Welcome to homeshuling, your shul away from….oh never mind. It’s my great honor to host this week’s edition of The Jewish Blog Carnival. I’ve included up to three links from everyone who submitted (the first three I received.) As always, inclusion in the carnival absolutely does not indicate Homeshuling’s endorsement. But I do endorse having an open forum for the wide range of voices that make up klal yisrael. Any omissions (other than a few obvious off-topic
treif spam posts) were purely accidental.
I took some liberty with the traditional categories, creating a new listing for posts related to Tisha B’Av, and a few other changes that the regulars will notice. I also included some posts that piqued my interest this week, even if they weren’t submitted to the carnival.
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.’
Judaism and Jewish Culture
Cosmic X shares insight into a controversy at Torat HaMelech 8: The Difference Between Uninformed Opinion and Informed Opinion posted at Cosmic X in Jerusalem.
Personal and Parenting
Allison Josephs answers the question What Do Orthodox Jewish Kids and Teens Do for Fun? posted at Jew in the City.
A Mother in Israel presents a heart-wrenching (well, for me, anyway) guest post about breastfeeding policy in Israel in Whose Babies Are They Anyway? Breastfeeding Twins in an Israeli Hospital posted at A Mother in Israel. I’m sharing this one with my friend and fellow blogger Tanya Lieberman over at the Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog.
Homeshuling (me!) wrote about channeling her daughters’ love of princesses into her new children’s book The Shabbat Princess (have you seen the book trailer?) and wonders Can You Take a Vacation from keeping kosher? at homeshuling.
Julie presents Back to the playground and The Hildesheimer Park — Jerusalem Playground Review, pt. 1 at Walkable Jerusalem.
Joel Katz puts forth the 2-part post Religion and State in Israel – July 25, 2011 (Section 1) and (Section 2) and Religion and State in Israel – August 1, 2011 (Section 1) at the aptly titled Religion and State in Israel.
Nine Days/Tisha B’Av
Yosefa tempts us with Rigatoni a la Vodka – Non-dairy and Upside-Down Stuffed Peppers with Vegetarian Stuffing at Cooking Outside the Box.
Daniela reviews Chupa Chups Magic Powder Lollipops and Hotpop’s Sweet & Salty Microwave Popcorn posted at Isreview. I think this might be the first time we’ve had a post about lollipops and I was sorely tempted to create a category called “Lollipops” in its honor.
That’s about all! May those of you fasting have a meaningful fast this Tisha B’Av.