Saturday, November 22, 2008

Haveil Havalim #192: The Thanks and Giving Edition

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Welcome to Haveil Havalim, the Jewish and Israeli Blog Carnival. I'm excited to be your hostess today!

Read more about it:
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 coordinated by Jack. 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.'

Please please please publicize HH on your own blog and share the news about it!

This week, of course, begins the American Thanksgiving holiday, and in that spirit, here are some picks from my kids (as usual) as they put Tzedakah in the pushke.

Jewish Life and Culture: David's Picks
Shtetl Fabulous presents Borscht or Bloomingdales.If Christianity has the virgin and the whore, what do we have in Judaism? According to Shtetl Fabulous we do.

Drawing Tel Aviv presents draw a rope and asks, is it art or nature?

Stephen presents KosherFest 2008 - Shannon Road posted at KosherCookingCarnival, videos and interviews here! Also: KosherFest 2008 - COR (14159265)

Bat Aliyah offers Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop (and she thinks this might fit best into a category called Moshiach…)

Israel and the Jewish World: Sammy's Picks
Jack@Random Thoughts wonders Is It Blogworthy??? What do you think?

YID With LID thinks Israel Has Nine Weeks to STOP NUCLEAR IRAN.

All the Other Stuff: Yael's Picks
Nad-ned Nad-ned shows us Gender Imbalance: The Examples Are on the Wall , which is a little bit Israel and a little bit Jewish education. What do you think?

Rechovot: A Place to Expand explains It's what I do that defines me.

Have you seen this? Pretty funny. And check out the new G-dCast, which gives weekly cartoon videos of Parashat haShavua.

If you're not reading JCarrot, Hazon's great food and food issue blog, you should be. Here's a yummy-looking vegetarian alternative to the cute little turkey on Thursday.

And of course, don't forget to check out this month's Kosher Cooking Carnival over at Baila's place.

P.S. In the Refuah Shleimah category, make sure you wish a speedy recovery to FrumeSarah, recovering from spinal meningitis, and to Miriam, who is having a stomach-bug-attack while travelling in Israel.

Please send your posts for the next edition of the Haveil Havalim Blog Carnival via the Blog Carnival Submission Form. If you're interested in hosting or receiving more information about the carnival, please contact Jack at talktojacknow-at-sbcglobal-dot-net(and please, for the sake of our hosts, try not to submit more than 3 posts a week!)

Please please please publicize HH on your own blog and share the news about it!

You can just copy and paste this nice little sentence into your blog if you'd like:
A very lovely edition of Haveil Havalim, the Jewish Blog Carnival, is now up over at Ima on and off the Bima. Check it out!

Happy Thanksgiving!
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muse said...

Great Job!


Jack said...

Very nice. Thank you again for your help.

YMedad said...

Super collection but...

That sentence of "A very lovely edition of Haveil Havalim, the Jewish Blog Carnival, is now up over at Ima on and off the Bima. Check it out!", you need to inform the bloggers to also copy its "properties" (which don't get dopied automatically) so that when we paste it in our posts, the URL will be clickable.

ilanadavita said...

Well-done! Shavua tov.

Risa said...

Have a great week!
You have given us a lot to read!

Ben-Yehudah said...


Thanks for hosting, and thanks for including me.

This Week's Carnival Links

Leora said...


Delighful Clicking Carnivals

Shorty said...

thank you so much for organizing! you did a fantastic job!!

westbankmama said...

Nice one!

Barbara said...

Nice Job and THANK YOU!

A Living Nadneyda said...

Fantastic, thanks and enjoy the turkey (unless you're vegetarian like me, in which case, enjoy all the trimmings).

Jacob Da Jew said...

Gr8 job, thanks!

Baila said...

Thanks for the link!