Sunday, January 22, 2012

Haveil Havalim #344 New Banner Edition

Well, there it is ~ my new banner! The kids grow so quickly, thank God, and the photos get outdated.

Haveil Havalim is meant to be a roundup of posts from the Jewish blogsphere. I didn't get many submissions so what you will be seeing here are the ones who did send their links along with a few links that I consider worth taking a look at. 

Wednesday marks the first day of the Jewish month of Shevat and Batya reminds us:
Women's Prayers at Tel Shiloh
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat
Wednesday, January 25, 2011
Shiur Torah, Short Tour & Torah Lesson
You're welcome to join our facebook page. Tel Shiloh is open to visitors daily. Tours can be arranged through the office. Email or phone 02-994-4019 

Kosher Cooking Carnival for Sh'vat (which I read but don't contribute to) will be up at This American Bite. so if you do blog about your cooking or anything kosher food related you should be submitting.
The holiday we are all looking forward to this month is Tu B'shvat, the new year for trees. The Velveteen Rabbi shares some nicely put together Haggadot to use for Tu B'Shvat worth looking at for ideas for your celebrations. 
Susan Esther Barnes shared a thoughtful take on how and what we pray for over at, she regularly blogs at To Kiss a Mezuzah and speaking of praying, Batya gave her opinion on Talking in Shul
David has been studying Talmud Yerushalmi and posted his siyyum of Massechet Bikurim and Seder Z'raim (OK, not this week but I am taking the liberty of pointing you there.) 
Israel is on the cyber-maven's map as The Real Jerusalem Streets contrasted tweeting about the nifty stuff that was going on at SMX Israel last week with some less pleasant stuff going on outside. Anthony Reich, writing at The Israel Situation addresses what he terms Racism in Israel about challenges faced by immigrants from Ethiopia. We can only hope that next week brings good news inside and outside. 
Just to show us how the world has become a global village Ruti Mizrachi points us toward the intriguing blog of a young woman who has left Islam, but cannot come out in the open. Batya weighs in and defends our way of life in Israel, recounts a story of meeting famous people and lets us in on a new initiative involving China and Israel. In more news from Israel Mrs. S  shows us that new immigrants eventually acclimate and gives us 10 ways to measure progress. 
In these days of financial uncertainty both here in Israel and in the rest of the world I thought it would be interesting to point you toward this post In God We Trust: Your Money and a Higher Power written by an American (not Jewish, I believe agnostic) whose blog deals with money management. Rabbi Reuven Spolter (who did not submit but whose blog is a nice mix of Torah and commentary which I read often) shows us something about community expectations over at Chopping Wood and Batya has something to tell us about priorities and possesions as well. More on the economic front from the Velveteen Rabbi as she 'passes the hat' for a vandalized shul.
On my own blog I have set out to define those words under the banner. Meantime I wrote a bit about Feminism. In trying to define Jewish (all by itself, as Orthodox will have its own explanation) I was looking for a way to say that I feel akin to Jews of all stripes. There's a clip over at YouTube that puts it very nicely. 
For instructions on how to contribute to the next edition check out ourfacebook Havel Havelim page. HH comes out every Sunday on a different blog. Next week's Havel Havelim will be Beneath the Wings. If you don't have facebook, you can still contribute a link by sending it to me and I'll pass it on to the hostess. 


Batya said...

That's a gorgeous new Banner and wonderful Havel Havelim. Thanks for including my posts.

The Real Jerusalem Streets said...

A lot to read here, and so glad the garbage strike was a short one, even in the cold it was beginning to smell. Thanks

Sharon A

Leora said...

Hurray for you for hosting! Great job. And your family in your banner is precious.

rickismom said...

Lovely job!

Mrs. S. said...

Thanks for the link, and may you continue to have much nachat from your beautiful family!

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