Saturday, January 9, 2010

Haveil Havalim #251: the Mazel Tov Chavi Edition!

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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 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!

Big things have been afoot for Chaviva (and Tuvia) check out:
Chavi's Got News!
Swallowed Up in the Mikvah
Start Spreadin' the News!
Roundup: Engagement Ring, Cupcakes, AND MORE!

and go and wish them both a big Mazel Tov!!!

Now, for the rest of us with lives far less a somewhat random mishmash because that's how I've been feeling lately.

leah aharoni at Ingathered presents 5 Ways to Bring Moshiach
Coffee and Chemo's Rivka with a capital A has been Betrayed By My Breasts.
Geshmack Dvar Torah of the Week gives us Quantifying Rewards and Why Moshe?

My Right Word's Yisrael Medad offers up Judah Magnes Tries To Halt Arms To Hagana - in May 1948 and What Has Roth Wrought? and plays a fill-in-the-blank game: Let's Play Fill-in the Details
Letters of Thought's Mottel tells us about A Life Gone Meta.

Torah From Zion's Shmuel Sokol presents Can't destroy Israel? WIsh the Jews out of existence and thinks about Jewish geography in Uguguay and LSS, also Revisiting the fight against the expulsion. This one too: Battling Anti-Zionism On Israeli Campuses - An Interview with Steven Plaut of Haifa U. He also has this one...Chareidi Patrol: Vigilance or Vigilantism?

Tikkun Olam aka Lady-Light presents Maybe America Needs to "Israelify" it's Airports? and tells us about NaBloPoMo - I Succumbed in 2010 !!, also muses on The Jewish People vs Their Enemies: Quelle Différence. Here's another one from Lady-Light: Motzei Shabbat (NaBloPoMo - Day #2), and also a movie review: Great Movie (NaBloPoMo, Day #4). She also wonders: Is Janet Napolitano. . . Crazy? and I Trust 'em as Far as I Can Throw 'em and also PALIs Want Peace? Not Really. (nablopomo day#7)

Ilana-Davita writes about Jews in Postwar East Germany.
Our Shiputzim: A Work In Progress is being funny with Fadichah and Heblish: Dynamic Edition

SimplyJews says that Yes, we are the light unto the nations, and its' final and Iraq to sue Israel over removal of Tammuz nuclear reactor.
Esser Agaroth shared Me'ir David Kahane, The Young  and  Do You Support The Jerusalem Post?, also tells us Why I Am Canceling My Likud Membership

Artzeinu is looking for opinions in: Our Pilot Trip: Please Comment On The Communities That We Will Be Visiting.

Batya presents Shoot First; Ask Questions Later and We Were Warned! posted at Shiloh Musings.
Israelity's harry offers Nostalgia Sunday – Sussita and Sabra and Rock around the clock.

Religion and State in Israel's Joel Katz presents Religion and State in Israel - January 4, 2010 (Section 1) and (Section 2).
Elms in the Yard's Rahel offers Interrogation.

The Rebbetzin's Husband AKA Mordechai Torczyner shares Like a Waving Flag and Kinder-Grind, Jewish style?
Frum N' Flipping thinks about Getting Dressed in Israel.

The Israel Situation wants to know what we can do about Iran Building More Tunnels Than Hamas, Has Nuclear Stuff In Them and Egypt Claims That US Supports Palestinian State in 2012.

Achas L'Maala V'Sheva L'Matta has a new makolet across the street: V'Chol Maasecha BaSefer Nichtavim: Big Brother is Watching...What I Eat  In the Pink's Hadassah Sabo Milner reminds us that Rabbis are guides not dictators!! and shares Walking down memory Lane / Proposals

Pacific Jewish Center's Rabbi Eliyahu Fink presents Can Criminals Change Their Ways? | Introduction to ?The Thief?
me-ander's Batya has Not Burnt Out, But... The Latest in the Saga.

Beneath the Wings shares RESOLUTIONS.
The Real Shliach says Yes we can!

Dolfin at Lionden Landing is planning ahead to Tu B'Shevat: Thinking of Spring.
Seraphic Secret's Robert J. Avrech writes Karen's Radar.

parshablog's Josh Waxman shares The Gra on the trup on Vayemararu et Chayeihem and also The repercussions of Moshe's oath.

That's all for this week's Haveil Havalim! Please link up so lots of people can share the Haveil Havalim fun... don't forget to submit your posts for next week.


Jack Steiner said...

Thank you as always for your help.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Great job and thanks for the inclusion.

Best wishes.

YMedad said...


Lady-Light said...

Wow. You did all of 'em. thank you for including moi. And I hope you feel better soon...)

Batya said...

Wonderful job. Thanks for all the hard work!

Anonymous said...

Great job. Thanks for including my post.

NonymousG said...

Thanks :)

Mrs. S. said...

Kol hakavod, and thanks for the links!

Just like a guy said...

Very nice, and Mazal Tov to Kvetchingeditor and Schnit!

~PakKaramu~ said...

Pak Karamu visiting your blog

Rahel Jaskow said...

Thank you for a great Haveil Havalim!

Or Am I? said...

nicely done

Anonymous said...

Kol Hakavod! Awesomely done. Thanks for the linkitude.

Chaviva Gordon-Bennett said...

Geepers, thanks for throwing me on the top :) I feel loved!

Great collection this week!

Esser Agaroth said...


Thanks for hositing and for including my links!

I appreciate your hard work!

Haveil Havalim #251 IS Up!