It’s my pleasure and honor to host Haveil Havalim for the first time; I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to step up to the plate. I did my best to include everyone’s work (but only three submissions per blog.) Any omissions were purely accidental and a reflection of my being too full of turkey and the best pareve mashed potatoes ever to be as thorough and organized as I’d like. Please remember that the opinions expressed in these posts do not necessarily reflect my own point of view. Oh, and welcome to Homeshuling. While you’re here, why not have a look around?
Founded by Soccer Dad, Haveil Havalim is a carnival of Jewish blogs — a weekly collection of Jewish & 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. The term ‘Haveil Havalim,’ which means “Vanity of Vanities,” is from Qoheleth, (Ecclesiastes) which was written by King Solomon. King Solomon built the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and later on got all bogged down in materialism and other ‘excesses’ and realized that it was nothing but ‘hevel,’ or in English, ‘vanity.’
Religion and State in Israel offers this post
and this post
on the topic of, well, just what you would guess from the name of the blog.
Our Shipputzim: A Work In Progress enlightened me about “The Call” and how her response to “The Call” has changed over time in A Negotiated Settlement
Humor (or so they tell me)
Parshablog writes a really thought provoking piece in Why Chomsky Went off the Derech
that touches on many fascinating topics. Try as I might I can’t sum it up in a way that does it justice. He cites an article by Rabbi Michael Broyde that I recommend you click on as well.
Just Call me Chaviva presents A Wedding and a Stylish Hasidic Woman (Er … Me)
Eli for Short offers some insightful reflections on hair covering in Going Undercover
On another Jewish parenting blog (which I think should be a Haveil Havalim category…), Minnesota Mammaleh talks about Giving Thanks
Just call me Chaviva wonders whether one could consider Harry Potter, a Modern Holocaust Narrative. Spoiler Alert!
Please remember to publicize this, and every week’s carnival on your blog. And if you’ve never hosted before, please do. It really wasn’t that hard.