Sunday, September 18, 2011

Haveil Havalim #330

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.

As a general rule, I don't post more than three submissions by the same person, so if you sent in more and you don't see them here, that's why. Opinions expressed in the posts linked below are those of the respective bloggers and not necessarily endorsed by me.

New Blogger to Haveil Havalim:
The first post this week is from Avigayil, because this is her first post to Haveil Havalim, and I like to encourage new writers. Please welcome her and her post, On meeting Rabba Sara, why I freaked out, and why I probably shouldn't have had to posted at Fabulosity.

The Upcoming High Holy Days:
If Gilad Shalit came home for Rosh Hashanah, what would you feed him? Mirjam Weiss gives us one idea in Like Talking To A Wall posted at Miriyummy.

Uncomforatble with the High Holy Days? Maybe you can find something to like in What the High Holy Days Mean to Me posted at To Kiss a Mezuzah.

Find holiday fun for the kids as Jennifer in MamaLand presents FREE ראש השנה / Rosh Hashanah Colouring Pages & Activities! posted at Adventures in Mama-Land.

Yisrael Medad writes about the month of Elul in In the Month of Elul posted at More From The Admor.

What does the Wide World of Sports have to do with Elul? Cosmic X explains in Elul: The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat posted at Cosmic X in Jerusalem.

Jacob Richman showcases some Rosh Hashanah stamps in New Israeli Stamps for Rosh Hashana posted at Good News from Israel.

Sheyna Galyan presents Shame as a sin posted at Books and Beliefs.

Jacob Richman has linked a new Rosh Hashanah video at New: Learn Hebrew Rosh Hashana Video posted at Good News from Israel.

Abe Greenwald writes about anti-semitism, ant-americanism, and 9/11 in Israel, America, and the Lessons of 9/11 posted at Jewish Ideas Daily.

Josh Waxman presents Thou shalt not sleep with the fishes posted at parshablog.

Joel Katz gives us his usual, interesting rundown of Israeli events in Religion and State in Israel - September 12, 2011 (Section 1) and Religion and State in Israel - September 12, 2011 (Section 2) posted at Religion and State in Israel.

Etana Hecht writes about girls being harrassed as they try to go to school in Bet Shemesh in A Personal Account of the Events In Bet Shemesh posted at Frum Satire (and no, this post is not satire).

Job hunting in Israel? Jacob Richman shares some tips in Job Hunting Tips posted at Good News from Israel.

Listen to the sounds of Jerusalem with Harry in Listening to the sounds of silence in Jerusalem posted at ISRAELITY.

Sharon A shares photos and a commentary of life in Israel in New Season « The Real Jerusalem Streets posted at The Real Jerusalem Streets.

Read about programs for Israelis between high school and military service as Harry presents The “mechinistim” posted at ISRAELITY.

Batya dislikes a statement from an Israeli MK in Treason? What 1967 Tragedies? posted at Shiloh Musings.

Iris shares a conversation between two Israelis who have lost their homes in "Yeah, Me Too" posted at Shiloh Musings.

Batya writes about the relationship between Israel and Egypt in Is This "New Egypt" Still A Peace Partner of Israel? posted at Shiloh Musings.

Cosmic X presents More on Secular Coercion in the IDF posted at Cosmic X in Jerusalem.

Cosmic X presents Video Exposes UNRWA 'Right of Return' Summer Camp posted at Cosmic X in Jerusalem.

Should Rebbes always stick to the official course content for children? Mordechai Torczyner presents some interesting thoughts on this subject in Wanted: A 7th Grade Rebbe posted at The Rebbetzin's Husband.

Mirjam Weiss and her husband have some thought-provoking things to say about what we call ourselves in Miriyummy Guest Post: I?m An Apology For A Jew posted at Miriyummy.

Not exactly culture, but Harry presents an interesting look at how others view Sept 11 and the United States in Nostalgia Sunday – 9/11: The international view posted at ISRAELITY.

Allan Nadler writes about Harvey Pekar in Enmity; or, Yiddish in America posted at Jewish Ideas Daily.

steve ornstein presents Palestinian Statehood Initiative:A Guide for the Perplexed posted at

Satiricohen submitted this post under "Humor," but some may consider it to be offensive, since it stereotypes Palestinians as liars: "The Joy of Lying" - New Book Explains Pathological Lying in Palestinian Society posted at Israeli Satire Laboratory.

Remembering September 11, 2001:
Leah-Perl Shollar remembers the World Trade Center in Windows on the World posted at The JLI Community Blog.

Mrs. S. presents Ten years later posted at Our Shiputzim: A Work In Progress.

Mordechai Torczyner remembers what he did as a young rabbi in What could a rabbi have said on September 11th? posted at The Rebbetzin's Husband.

Batya writes about a plant in her garden in Transplant, Horticultural Success? posted at me-ander.

Food Reviews:
Daniela presents Telma's Mixflakes Plus Cereal posted at Isreview.

Daniela presents Loacker's Rose Of The Dolomites 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 the posting and including my links.

  2. Thank you for doing such a wonderful job on the carnival this week, and thanks for including my posts.

  3. Very well put together and thanks for including my links.

  4. Thanks for including me. I should have mentioned that my post is NSFHP.

  5. Great job, and thanks for the link! Shanah tovah and ktivah v'chatimah tovah!

  6. What a great idea and what a great way to get to know fellow (Jewish) bloggers. I just submitted my blog and hope that it will get featured next time!

    This Good Life

  7. Thanks for all your work on HH!