Sunday, August 14, 2011

Haveil Havalim #325

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.

Allison Josephs presents The S&P Downgrade and Tisha B’Av: A Spiritual Lesson From a Day of Calamity | Jew In The City posted at Jew in the City.

Rabbi Yehoishophot Oliver presents The transformational power of Torah posted at A Chassidishe farbrengen.

Get your fix of all things Israel as faithful HH participant Joel Katz presents Religion and State in Israel - August 8, 2011 (Section 1) and Religion and State in Israel - August 8, 2011 (Section 2) posted at Religion and State in Israel.

Sharon A takes us on a lovely photo tour of Jerusalem's old city on the night of Tisha B'Av in After the Fasts posted at The Real Jerusalem Streets's Blog.

Temple Mount Updates presents Over 500 Jews make pilgrimage to the Temple Mount on 9th of Av; Arabs attack posted at Temple Mount Updates.

Tomer Devorah writes about some of Glenn Beck's activities in Israel, and in the second post says it's an abomination but doesn't say how, in "8/24" and An Abomination posted at TOMER DEVORAH.

Hey Israeli sports fans! Harry has some good news in NBA players lining up to play in Israel posted at ISRAELITY.

Harry contmplates joining the recent Israeli protests but decides to participate later in From the tents to the Israeli street posted at ISRAELITY.

Julie reviews a playground in The Lifschitz Street Park -- Jerusalem Playground Reviews, pt. 2 posted at Walkable Jerusalem.

Mirjam Weiss urges you to make aliyah in Can You Hear Me Calling? posted at Miriyummy.

Esser Agaroth says he's against the current Israeli social justice protests in The Agenda Within The Tents posted at Esser Agaroth.

Apparently the US isn't the only place where people on the right claim the media is controlled by people on the left, as you can see as Batya presents The True Reason for the Leftist Media-Supported Anti-Government Demonstrations posted at Shiloh Musings.

Batya has more negative things to say about the Israeli protesters in Re: The Korach Protests on the Streets of Israel posted at Shiloh Musings.

Esser Agaroth presents Expulsion From Azza, Sixth Anniversary: Who Was To Blame? posted at Esser Agaroth.

Tomer Devorah discusses a retraction she believes wasn't really a retraction in Where's the Retraction? posted at TOMER DEVORAH.

I think of the word God as a "job description" more than as a name, but others such as Mordechai Torczyner hold a different view, and I can't say he's wrong. Make up your own mind after you read In the Name of Gd posted at The Rebbetzin's Husband.

Learn some new Heblish expressions from Mrs. S. in Heblish: As The Laundry Spins Edition posted at Our Shiputzim: A Work In Progress.

View some truly lovely photos as Harry presents Foto Friday – Natural Beauty with Eddie Friedman posted at ISRAELITY.

Rickismom tells us of a man who's finding balance in his life in The "Fanatic" and the Fan posted at Beneath the Wings.

Friar Yid presents Making Connections posted at Friar Yid.

In a post about how he thinks the feelings of Orthodox Jews about non-Orthodox Jews is not "baseless hatred," Esser Agaroth presents Did Baseless Hatred Really Destroy The Temple? posted at Esser Agaroth.

Daniela reviews a couple of snack foods in Loacker's Quadratini Vanilla Wafers and Meir Bagel's Flat Pretzels "Shtuchaleh" posted at Isreview.

I write about overreaction in The Benefits of Overreaction at To Kiss a Mezuzah.

Learn how Batya first discovered Tisha B'Av in And What's This Jewish Tisha B'Av "Holiday"? posted at Shiloh Musings.

rutimizrachi presents "Simple pleasures are the best." posted at Ki Yachol Nuchal!.

Rivki presents New series: Women Who Inspire Us posted at Life in the Married Lane.

As a follow-up to the above post, Rivki presents Women Who Inspire Us #1: Maxine Clark posted at Life in the Married Lane.

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  1. Thank you for hosting and including my posts- have a wonderful week

  2. As usual, a wonderful job. Thanks for including my posts.

  3. Thanks for hosting and for including my links.

    Like me, I believe that you include links to posts with which you do not [necessarily] agree. I, too, believe in adding commentary. If nothing else, it personalizes each host's edition.

    Let me take the opportunity to reply to two of your comments, just as I would welcome your replies to my comments on your posts.

    1. I not at all against "social justice," except for when it is anti-Torah. But, I can understand how that was not made clear this post.

    2. In no way, shape or form did I suggest that I hate non-Orthodox Jews. Rather, I did say:

    "...So, it is incorrect to apply this concept of sin'ath hinam when Religious Jews distaste, or even hatred, toward a secular culture of Shabbath breaking, pork eating, Western-defined multi-culturalism.

    We are supposed to hate those things (Shabbath desecration, eating treif), and everything else which violates our Holy Torah!

    Mind you, I am not speaking about the individuals involved in Shabbath desecration, etc. I am speaking of the acts themselves."

    Please retract your comment, add the phrase "in my opinion," or explain why you believe that I condone "Orthodox" Jews hating "non-Orthodox" ones.

    Thank you.

    Haveil Havalim #325 Is Up!

  4. Thanks for hosting, and for including my posts. Much appreciated!

  5. Please note: I made a couple of changes to my description of a couple of the posts in order to, I hope, better reflect what the author says he meant to say in his posts. It is certainly never my intention to mis-state the message in any of the posts, and I welcome the opportunity to make corrections, when appropriate.

  6. Thanks for all your work on this week's HH!

    Kol tuv,


  7. Great job, and thanks for the link!