כ"ה לחודש השלישי תשע"ד
Founded by Soccer Dad, Haveil Havalim is a carnival of Jewish blogs -- a weekly collection of Jewish and 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 BlogCarnival.com, which requires you to log-in first.
Rabbi David Bar-Hayim video blogs on The Torah Imperative to Destroy Evil.
Ariel at The Torah Revolution posts Rabbi Yossi Mizrachi's Parshat Shlach: Death to Terrorists.
Daniel Pinner writes on Parshat Korach: In Defense Of Israel.
The "Most" Radical Positions of Rabbi Bar-Hayim: Why they do not bother me, and why they should not bother you, either is presented by Avaraham Ben Yehuda. He also provides Answers to Dovbear's Kashya, as well as answers an interesting question in Skip A Pay Day.
Eliyokim Cohen, the founder of Jews News, expresses himself very clearly in If my Fellow Jews Want to Hold up Signs with Cheap Slogans They Should hold up this One! No, I'm not going to spoil it for you. You'll have to go see for yourself.
I write #BringBackOurBoys Torah and Strategy vs. State and Insanity.
So does Daniel Pinner in Shut up, Netanyahu! You're Embarrassing All of Us!
Now, I recommend that you listen to The Jewish Fist's audio post Bibi The Spy.
Tomer Devorah writes that the Kidnapped Youths Are Kadosh.
A Soldier's Mother writes about Worry, Fear, and Anger in Israel.
Two posts In Defense of Tremping (aka Hitchhiking) are presented here, one Batya at Shiloh Musings and one by Ester at It's All From HaShem.
In a similar vein, Laura Ben-David asks How Can Hitchhiking Be Normal?
Yekutiel Ben-Ya'akov reports on the Kidnapped Jewish Teens and Search and Rescue.
I express my frustration with the Israeli Government in Dear Yishma'elite Cousin: I wish you were right, but you're not.
In Israel and Elsewhere
Benji Lovitt shares his personal impressions in The Joy and the Pain of Loving Israel.
And while, praise is being doled out left and right to the IDF, Ariel at The Torah Revolution reminds us that it was Expulsion Day at Ma'aleh Rehava'am.
He also suggests that the State of Israel deserves MK Hanin Zoabi in On Democratic vs. Jewish Israel.
Batya at Shiloh Musings writes Storm is Brewing for Sure; Heavenly Help Needed. She also writes at Me-Ander about some Jewish mothers not often discussed in Beneath The Cool Waters.
Please visit Redeem Rivky to learn more about Rivky (nee Stein) Weiss's plight, surviving her marriage and now striving to have it end. Where are the women's rights activists now?
Tomer Devorah translates Two Messages From Moshele. She also reveals A Popular Myth Debunked. Is Israel really unable to live without America?
Tzvia at Adventures In AliyaLand shares a personal story in So Green It Hurts: Notes from a Shiva in Canada.
Superman Sam's z"l mother shares some memories of her son in Instead.
Jacob at Good News From Israel shares the Google Doodle for what would have been Ilan Ramon's z"l 60th Birthday.
On a lighter note, Israel Brews and Views reviews Chuck's Place on Teverya Street. He also provides us with updates on the coming Israeli Beer Festivals.