Monday, June 11, 2012

A Soldier's Mother "Does" Havel Havelim, Again

Paula's blog, A Soldier's Mother, (Should it Now be "Soldiers' Mother?") is the host of this week's Havel Havelim, the floating internet magazine of Jewish and Israeli blog posts.  It's obvious that she has read and thought about each of the posts.  Each one is introduced in a way to draw us in to read it.

Havel Havelim has been around a long time, probably predating my blogging, because I began contributing to it and hosting it soon after I began blogging.  And I'm one of the most veteran jbloggers still on the internet.  I remember when Havel Havelim was barely in the double digits.  Then it was coordinated by Soccer Dad, who no longer blogs on his own blog.  He sometimes blogs on others, and he contributes his two cents on the facebook page/group we use to keep HH going.

In Havel Havelim you can find a wide variety of articles on all aspects of Jewish Life and Israeli issues.  Some are political, and others are more personal.  There's a community aspect to the bloggers who live all over the world, not just in Israel.  And our type of Jewish Life vary, too.  Consider it a gift/bonus of the internet.  Yes, the internet can bring people together.  I've managed to meet some bloggers f2f and spoken to others on the phone.

There are two other jblog carnivals, the Kosher Cooking Carnival and JPIX.  KCC is monthly and comes out on Rosh Chodesh, the beginning of the Jewish Month.  JPIX comes out a few times a year.  They each have facebook pages/groups, KCC and JPIX.  Information about on which blog they are, contributing and hosting them can be found on their pages.  In addition, I have a page on my blogs, accessed via a tab under the banner in which I try to keep all the information up to date. 

There are definite advantages to the internet, plenty of clean, intelligent information if you're looking for it.  And a good place to look is the Jewish Blog Carnivals.

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