Sunday, March 7, 2010

Haveil Havalim #259: Post Purim Edition

(AKA the Mishmosh 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!

(I had a little trouble with BlogCarnival. So therefore, I'm calling this the Mishmosh Edition. Categories are overrated, right? I hope I didn't miss anything.)

Allison Josephs presents A Purim Story | Jew In The City.

In Search of the Real Deal is Keeping it Real.

Mottel presents When I Thought I Saw a Dead Man.

Chabad shared Blog: Purim At Riker's Island.

Yisrael Medad presents No Scotch in Scotland If In Medina and Is Netanyahu Doomed to Repeat History? He also has Would That Israel Receive The Sympathy That This BBC Presenter Did.

Isramom has this piece: Rehovot! What's new? What's old?

Batya presents Peculiar Purim Printer Problem and Not My Kind of Mechitza, Separation. Here's another one from her: The Sin of Being Merciful to One's Enemies

Tikkun Olam is talking about Snow on the East Coast: New Definition and Again, Hard to Let Go..., also Such a Fuss - Can Israel Do No Good?

Israelity posted Art lovers rejoices, Haman rears his ugly head, and HMO bait and switch?

Our Shiputzim: A Work In Progress is making sure to Accentuate the positive.

The Rebbetzin's Husband talks about Israel Apartheid Week at York University and offers this Passover Seder Preparation Checklist.

Good News from Israel has Photos of Purim in Ma'ale Adumim

Frum Satire asks: Rabbi Sara Hurwitz is the first orthodox woman Rabbi – is this wrong or just against the status quo? posted at .

A Chassidishe farbrengen posted The power of self-refinement and Inspiring through exampl.

Chaviva celebrates Purim at Chavi Goes All Purim On Yo Tush! and she has I've Got MORE Big News! Also, she asks the question Have I Become a Monster?

Hadassah Sabo Milner wrote No Mikvah for You! and also tells a gossipy lady to Butt yourself out of my life, woman!

Shira Salamone considers Women in Judaism:Taxation without representation

Seraphic Secret presents From Jew Hater to Orthodox Jew.

Bored Jewish Guy is Asking Out Someone You've Already Dated.

If The Shiksa is Jewish, is she still going to keep calling herself The Shiksa? (She says yes, by the way.)

Did you see this cute Shabbat video from JewishTreats in honor of Shabbat Across America (and Canada)

Did you follow Interesting ideas and innovations for the Jewish community. What do you think?

The Home-Shuler reviewed some challah recipes. They sure look yummy to me!

Adventures in MamaLand is growing stuff.

A Soldier's Mom is helping her now-former-soldier buy some civvies.

FrumeSarah is learning to let go.

Leah Jones is celebrating her birthday.

The Minnesota Mamaleh is talking about girlfriends.

Need to use up flour? Here's what Israeli Kitchen is doing. They look delicious!

Chaviva wants to know if she's become a monster? (FTR, I don't think so.)

Mom in Israel has four questions to ask BEFORE Pesach.

Speaking of Pesach, @KosherEye is hosting another #PassoverTwitterParty on Monday, 3/15, from 7:00-8:30pm Central Time.

Creative Jewish Mom is decorating on the advice of a pigeon.

The Reform Rabbinate is holding its annual convention. Check out #ccar10 for tweets if you want to learn more about #whatrabbisdo.

Tablet Magazine (which is pretty good) is serializing The Frozen Rabbi. Interesting....

Shameless Plug: I'm participating in TweetTheExodus - an innovative, multimedia "live time" retelling of the Exodus. We start Rosh Chodesh Nisan (March 16) and will tell the story up until the first Seder! In every generation, we should feel as though we personally went forth from Egypt. I don't know about you, but if I was doing it now, I'd be tweeting about it for sure.

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.


Batya said...

You Say Mishmosh; I Say Mishmash. It's Just a Great Havel Havelim. Thanks for the wonderful job!

Minnesota Mamaleh said...

i know this is really (really) sappy, but isn't it amazing to see so many jewish bloggers all listed together like that? it totally *feels* like a lovely community! thank you-- this is great! :)

Jack Steiner said...

Thank you for your help, sorry that BC was so hinky.

YMedad said...

Applause (sound: hands clapping).

Anonymous said...

Thanks for including me!!! See you TOMORROW -- God-willing.

Mrs. S. said...

Nice job, and thanks for the link!

Jew in the City said...

Thanks for the mention! (I somehow missed this last month!)