It's the day after Rosh Hashannah, Tzom Gedalia, the Fast of Gedalia.
Havel Havelim is the most veteran of the jblogger carnivals and probably one of the longest running blog carnivals there is. Blog carnivals are like "floating" internet magazines. They float from blog to blog, like "floating crap games," l'havdil.
Havel Havelim, the international jblog carnival, was established by Soccer Dad, and is now run by Jack. The term “Havel Havelim” is from Kohelet, Ecclesiastes, which was written by King Solomon, who built the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and later on got all bogged down in materialism and other “excesses” and finally realized that it was nothing but norishkeit, “havel” or in English “vanities.” I think that King Solomon and his father King David were the original "bloggers." The books they wrote, when you take them chapter by chapter, can easily be described as blog posts. The stones they used to write on made them last, so that we can read them now. I doubt if today's technology will preserve our words for so long.
HistoryIlana-Davita presents Raoul Wallenbergs Torg posted at Ilana-Davita.
In the USA, there's lots of talk about Obama's health care plan; it's better here in Israel.
rutimizrachi presents The Second Annual J-Blogger Fest posted at Ki Yachol Nuchal!, saying, "...And a good time was had by most. We definitely need that program-free picnic, though."
Raizy presents How Amazing Is This? posted at SuperRaizy.