At Hirhurim, the post that inspired Parshablog, he writes that when one answers the non-believer he must do so in the most up-to-date fashion possible in "How Many Jews Left Egypt?"
Meanwhile Eugen Volokh considers the more general question "Is Evolution a Threat to Religious Belief?".
Words and their meanings (and spellings)
Normblog (actually crediting Eve Garrard) asks what's so bad about occupation in "Occupational Hazzard." This is something I've long wondered about. The media allows despots to go on questioning Israel's legitimacy while denying their own people a lot more than Israel denies Arabs living between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River. A related question is whether anyone expects those Arabs to live better once they have their own state. Daniel Pipes answers this question in "Pro-Israel Palestinians" and the answer is that many of them don't expect to!
Something Old, Something New
Elder of Ziyon has now started a new blog devoted to his extensive investigation of historical material called Palestine Post-ings. The elder isn't giving up his main blog; just separating out the results of his investigation to a separate blog. The first one I recall is "The Historical Palestinians: A Very Simple Test." I'll bet Elder is really kvelling now.
My name is on a new blog too. A friend asked me to set one up. So since I was on blogger already I offered to do it. It's called Pesach Hotels. If you have had an experience at a Pesach hotel, please e-mail Jeff at jeff at jeffcohn dot com and he will post it. And if you do, wish him Mazel Tov on his new great-nephew!
What I did for Shavuos
I know Mirty's Place covered some pre-Shavuos postings. But she couldn't do the followups. She's a talented writer, but not prescient.
Kesher Talk offers some thoughts on conversion in Deciding to stand at Sinai.
Good News and Fun Stuff
Atlas Shrugs notes the recent acquittal of 4 members of Al Qaeda for their attack on a hotel in Nairobi that killed 18 people including 3 Israelis in "When is Al Qaeda not a Terrorist Org? When they are killing Jews of course!" and question the wisdom of the US in "Palis Won't Disarm and AID IRAQI TERRORISTS! So let's give them $350 million!"
Joseph Alexander Norland remembers Col. Richard Meinertzhagen. We should too.
As mentioned above, next week's hostess is Shiloh Musings. Please e-mail her at shilomuse at yahoo dot com. Because she is celebrating 35 years in Israel, she asks that (some of your) submissions be geared toward Aliyah as much as possible as that is her intended theme.
As always your submissions may be directed here to dhgerstman at hotmail dot com. Requests to host future editions of Haveil Havalim are of course also welcomed!
Continue reading to see past editions
#24 Mirty's Place
#23 Soccer Dad
#22 Mystical Paths
#21 Rabbinical Authority Consortium of HACKers
#20 Shiloh Musings
#18 Soccer Dad
#17 Mystical Paths
#16 Critical Mastiff
#15 Soccer Dad
#14 Multiple Mentality
#11 Kesher Talk
#10 Biur Chametz
#9 Soccer Dad
#8 It's Almost Supernatural
#6 Willow Tree.
#5 Crossing the Rubicon2
#4 Dov Bear
#3 Biur Chametz