Sunday, February 26, 2012

Haveil Havalim #349 - Happy Adar Edition!

What's going on here today?
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 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.'
Please please please publicize HH on your own blog/facebook/twitter and share the news about it!

 J-Pix, the Jewish photo blog carnival is always looking for submissions. 
Go to this link: to get involved.


Northern Lights muses on her experiences in the Northern part of Israel and her own personal transformation.
Batya wants to talk about Obama and tells young people to be sensible and study in Israel!

One of my personal faves, The Real Jerusalem Streets, offers this photo montage of the Mamilla Mall
Is Batya a typical Israeli? Typical of what?
Yoel Meltzer asks, Will Netanyahu Err Again?
Tomer Devorah thinks there is a freight train coming...and maybe these are the signs.
Joel Katz gives his regular round up of posts on Religion and State in Israel - part 1 and part 2

Ruti Mizrachi is undertaking a personal project "of seeking out Arabs/Muslims who say nice things about Israel, and who oppose the propaganda war against Israel. I need to find these people, to keep myself from being prejudiced against an entire nation, that seems far too silent on the topic. These individuals give me hope." Keep up the great work! Here's today's post:  "Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth."


RickisMom has an Unwanted Script in her head. 
Trip'n Mommy is back to blogging, so toss her some love, okay? 
Steve shares a fable that he wrote.
Chaviva didn't know she was part of a trend.

Judaism and Torah

Rae offers a meditation on Awareness of God.
Batya considers Torah and Uppity Servants.
Getting ready for Purim? Check out my Purim Pins. 


Esser Agaroth tells us about the NachlaOr Jewish Songwriter Showcase. Sounds like fun!
Rabbi Jason has something to say about NASCAR and the Jews.
FrumeSarah joined Hadassah!

In honor of Purim, Mara@Kosher on a Budget is matching your donations! 

That's all for this week. Join our Facebook group to see where the next Haveil Havalim is going to be hosted and feel free to invite your friends!

Chodesh Adar Tov! (a teensy bit late)


Leora said...


Thanks so much for giving JPiX top billing on HH! You rock as hostess! Shavua tov, happy Adar and many more.

- Leora

Ilana-Davita said...

Thanks Phyllis for advertising JPix!

Religion and State in Israel said...

Thanks for all your work on HH!
Chag Purim Sameach!

Frume Sarah said...

Thanks, friend, for the inclusion!!!

The Real Jerusalem Streets said...

One of your personal Faves!!!
WOW ... thank you!

Sharon A
The Real Jerusalem Streets

Esser Agaroth said...

Thanks for hosting and for including my post!

Haveil Havalim #349 Is Up!

Northern Lights said...

Thanks so much for including my blog!

Batya said...

What a wonderful "Happy Adar Havel Havelim". Thanks so much!

rutimizrachi said...

Thank you, Phyllis!

JonathanN said...

I enjoyed reading your blog.Really looking forward to read more. Want more.

rickismom said...

Thank you so much!