Sunday, June 12, 2011

Haveil Havalim #319

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.

I received very few submissions this week, so I added a few links I gleaned from some of my favorite websites. If you submitted something after Tuesday, it's not that I don't like you. I didn't get any submissions on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

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

Request for Prayers:
For those of you who may know Rikismom from the blogosphere or elsewhere, please pray for her and her ill daughter, and add a note of support at Quick Update posted at Beneath the Wings.

Lizard presents The Season of the Giving of Our Torah posted at for Your honor.

Dov Bear writes says the anti-semitic comic book promoting San Francisco's circumcism ban is not liberal in The Comic Book Campaign Against Circumcision: There's Nothing Liberal About It posted at Dov Bear.

Ben-Yehudah asserts the proper response to the attempt in San Francisco to ban circumcision is to move to Israel in Circumcision-Hatred: What's Next? Why Wait Around To Find Out? posted at Esser Agaroth.

Ben-Yehudah also asserts the proper response to anti-semitism in Europe is to make aliyah European Jews Need To Wake Up, And Israelis Need To Help Them posted at Esser Agaroth.

Batya also makes a case for aliyah in The Little Red Hen, The Coming of the Moshiach (Messiah) and Redemption posted at Shiloh Musings.

Joel Katz gives us a rundown on what's happening in Israel in Religion and State in Israel - June 6, 2011 (Section 1) and Religion and State in Israel - June 6, 2011 (Section 2) posted at Religion and State in Israel.

Dave Bender asks some interesting questions about the recent clash on the Syrian/Israeli border in You Say 'Nakba,' I Say 'Naksa;' Let's Call The Whole Thing Off posted at Israel At Level Ground.

Rivkah Lambert Adler presents Deeply Mine posted at Bat Aliyah.

Mystery Woman writes about Unity in Diversity posted an Mystery Woman.

Miriyummy writes about another kind of diversity among the Jewish people in Jerusalem From Every Direction posted at Miriyummy.

Heshy Fried shows us how sterotypes don't always stand up to reality in You Say You're Conservative, But You're Pretty Frum! posted at Frum Satire.

Lizard makes a good case for not playing "Jewish Geography" in Jewish Geography is Assur posted at for Your honor.

Rabbi Eliyahu Fink writes about the image of a community in Reputation Obsession: Taking Tov Shem M’Shemen Tov – A Good Name is Better Than Good Oil – to the Next Level posted at Fink or Swim.

Jenna Mitelman writes about J-Street in In the Tent, or Out: That is Still the J-Street Question posted at TC Jewfolk.

I write about how driving through an area can bring back memories in Pilgimage Through Time posted at To Kiss a Mezuzah.

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.