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Haveil Havelim

So it turns out that with about 2 minutes to go until sundown, I discovered I was short of dog food, and wouldn't have enough to get the big guy through Shabbat. It was suggested that I go get enough for the dog's breakfast and dinner from some friends, but I couldn't.

You're not allowed to be mikibble on Shabbat.

And with that, on to this week's Haveil Havelim. I had a hard time deciding whether some posts belonged in the Israel section or the Archaeology section, an occupational hazard when dealing with a country with so much history, so close to the surface, I suppose.

In addition to the submissions, I've added a few postings from other Jewish blogs I read. These postings aren't necessarily an endorsement of their opinions, but you may take them as an endorsement of the blogs themselves.


Israel Perspectives finds immediacy in history at Latrun.

Shiloh Musings lets us know that the Vatican has its eyes on a prime piece of historic Jewish real estate.

Mirty draws attention to readin' and writin', 10th Century BCE-style.

Israel & The Middle East

Chayyei Sarah explains why government offices need to treat immigrants differently from tourists.

Uber-Haveil Soccer Dad has some thoughts about the New York Times of Israel, and exactly how apt that appellation is.

Daled Amos notes that the Palestinians lead the Iraqis in one important category.

Samizdat has a suitably depressing take on the state of Israel's political parties, sparing no one.

CosmicX suggests that Shimon Peres may not be the loser we all assume he is, despite the similarity between his general election record and that of the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowls.

IRIS blog has collected a bunch of links that point to more Islamic influence in the French riots than we may have thought.

And TheRaphi has some friendly suggestions for the French on dealing with their Muslim populations.

Religious Stuff

Out of Step Jew revisits a great article by Haym Soloveitchik, and wishes the tenor of the debate were a little more contructive and respectful.

Judith Plaskow's Standing Again At Sinai has inspired quite a debate over at Western Jew.

And Modern Orthodox Woman notes some changes on women's roles in the Orthodox community.

Me-ander meditates on Parshah Lech Lecha, and has some comparisons between Abraham and Ruth.

The 37th Tzaddik has some fairly high-level discussion of what happens after you die. Warning: Hebrew required.

For those of you contemplating yet another schism, On the Main Line has some thoughts on Karaism.

Jewish Book Month

A Whispering Soul notes that it's Jewish Book Month, and has some personal favorites to suggest.

A Simple Jew has the story of some books from a Judenrein shtetl, the last living remnants of that place.


Elie continues Aaron's Story, at the halfway point of saying Kaddish.

Gadol Hador signs off.

And let's finish with a little poetry from Musings of a Jewish Soul.

Haveil Havalim (The Jewish/Israeli blog carnival) can also be found at The Truth Laid Bear's √úberCarnival.


Great job!

Thanks for the mention. Good job on the round-up!

Please consider linking to my blog for Heveil Hevelim. I greatly appreciate it.



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