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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Havel Havelim Bamidbar, In The Desert. Wouldn't Dessert be Nicer?

Cross-posted on me-ander

Sure, why not dessert? This is birthday week for me! Actually this year there's only a day between my goyish and Jewish birthdays. It's just a quirk; I don't know why. It's not an age that can be easily divided by 19. Back to the subject at hand.

Havel Havelim is the longest running International Jewish blog carnival. A blog carnival is an internet magazine with blog posts as articles. Many, like HH, float from blog to blog. Havel Havelim is weekly and was begun by Soccer Dad who no longer maintains his blog. In recent years we've (that's Esser Agaroth and yours truly) have been coordinating it as a group effort with the friends and support of other bloggers on our facebook page. A wide variety of bloggers share the responsibilities of hosting, and we hope that you'll read, comment and of course share the carnival and the various blog posts included. Getting to know other blogs is what it's all about.


I hope you enjoy this week's round-up. Just to make things clear. These are blog posts. I don't know many or possibly most of the authors and I may not even agree with what is written. There's lots of food for thought for sure. Some post links were sent to me, and others I chose. As is my custom, I'm just listing the titles and hope that you check them out. Just click the titles. To submit posts, you can use  blog carnival or email the week's host; information on  our facebook page. If you'd like to host an edition, then contact us on facebook or shilohmuse at gmail dot com or esseragaroth at gmail dot com, thanks.

It's All Up to You
Why Sefer Bemidbar is My Favorite Book in the Chumash - See more at: http://finkorswim.com/2014/05/23/why-sefer-bemidbar-is-my-favorite-book-in-the-chumash/#sthash.PPRK74Ab.dpuf
Going south: thoughts on a bus from Eilat
Like Home
To Martin Indyk - from an Israeli Jew
Good News and Bad News and A Request for Help
We Can Only Hope
Believe The Child
The Falafel Economic Index: Not as Silly as You Think.
Three Out of Four!
Proposed Law: shomer shabbos teams and athletes
Educational Resources for Jerusalem Day - May 28, 2014
Guest Post: Religion of Hate
Guest Post: Moriah Goldberg: Why Did I Choose to Go to Jail? למה בחרתי להיכנס לבית הסוהר? ע"י מוריה גלדברג
Jerusalem Day, Celebrating Ramat Eshkol
Jerusalem: Parades, Runners and New High Flyers
When Rome Comes to Jerusalem: Papal Visit Causes High Anxiety in Israel
Jewish Truck Driver In 100 KPH Tefillin Bomb Scare
More Signs of a Collapsing Regime
How the Other Half Lives
Let The Facts of History Prove Israel's Rights versus The So-Called Palestinians
Rug Moment
Which Hat Shall I Wear?
New Bus Hub in Jerusalem
Rav Yaakov Ades Shlit"a Delivers Stinging Attack Against the Pope and Xtianity
Is "Peace in the Middle East" Really Possible?
Pope Gog Coming to Israel?

Bloggers and blog fans, are you disappointed that your blog or blogs or your favorite blogs aren't included in this edition?  Well, there are two simple way to solve that painful dilemma.

  1. Just submit the links either via blog carnival or to the weekly host, which you can discover by following our facebook page. If you're really stuck, then email me shilohmuse at gmail dot com with HH as subject.
  2. Volunteer to host an edition instead of standing on the outside and feeling left-out. More information on  our facebook page. Or email me shilohmuse at gmail dot com with "HH hosting" as subject.


  • Havel Havelim is a Jewish blog carnival, so the post must have Jewish or Israeli content. 
  • Posts must not promote any other religion.
  • Posts must not question the legitimacy of the State of Israel. 
  • Posts must be from the previous week or the time since the previous edition of HH, when during Jewish Holidays we skip a week.
  • Posting time is any time except for Shabbat from Friday to Sunday, depending on the convenience of the host. 

I also coordinate the Kosher Cooking Carnival which is a monthly Jewish blog carnival that includes posts about all aspects of kosher food from recipes, customs, halacha-Jewish Law and reviews of kosher restaurants and cookbooks. We also have a facebook page and blog carnival account.

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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yaak said...

Thanks for the links.

Anonymous said...

B"H - What do you mean by "Posts must not question the legitimacy of the State of Israel"? Since when are we allowed to promote idols and idol worshiping? One. Two, it excludes from HH about one third of the Israeli public, those who don't vote and de facto renders it as anti-Semitic as the occupation of the Tomb of David by the so called security forces, nazis.

Esser Agaroth said...

...I believe that we are not supposed to call for its eradication. However, perhaps that means eradication and questioning the legitimacy of Jewish Sovereignty over the land.

We should try to clarify this.

Criticism of the State is certainly allowed! :-)

Havel Havelim Bamidbar Is Up!

Batya said...

Criticism of policy is normal blogging for most of us, but criticizing the the legitimacy of the State of Israel for me is something else.

Anonymous said...

OK, so basically what you are saying is that me and my The Torah Revolution blog is thrown out from here. Fair enough, you know what? I can live with it. Revolution means institutional discontinuity and I certainly mean and desire and pray for institutional discontinuity of this State of Israel three times a day and may we have our G-d instructed Jewish Torah State and institutions instead of these nazi inspired monkeys as soon as poss., in our days, that is NOW!