Pick A Pastry.

From The Seforim Blog The Origins of Hamentashen in Jewish Literature (Revisited). Rafi shared a joke.

Ask Frume Sarah about Agunot.

Cosmic X had Some Food for Thought on The Fast of Esther.

Neither a blogger nor a lurker be: What if Shakespeare was Not a Man, but a Jewish Woman.

Go wish Baila a Mazel Tov for Tali's Bat Mitzvah. Or ask Elie about Maseches Grynegznham.

At Rechovot read about The Parent Versus the Rosh Yeshiva. From there I suggest you read TherapyDoc's Decisions, Decisions.

From Head Wide Open Secret Map Of The Elders Of Zion. Mottel blogged about The Essence of Purim and Moshe versus Moses.

A Simple Jew carried on his tradition of guest posts with Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin - Purim In The Rebbe's Court.

I don't know about Me-Andering through Fasting. Don't forget to read Behind Hester's Pannim. Chaviva says Can you sense the struggle in my words?

Leah has a question too. Where are the single Jews-by-Choice? WestBankMama says Megillat Esther Is Not A Hollywood Production.

Well, it is all Purim Madness. Sammy shared Russian Town Warns of Jews Kidnaping Kids For Matzoh.

Elder of Ziyon came up with another called The classic of the Purim Torah genre. How about A Jewish Soldier In Baghdad.

Shira has a fine roundup of Purim posts. Take a look over here. The Grouchy Old Bear has a post for the XGH.


Judeosphere provides helpful information: The Official Judeosphere Checklist for the Aspiring Anti-Zionist Protester

At Jihadwatch you'll read about Abbas' advisor caught at Allenby crossing with 2,000 smuggled cell phones.

At Seraphic Secret learn why appeasement doesn't pay with Lessons of the Great Syrian Raid.

Carl shares Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky bans hiring Arabs and Government cuts security funding for Judea and Samaria Jews by 70%. Esser Agaroth asks What Is Racism?

The New York Times has a very disturbing poll: 'Palestinians' overwhelmingly favor terror and Kassams, oppose negotiations. Sigmund, Carl and Alfred have their own take The Willing Embrace Of Failure.

The New York Times is also being questioned about Fauxtography.

At Joshuapundit you can read Genocide By Inches. Ask Snoopy about Spare Kidneys and what do about Holocaust Envy.

Meryl has the Right Response to The Russians. I have to imagine that Zachor in Merkaz HaRav was intense.

Smooth Stone shared the tale of Second Temple Coin Used For 1/2 Shekel Found in Jerusalem Dig.

Barbara shared a tale about Hamas using Human Shields. My Right Word offered The Illustrated Manual for Police Brutality.

Boker Tov Boulder has the story behind The Purim Accord. Solomonia shared inFocus Celebrates Israel at 60.

Lizrael says Note to Israelis: This is what a Kiddush Hashem looks like.
Ask EOZ about the Tunnel collapse!

Esther K. and her Urban Kvetch have the scoop about the Shin-Bet Blog: A New Recruitment Tool...

You ought to read Rachel Corrie---->The American Muhammad al-Dura. Eric offered My Hasbara Moment.

Here is something that you don't expect to read "it is certainly ironic that a synonym for "patience" became identified with Israelis."

Dry Bones has the Purim Shmendrik Awards 2008. Mother In Israel offers A post about the weather, and a bit about the Jewish calendar.


From Treppenwitz Free advice (and worth every cent). Every morning some people give thanks to coffee.

Coffee seems like a natural segue to The Waffle Conspiracy. And the answer is that these waffles are awfully tasty. Speaking of waffles Jameel made a special delivery to Joe Settler, Rafi and Treppenwitz.

I know, I know. Some people are so addicted to waffles they'll declare war.

Ask Dr. Helen about Internet Addiction Disorder. Maybe IAD folks should check out Swallowing the Bait: The Gullible Ortho-jblogger.

Want to know what L'esibizionista means? Click here. What Do you Want From Me shared Her Double D's.

Gila at My Shrapnel has a special request. She asks that you leave a comment here revealing what country you are lurking/commenting from.

Schvach's father had Some Birthday. Miss Worldwide had her One Year Blogaversary.

At Shiloh Musings you can read The "Venice" of Lamentations.

Remember if you can't get enough don't forget to go see the Kosher Cooking Carnival #28 - Dayeinu Edition.

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Batya said...

Great job, but Jack, Purim Ain't Over Yet!

Cosmic X said...

Batya is right. Purim is not over yet. At this very minute I am sipping on some very good wine from the Golan.

If I succeed in posting this link it is a sign that I need to drink more:

Swallowing the Bait: The Gullible Ortho-jblogger

Cosmic X said...

Hahaha. I did it! Cheers!

Esser Agaroth said...


Where Are My Waffles?! HH #159 Is Up.

Jameel, Jack, and Joe, I suggest you read this.

Anonymous said...

That was a Hezbollah attack in revenge for Israel killing Mughniyeh in Syria,
look here: samsonblinded.org/news/hezbollah-revenges-for-mughniyeh-assassination-1869

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Jack: Purim is DEFINITELY not over -- the merriment is just outside my Jerusalem office window as I type.

Esser Agaroth said...


Jameel, Don't lie! You KNOW you work in the Ramat Aviv Mall (not that there's anything wrong with that).

Of Course, you know, this means war!

Smooth said...

Thanks for the link, Jack, I appreciate it.

Esser Agaroth said...

Debbie, Jews? Easter? Uh-uh. Please tell me that was a Purim joke.

Anonymous said...

Jack, thanks for including me! I think this is the first time I've been in Haveil Havalim--a great birthday present!

bernie said...

Thanks for mentioning my article, I appreciate it.

Leora said...


Thanks for the telling about the Rabbi attacked in Brooklyn, about how women bloggers have difficulty with conflict (too true), the agunot petition, and the origins of Hamantaschen.

I can't really thank you for yet more about Obama's grandma speech. Enough already.

Oh, and thanks for the link to my pick a pastry post, too. I added my pareve, trans fat free classic hamantaschen recipe at the bottom.

Nooyawka said...

Here is a cut-and-paste to a news item of great significance: The AP reports that "Italy's most prominent Muslim, an iconoclastic writer who condemned Islamic extremism and defended Israel, converted to Catholicism Saturday in a baptism by the pope at a Vatican Easter service."

The meaning of this event may take a long time to digest. Even for Jews it is favorable--in the sense that it is a triumph of the freedom of will as opposed to submission.

Does anyone have any idea how many Muslims convert to Judaism?

Anonymous said...

thanks for the shout out - much appreciated!

Jack Steiner said...


Oh really.

Cosmic X,

How does your head feel. ;)


Those wacky guys just kill me.


War is over man, Wormer dropped the Big One.


You're welcome.


Hope you had a good holiday.


I hardly noticed that there was anything different. It was a pleasant change from the December craziness.


Happy to do so.


Keep up the good work.


Thanks for your help.


My pleasure.

Esser Agaroth said...

Wormer? Bomb?

Feels like I'm in the twilight zone.

Fixing my blog roll. Will you?

Jack Steiner said...


Eventually. ;)

Esser Agaroth said...

You lost me. Is this some demented strategy to gets an additional hit or two on your blog? ;-)


Big one?????

What are you talking about?

Jack Steiner said...

Animal House

Esser Agaroth said...

Oh. What was you fraternity name, BTW? Mine was "Plain Wrap."

Anonymous said...

1st - my apologies on taking so long ... and

2nd - THANKS for the mention!

Doreen Orion said...

Thanks for including me! This was my only "taste" of Purim, since hamantashen are out if you're lo carb. And, thanks for the stop bys on my blog!

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