Sunday, May 15, 2011

Haveil Havalim #316

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.

Opinions expressed in the posts linked below are those of the respective bloggers and not necessarily endorsed by me.

Rabbi Rachel Barenblat presents a lovely poem in A psalm for those who are in freefall posted at Velveteen Rabbi.

Mystery Woman reminds us there are things beyond our control in The Ultimate Matchmaker posted at Mystery Woman.

Batya writes about conversion and more in Converts to Judaism, Long Process posted at Shiloh Musings.

Mordechai Torczyner calculates the amount of time a man taking a certain path would study halacha before becoming a rabbi in How long does it take to become a Rabbi? posted at The Rebbetzin's Husband.

Ben-Yehudah presents How Ex-Haredi Artists Can Reapproach Judaism posted at Esser Agaroth.

Harry presents thoughts about Zionism in a thoughtful piece called At my most Zionist posted at ISRAELITY.

Read up on all the latest as Joel Katz presents Religion and State in Israel - May 9, 2011 (Section 1) and Religion and State in Israel - May 9, 2011 (Section 2) posted at Religion and State in Israel.

Benji Lovitt presents, as posted at Jpost, WE’RE BAAAAAACK! 63 MORE Things I Love about Israel posted at Benji Lovitt.

Batya questions the prominence of money in discussions about making aliyah in Is Money the Key to Promoting Aliyah? posted at Shiloh Musings.

A Walker in Jerusalem is frustrated with new construction styles in A tomb with a view posted at A Walker in Jerusalem.

Ben-Yehudah presents Christian sect seeks residency and settlement in Samaria - Jewish Israel posted at Jewish Israel.

Yom HaZicharon and Yom HaAzma'ut:
Tanya Tolchin writes about the importance of community in I Need a Siren posted at On the Lettuce Edge.

Rivkah Lambert Adler celebrates Israel's 63rd birthday in You turned my mourning into dancing (Psalms 30:12) posted at Bat Aliyah.

Batya writes about the holiday in One Very Large Family posted at Shiloh Musings.

Blue and white are the colors of the day as Harry presents Mourning in blue and white posted at ISRAELITY.

Mirjam Weiss presents May Their Memory Be Blessed posted at Miriyummy.

Mordechai Torczyner presents The Religious Significance of Yom ha'Atzmaut posted at The Rebbetzin's Husband.

Westbankmama presents Fighting on a Different Front ? Debunking the Arab Narrative posted at West Bank Mama.

Harry presents a piece about the celebrities who showed up in American celebrities help mark Independence Day in Israel posted at ISRAELITY.

Ben-Yehudah explains why he says Hallel for God saving the Am Israel/Eretz Israel from destruction even though he's not pleased with the secular government in Dear Ariel, Please Join Me In Saying Hallel On 5 b'Iyyar posted at Esser Agaroth.

On a similar note, Schvach presents Schvach - פני דל posted at Schvach - פני דל.

Jacob Richman shares a photo in "Lights of Hope", 720- meter-long flag on the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem posted at Good News from Israel.

Independent Patriot/Elise presents a story about whether "Israel" should be listed as the birthplace on the passport of a person born in Jerusalem in Jerusalem: SCOTUS, POTUS and Congress posted at Liberty's Spirit.

I write about how it's hard not to be able to write about some things in The Silent Scream posted at To Kiss a Mezuzah.

Mrs. S. writes about her grandmother, may her memory be a blessing, in Bobi a”h posted at Our Shiputzim: A Work In Progress.

Read about a tradition I wish we would all adopt as one of our own as Rickismom presents A Family Tradition posted at Beneath the Wings.

Batya presents Aliyah, A key to Success posted at Shiloh Musings.

I don't think this post is even remotely funny, but Heshy Fried submitted it under "Humor" so here it is: 61 really frum�things posted at Frum Satire.

Food Reviews:
Daniela presents Tirat Tzvi's New Thin Sliced Deli-Meat posted at Isreview.

Daniela presents Five's Sugar-Free Watermelon Gum posted at Isreview.

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. Thanks for including my post and even making a special category for them. I'm flattered and grateful:)

  2. Thanks for including my post.

  3. That for hosting and for including links to my posts!

    But, it's #316, not #317. You were #313, Frume Sarah was #314, I was #315. We skipped a week.

    Haveil Havalim #316 Is Up!

    BTW, I was referring to the saving of Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael, which does not necessarily include "The State."

  4. thanks for including me, on line community counts too!

  5. Ben-Yehuda -
    Thanks for the corrections.

  6. Great job, and thanks for the link!