I was walking around my Shiloh neighborhood on Shabbat with a friend while the sun was going down and Shabbat leaving us. The sky was gorgeous, and then I noticed the large round moon and shrieked!
"Eeks!! Do you see that big round moon? Do you know what it means?"Obviously, since my freezer is full of all sorts of useless things, I'm not cooking in advance for Rosh Hashanah this year, so I'm still doing Havel Havelim.
My friend looked at me like I was crazy.
"I means there are only two weeks left to Rosh Hashanah, and my freezer is still too full. I'm just not ready!! I need more time."
It would be appreciated if there would be some volunteer hosts, but I'll keep it up in the meantime until I don't know. Havel Havelim is the weekly international Jewish blog carnival. Apparently there are are still lots of Jewish blogs all over, but the idea of community of Jewish bloggers seems to be dying out. Havel Havelim was started well over a decade ago by Soccer Dad who no longer blogs. Nowadays we holdouts keep in touch on facebook rather than email. It used to be that when a blog was included in an edition of HH, the blogger would comment a thank you and then mention it in his/her blog and even volunteer on occasion to host one. The thank-you's and mentions are a thing of the past or very rare. Honestly, I wonder if I should just let it all fade away and die. Or I'll just post when I'm in the mood... What do you think? Or will this one also get no response?
If you've written a recent post or seen something that suits, please mail me the link before Shabbat your time, thanks, firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: HH, plus a one line blurb.
As is my custom, first I'll list the posts sent to me, then my own and finally whatever I feel like adding.
English - Hebrew "School" Vocabulary Study Sheets
Yocheved, A life-saving medical matter: Reader response just might save this man's life. His doctor's don't know what to do. Thrombocytopenia and Mabthera Treatment: Seeking the Public's Help
Ester, Peace? Three Strikes and You’re Out
I must admit that we have the worst, most pathetic garden in all of Shiloh. There is only one really nice fruitful thing about it, our grapes. If We Can Grow Grapes in Shiloh, then it is The Best Place for Vineyards
I highly recommend this book, Book Review: Yael Ziegler's "Ruth: From Alienation to Monarchy"
Ladies, Make Plans for Tefilat Chana!
Matisyahu, first invited, then boycotted and then reinstated in the Spanish music festival. This has given him more public scrutiny. Matisyahu's Very Public Spiritual Journey
Why are Jews so quick to take responsibility and act guilty? Electrical not Terrorist, Another Duma Fire
Doug hosted another beer tasting. First his version and then mine:
Results of the Israel Brews and Views -- Amber Ale Tasting Panel
|Photo by Mike|
Muhammad Zoabi: I Have Risked My Life
Jewish terrorism? Maybe — or maybe not
Is Jonathan Pollard a Hero?
Intimidation of Jews on Temple Mount
Another staged incident
Perfection and the Yamim Noraim (High Holidays)
No Regrets This Summer
HOW TO TAKE YOUR 6 FAVORITE SUMMER TRENDS INTO FALL
A Different Pareve Kishke
All for the Gush Katif Brides: Elul Ushered in by Rabbanit Yemima Mizrahi
#BlogElul 12: Forgive
That's it for this week. If you have a favorite blog or two or more that you'd like to see in Havel Havelim, please let me know. And if you're a blogger and would like to host a Havel Havelim, ditto. Shavua Tov and please don't forget:
You don't have to be a blogger to read, comment and share Havel Havelim!!