Saturday, November 20, 2010

Haveil Havalim #292

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 and coordinated by Jack.

This is my first time hosting it. Since I've been reading it for several months and and have met a number of new blogging friends through it, I thought it was time to step up and host. Opinions expressed in the posts linked below are those of the respective bloggers and not necessarily endorsed by me.

Batya presents Jericho and Joshua, Why Did the Walls Come Tumbling Down?.

Rabbi Yehoishophot Oliver submitted a post I could have put under a heading of "Let's get metaphysical" but I suppose it's Torah in the broad sense of the word: The purpose of creation.

Joshua Waxman presents How Eliyahu Segal can learn a Yerushalmi better than Rav Chaim Kanievsky.

When to light the Chanukkah candles in relation to the prayers and other issues of halacha are discussed by Yechezkel at Ohver L'Asiyasan.

Converted and think nobody will know? Chavi suggests you be prepared to be "outed" in her humerous post titled Rule #1 of Conversions: You Can't Hide that You're a Convert.

Benji Lovitt wrote a thoughtful piece about a conversation he had at a US university with a pro-Palestinian college student at I Debated an Iranian Dude and All I Got Was This Crappy T-shirt.

Rabbi Ariel Burger shares what the placement of the Chanukiyah means to him at On the Threshhold -- What Chanukah Teaches Us About Inclusiveness.

Schvach presents Schvach - פני דל.

If you've never heard a Rebbe described as a bulldozer - in a positive way - here's your chance. Read Rabbi Yehoishophot Oliver's post The Rebbeim paved the way.

Do you shake hands with, or hug, those of the opposite gender? Chavi tells us her answer to a "touchy" question at The Most-Thought Yet Least-Asked Question: Are You Shomer Negiah?.

A Simple Jew passes along a great idea for those of us who don't want to appear crazy in "One of the greatest inventions".

Cosmic X relates intermarriage with a lack of Jewish education at Intermarriage Statistics and Torah.

Rabbi Michael Lemming presents The Rabbi Lemming Show # 3- "Back From The Dead".

Daniel Ben Shmuel presents Rabbi Meir Kahane Remembered (audio).

Susan Barnes (that's me!) wrote about a new set of tefillin at The Trouble with Tefillin.

We're all invited! Jacob Richman is having a party. See the details at Invitation to my Virtual Chanukah Party.

In another invitation, Batya invites us to celebrate Chanukah and Rosh Chodesh Tevet at Chanukah, Ladies, Rosh Chodesh Tevet in Shiloh!.

See pictures of the Temple Mount by Rahel at A Visit to the Temple Mount.

Risa will raise your spirits at Creativity in the face of challenge.

It's time to celebrate! Batya tells us about an anniversary at MAZAL TOV to the IBA!.

Joel Katz presents a whole lot of information about Israel at Religion and State in Israel - November 15, 2010 (Section 1) and Religion and State in Israel - November 15, 2010 (Section 2).

Jacob Richman shares some new Israeli postage stamps with us at New Israeli Educational Stamps including Bible Stories.

Harry gives movie fans an extra reason to visit Israel in Leo buying Israeli property.

Take a trip to Gedara with Risa in Memories and Music in Gedera (of all places).

Batya presents Are The Religious Taking Over The IDF, Israeli Army?.

Read about Rivkah Lambert Adler's experiences and thoughts about making aliyah in We Are Here.

They may say you can't take it with you, but if you're making aliyah or going to visit someone who has, Rivkah Lambert Adler has some suggestions for you at Kraft and Hershey's vs. Osem and Elite.

And while you're shopping, Harry has some information on group buying in Israel Online group buying comes to Israel.

Cosmic X gives us an interesting reason to visit Israel, in Harry Potter is Buried in Israel.

Ben-Yehudah presents some sweeping generalizations of Jews and Muslims in HASHEM's Blessing and Moslem Jealousy - 01.

Daniel Ben Shmuel opposses the latest settlement freeze at Netanyahu's Freeze Continues (audio).

Ben-Yehudah writes about Jewish expulsion in Guest Post: Moderate Rabbis Become Most Extreme.

SnoopyTheGoon presents Al-Qaeda recognizes Israel as Jewish and democratic state.

Independent Patriot/Elise presents US State Department, Israel and the Jewish People: Delegitimization, Double Standard and Demonization.

SnoopyTheGoon presents Jean-Luc Godard and his critics.

Diane Diego says, "Twitter offers a quick and easy way for theology professors to offer insight and advice and even advise about upcoming events. Here are twenty theologians, pastors and theology professors worth a follow on Twitter.:" 20 Theology Professors Worth Following on Twitter.

Shira Salamone describes a modesty problem relevant to all women, regardless of how frum we are or not, in Cheap manufacturers, or anything to save a buck :(.

David Levy points us to the November edition of the Jewish Book Carnival, which featuers links to blog posts about Jewish books from around the web at November Jewish Book Carnival.

Food and Music:
Enjoy a nostalgic walk down memory lane regarding Reese's peanut butter cups and then end up with a fabulous solution in case your synagogue, like mine, is a peanut-free zone by reading Mirjam Weiss's post and recipe at Kiddush Club.

Harry treats us to a persimmon salad recipe perfect for fall at Sharon Fruits.

Mirjam Weiss also has a corn muffin recipe for us. Be sure to heed her warning to melt the butter first! Feeling Flush.

Bridget Nicholson presents 50 Best Blogs for Exploring Classical Music .

You just can't get a deal in the US like the one Benji Lovitt shows us at I Swear I Don't Make This Stuff Up.

Heshy Fried uses humor to discuss a proposed new law to ban circumcision in San Francisco Brit Milah�Ban.

For those suffering from Heblish, Mrs. S. offers some help at Heblish: Support group edition.

Tim Dalton gives us some humor, although it's not exactly Jewish, at 50 All-Time Funniest Church Marquee Signs.

Yechezkel says this belongs under the category "Humor" so that's where I'm putting it even though I don't get the joke: Reform's New Direction and Orthodoxy.

Sometimes we make the right decision for one reason, and then are glad of it later for other reasons, as Mordechai Torczyner shows us in The man who mistook his religion for a hat.

Batya also talks about a decision she made at Priorities, Why We Left The IBA Party Early.

Speaking of decisions, what you decide to call yourself and/or your children can have repercussions for years to come, as told by Hadassah Sabo Milner at What’s in a name? | In the Pink. Don't miss the interesting stories in the comments section as well.

Cosmic X writes about the passing of an artist, may his memory be a blessing, at Artist Morris Katz Passes Away.

Rickismom shows her problem-solving skills in The Screw That Wouldn't Screw.

Hadassah Sabo Milner tells us about her experience as a panalist at a social networking event at Shmoozing.

How you can participate:
You may submit your blog post for the next edition of Haveil Havalim by using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.


  1. Great, eclectic job! I particularly appreciated the link to the link to 50 classical music sites. Also, if not for you I wouldn't have heard that Morris Katz died. He was a character!

  2. Good job! And thank you for including us in the selection.

  3. Thank you for including my audio post. Great job.

  4. Torah Rabah for including my post. Here at Yeshivah Har Shalom, my interpretation of the Halachah is such that a penis is not a criteria for wearing tefillin.

  5. B"H

    Thanks for hosting, and for including my guests' posts.

    Haveil Havalim #292

  6. Good for you, hosting HH for the first time--nice job, too! I sent you a link to one post of mine, but I couldn't find it. Did you receive it, and is it still possible for you to post it?

    (If you're getting this comment twice, please delete one; it's because I can't get it to work using Firefox--so sorry).

  7. Great inaugural edition!! Isn't it great fun?? Thanks so much for all of your hard work.

  8. Yes, it was fun!

    Also, I included all the posts I got - no censorship. So if you think you submitted something that didn't get posted, you may want to check to make sure you got a confirmation and that you got it in before this week's deadline. If you did both, you may want to check with the Blog Carnival folks to figure out what may have gone wrong.

  9. Well done!
    Thanks for including my post, and have a wonderful week!

  10. It's too bad you included Mr. Lemming's ridiculous post, though, in which he preaches ideas anathema to Judaism in the guise of Judaism.

  11. great job susan! love seeing some old and some new links to check out. and, of course, i trust *you* for being in the know for the must-reads! :)

  12. Chenyok -

    I feel an obligation to include everything that is submitted, since I don't believe in censorship and I believe others have posted things I wrote that they didn't agree with. So although some of the submissions upset me, I included them anyway.

    Thank you to all who said I did a good job. It was a lot of fun, and I hope to do it again next month.