Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Interesting Posts from Blogs Near and Far aka "Havel Havelim"

Once upon a time there was a weekly roundup of Jewish blog posts called Havel Havelim. It was a great way to read a variety of blogs, and I made quite a few friends both real and virtual that way. But many of the bloggers have ceased to blog, and most mainstream internet media have added "blogs" to their Opinion pages. In some cases, it's just another way to get people to write for free, but that's another story.

I tried to continue Havel Havelim on my own, but on my blogs, it just didn't generate enough "excitement," meaning readership. Now there's an actual "blogger site," called Israel Blogger, where I and some other bloggers post articles. It's a lot more professional than any of us could really do on our own. Consider it a real/professional online Israeli magazine, and ignore the fact that the writing is done by bloggers. Most of us are professional writers to be honest.

You may not know this, but there are still some fantastic bloggers who are blogging only on their own blogs. Some blog very infrequently, but their posts are worth waiting for. And there are still a few of us who blog a few times a week. I'm going to list titles of some interesting blog posts that have appeared recently and hope that you read, comment and share. Enjoy!

The Birth of a Book
What Should a Goi Do?
Conversion to Judaism Complicated Business
How 9/11 Made Me What I Am
9-11 Sixteen Years After: Never Forget, Never Forgive
Head Wrapping in the Professional World by Lila H.
My Journey is Still Relevant
Education Rip-Off
Pishers' Guide to Jerusalem #24 Horse Park WC Staff Horsing Around
Ingredients of Jewish Leadership
Can I Lecture?
A Period of Grace
And finally Incredibly Detailed LEGO Model of Second Temple in Jerusalem (video)

שנה טובה!
Shanah Tovah
Have a Wonderful New Year


IlanaB said...

Thank you for linking to my post about immigration!
It's nice to see a round-up of interesting posts about Israel from time to time! I'm glad to see you're keeping the tradition.

Batya said...

Thanks. Glad you enjoy it.

Unknown said...


Two of the links that I tried are not working:

My Journey Is Still Relevant
Educational Ripoff

Thanks and keep up the great work!

Shana Tova

Batya said...

Sorry. Thanks for letting me know. Will fix them later.

rutimizrachi said...

Thank you for your continued efforts on behalf of fellow bloggers, Batya. You are truly a gift!

Mr. Cohen said...

Maybe I'm wrong about this,
but I like tho think that
my blog posts also have some importance:
Ancient Roman historians
connected Jews with the Land of Israel


How a Reform Rabbi Became Orthodox
(true story)


Sephardic Jews REJECT Reform Judaism:



Can Jews learn something from Captain Kirk?


Rambam Rejected Childless Messiah:


Batya said...

Bruce Epstein, fixed, thanks.
Ruti, mutual admiration society... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbdSnVOc9ew
Mr. Cohen, these are very recent posts, not like the ones you wanted me to include.

rutimizrachi said...

Batya, loved that Ethel Merman bit! Thanks! <3

Batya said...

Ruti, we really are "connected."