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Saturday, October 12, 2013

לך לך Lech Lecha "Get Yourself Going" Edition of Havel Havelim

Since the premier and original Jewish blog carnival, Havel Havelim is posted weekly, either before or after Shabbat and I've completely lost track of the numbers its originator Soccer Dad and later on Esser Agaroth were so careful about, I think we ought to start naming them after the Torah Portions of the Week.  And this week's is:

לך לך Lech Lecha "Get Yourself Going"

Genesis Chapter 12 בְּרֵאשִׁית א
א  וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-אַבְרָם, לֶךְ-לְךָ מֵאַרְצְךָ וּמִמּוֹלַדְתְּךָ וּמִבֵּית אָבִיךָ, אֶל-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר אַרְאֶךָּ. 1 Now the LORD said unto Abram: 'Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto the land that I will show thee.
ב  וְאֶעֶשְׂךָ, לְגוֹי גָּדוֹל, וַאֲבָרֶכְךָ, וַאֲגַדְּלָה שְׁמֶךָ; וֶהְיֵה, בְּרָכָה. 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and be thou a blessing.
ג  וַאֲבָרְכָה, מְבָרְכֶיךָ, וּמְקַלֶּלְךָ, אָאֹר; וְנִבְרְכוּ בְךָ, כֹּל מִשְׁפְּחֹת הָאֲדָמָה. 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and him that curseth thee will I curse; and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.'

It's a favorite of mine.  In my simplistic way of seeing things, I see these three lines/verses as summarizing all of Judaism and G-d's message to the world.  I'll have to elaborate on this thought in a future post.  You can start thinking about it and commenting already.

In the meantime... on with the show!

Havel Havelim is the Jewish Israel blog carnival, which floats around the internet.  We organize it on our facebook page.  Links can be sent via blog carnival.  Hosts will receive the links and the "instacarnival" from them and should also include other posts of their choosing. For this week's edition, I'm using the "secret" format.  I'm just going to give you the titles and hope you'll visit more and more blogs.  Please share, visit and comment. Enjoy...

Lech Lecha and Then?
Sponsor me so I can sponsor and run for the Shneider Hospital!
Rant - BMT +44
Israel Biblical Stamps
Council Of Europe: Male Ritual Circumcision - "violation of the physical integrity of children"
Sportsman Of The Month: Oren Dvoskin
Returning to "Old Haunts"
Why Jewish Continuity?
Friday Ramblings
Karma, Olam Haba and the Law of Conservation of Justice
Murder in the Jordan Valley
Gil Hoffman: All in Good Fun? Or Just a "Crass" Act?
Post-Holiday Kosher Cooking Carnival
Jerusalem Light Rail in Sepia
Touring Close to Home
'Pay no attention to the high explosives behind the curtain' 
Only in Israel: A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to The Dentist
Did They Remove 'Terror' From the Dictionary?
Did the Jewish Home Party get a Slap in the Face from this Rabbi?
My First Tzohar Wedding                                            
Is the Jewish "Get" Archaic?
Curls of Wisdom: G-d Knows You're Insecure, and It's Cool
Terror Close to Home

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of jewish-israel blog carnival aka Havel Havelim using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Jacob Richman said...

Thanks for teh post and link

Batya said...

Jacob, thanks for contributing.

Lorri M. said...

There is a lot to see in this post, and I better start reading right away!

Thank you for the link!

Batya said...

Lorri, thank you!!