Haveil Havalim: Pre-Yom Kippur Edition

Good morning, everyone. I’m hosting Haveil Havalim this week, the weekly “blog carnival” of the Jewish/Israeli blogosphere, created by Soccer Dad and currently maintained by Jack. There is where I’ll often insert something funny and What War Zone-ish for my new visitors….not today though. Since today is my birthday, before I get off my computer and out into the real world, I’ll just say this:

1. Gmar chatima tovah-have a meaningful day and fast.

2. If you have laughed at anything I’ve written over the last year, feel free to join my new Facebook fan page for updates about future videos, comedy shows, and whatever else I might do.

3. Read my birthday request. It’s not long.

And here we go…

Anti-Semitism
Batya of Shiloh Musings looks at the upcoming march in Great Neck by the Westboro Baptist Church and wonders why nobody is doing anything about it.

Robert J. Avrech of Seraphic Secrets looks at “Jewish Jew Haters” throughout history.

Culture
Musings from Montana presents a kosher bagel recipe for Rosh Hashana.

Annette Berlin of Craft Stew shows us how to make fruit-themed wall posters for Sukkot.

Lady Light of Tikkun Olam thinks she’s found one of the world’s 36 lamed-vavnikim and has a video to prove it.

Eliyahu Fink of Pacific Jewish Center | Rabbi talks about women’s happiness and being a parent and a recent article about it in the New York Times.

History
Ruti Mizrachi of Ki Yachol Nuchal! reflects on the life and death of Gedalia.

Jacob Richman of Good News from Israel posts pictures of the discovery of an ancient mikvah near the Kotel.


Yisroel of Artzeinu points out a rabbinical warning from the 1930’s and explains the different types of shofar that we blow on Rosh Hashana.

Tikkun Olam thinks Bibi Netanyahu’s UN speech rocked.

Yisrael Medad of My Right Word examines some old coins. Really old coins.

Humor
Shmuel Sokol of Torat Yisrael taped some dumb oleh doing stand-up at the Nefesh B’Nefesh blogger convention. I won’t hold it against him that he spelled my name wrong. At least he didn’t call me Bahn-gee. By the way, if you had told someone 10 years ago that they could videotape something from their telephone, their head would have exploded.

Toby of A Time of the Signs can’t believe how fast the year flew and links to the funniest items of this past year.

Mrs S. of Our Shiputzim wants to tell you about something really funny: the annual gan meeting.

Ilana-Davita links to a recent video of Israel’s Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Lau, speaking to a group of students about his personal story.

Ben-Yehudah of Esser Agorot reveals the truth about bloggers receiving Israeli press credentials (it’s not as glamorous as you think.)

Risa Tzohar of Isramom looks at the recent NY Times article on cupcakes and wonders if they can’t help bring peace in the Middle East.

Right Word writes about a captured terrorist who was attempting “death by flatulention”. (I just copy and paste.)

Snoopy the Goon of Simply Jews considers Israel, Nelson Mandela, and Desmond Tutu in a whole new way.

Israel
Some dumb oleh tells the world what he thinks of the UN and Moammar Gadhafi after last week. Maybe I should have put this in the Humor section…

Bar Kochba of For Zion’s Sake sets the record straight on international law.

Israelity announces the winner of their Rosh Hashana competition, discusses the sad reason that Israel is 39 pounds lighter this week, and reflects on the first rain of the year.

David Morris of Tzedek-Tzedek discusses the two-state solution and what it might really mean.

Torat Yisrael talks about new ways of enlisting Charedi soldiers into the army.

Joel of Religion and State in Israel recounts the biggest news stories in Israel here and here with links to some good videos (people dressed as chickens to protest kapparot is always fun.)

Batya of Shiloh Musings talks about the different ways Jews look at living in Gush Etzion.

Leah Aharoni of Ingathered examines the motivation behind Western media’s biased reporting on Israel.

Torat Yisrael examines the Israeli military recruiting Kollel students for military jobs.

Good News from Israel links to the text and video of Bibi’s UN speech.

Eric of The Israel Situation talks about Iran’s revealing their secret nuclear facility.

Judaism
Some dumb oleh says don’t forget to enter his Jgooders.com contest before tonight so you can give $25 to a good cause.

A Simple Jew wrote a post all about you. Seriously!

David Morris of Tzedek Tzedek analyzes a news article about child abuse in Ramat Beit Shemesh and a response from the article’s author.

Do Jews drink? Harry-er Than Them All isn’t sure.


A Mother in Israel takes a look at an advertisement to Haredi women. Be careful who you sit next to!

Ingathered examines the need for a holistic approach to ethical decisions.

Mordechai Torczyner of The Rebbetzin’s Husband looks at his Rosh Hashana davening and wonders who moved his cheese.

Phyllis of Ima on (and off) the Bima hopes you do not have an easy fast. Wondering why? Click here.

Chaviva of Just Call Me Chaviva wonders if G-d will answer when she calls.

Sheyna Galyan of Books and Beliefs reviews “The New Jew: An Unexpected Conversion” by Sally Srok Friedes.

Personal

Batya of Me-ander tells us about her Fast of Gedalia and a Siyate D’Shmaya moment.

Homeshuling: A Jewish Parenting Blog gives an update on her garden (with pictures).

Chaviva writes about her first year at an Orthodox shul for Rosh Hashana and the frustrations of focusing while having an allergic reaction.

Ricki’s Mom from Beneath the Wings shares a story and lesson from a bus ride home where she met “the lady from act II.”

My Right Word has a letter in the Times literary supplement and looks at the size of the letters in a sermon advertisement.

SuperRaizy links to an article in the Jewish Journal titled “Reflections on Friends Who Lived to Tell” about Holocaust survivors.

Jack of Random Thoughts denies having blog envy (Why would he? He’s Jack, for G-d’s sakes. I think my blog has Jack-envy.) He also announces the winner of 2009’s real political election.

Politics
Goyishe Rebbe of Shiloh Musings is losing patience with President Obama.

The Rebbetzin’s Husband wants to make it clear that in his new project, he is not creating a “shul”.

TRS of The Real Shliach just got married and has an Obama joke upon his return.

Simply Jews thinks that the Goldstone Report had made up their mind before presenting their findings.

Anthony of the Israel Situation discusses the controversy of Libya’s leader trying to erect a tent in New York.

Yitzchak Goodman of Judeopundit says Juan Cole’s Iran blogging has taken a strange turn.

Torah
Yisroel of Artzeinu gives us a Dvar Torah.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Haveil Havalim using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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The next issue will be hosted by Random Thoughts.

For you aspiring chefs out there, the Kosher Cooking Carnival is hosted by Batya this month and Mimi in October. You can submit a post here. Batya is always looking for more hosts (and I am always looking for more food in my fridge).

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