Sunday, February 19, 2012

Haveil Havalim #348

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.


I ask whether you recognize signs of God in your life in Signs of God posted at TC Jewfolk.

Please join me in saying "Mazel tov!" to Skylar, who recently completed her much-blogged-about Orthodox conversion. This week, among other things, she wrote about the different Types of Mikvaot posted at You're Not Crazy.

Rabbi Eliyahu Fink presents an interesting look at Superstition and Religion posted at Fink or Swim.

Anti-Israeli and antisemitic propaganda is alive and well in the BDS movement, as shown in BDS conference at Penn met my worst expectations posted at JWeekly. Yes, I know this isn't a blog, but I thought people should read about the real motivations behind BDS.

Joel Katz fills us in on all things Israel in Religion and State in Israel - February 13, 2012 (Section 1) and Religion and State in Israel - February 13, 2012 (Section 2) posted at Religion and State in Israel.

Mrs S. fills us in about Israeli National Service in The Parental Guide to Sherut Leumi posted at Our Shiputzzim: A Work in Progress.

Batya presents The Truth About Coalition Power in Israeli Governments posted at Shiloh Musings.

Hadassah presents Spotlight on Gush Katif Education Week posted at Shiloh Musings.

Jacob Richman presents New Video Online: Learn Hebrew Phrases - Hotel Check-In posted at Good News from Israel.


Dov Bear questions why Meir Solivetchik testified about the President's plan to require free insurance coverage of contraceptives for women in Peek a Jew: Which one doesn't belong? posted at Dov Bear.

Heshy Fried shows us why it's a bad idea to jump to conclusions in Facebook says Israel doesn’t exist, big deal! posted at Frum Satire.

Batya presents As A Jew... It's a "No Brainer;" Jewish Law Trumps Secular Philosophy posted at Shiloh Musings.


Ever wonder what it feels like to jump out of a plane? If so, read A Soldier's Bird's Eye View from Outside the Plane posted by rutimizrachi at Ki Yachol Nuchal!

Miriam presents a poem inspired by her mother, may her memory be a blessing, in On Moetzi Shabbat posted at Miriam's Words.

I write about a class for people who plan to volunteer to walk with people toward the end of their life in Bay Area JHC Kol Haneshama Classes 3 and 4 posted at To Kiss a Mezuzah.

Jennifer presents Parsha of the Week: Mishpatim posted at Kosher Nice Time Cartoons.

It's not too early to start thinking about cooking for Purim, and Miriam is asking for your special hamantashen recipe in Purim is Just Around the Corner... posted at From Miriam's Kitchen.

How You Can Participate:
If you have a Jewish blog, or have written a post about something Jewish on a non-Jewish blog, we would love to include your work in future editions. To submit your blog post, please go to the Havael Havalim Facebook Page, found here.


  1. Thanks for the link, although it's technically my husband's parsha cartoon since I don't come up with the ideas or draw it. :-)
    And since it draws on Torah text and midrashic sources, it might not be considered "humour," either...
    But I hope everybody will check it out anyway!

  2. Susan, very nice round up of interesting blogs for me to check out. Thank-you for including my two blogs.


  3. Thank you for putting this edition together; and thank you for your thoughtful comments on each post!

  4. Susan, thanks so much for the wonderful Havel Havelim! And thanks for including my posts.

  5. i am not of any religion but am born a gentile and I would like to greet you brothers and sisters for this great Blog may God Bless you all.

  6. Great job, and thanks for the link!

  7. Thank you so much for mentioning my blog and for the kind wish :D