July 31, 2005

Haveil Havalim #31

British Terror
Knockin' on the Golden Door asks us to have Rachmones when considering the Brazillian who was killed by the British police last week.

Crossing the Rubicon2 doesn't deny that you have to have Rachmonos but points to a NY Times op-ed that says sometimes doing something terrible prevents something even more terrible from happening.

Men's News Daily asks about the media's using a terrorist as a source. The terrorist's name remains blocked pending review. (But maybe you can figure out her name from context.) Alas the conclusion is missing an element of Rachmonos.

Outside the Blogway and Backspin both consider the double standard in the world's reaction to the subway shooting. Backspin also notes that Israel got blamed for the shooting!

Pictures from Israel

As Mirty's Place head off to Israel. Pillage Idiot returns. Looks like he's seen the country from Dan to Be'er Sheva. His travelogue is in three parts with pictures (including an awesome sunrise near Massada). (1, 2, 3)

Chayyei Sarah has a picture from the train in Israel.

Disengagement
Fundamentally Freund takes a lesson from the terror attacks in Sharm El Sheikh to make another anti-disengagement argument.

CosmicX points to another security problem that is linked to disengagement.

In Crosscurrents, Jonathan Rosenblum clarifies an earlier article (and post) in Misunderstood. Truth is I had misunderstood him too. (See Adderabbi's post later.)

Mental Blog posts links to articles that deal with issues similar to that which Rabbi Rosenblum discussed in "Where is Zionism going?"

Dov Bear apparently neither sleeps nor slumbers but he does go on vacation. In the meantime he's enlisted a number of bloggers to fill in, including Shanna of Devarim who argues that Israel's orange protesters are divisive..

Biur Chametz sees the divisiveness coming from the government.

Jewish Education
Biur Chametz suggests that one way out of high tuition costs is to make Aliyah. OK, I know that's not the whole thing, but he does say that too.

Presence discusses the day school problem from the Galus perspective.

Media Outrages and Biases
Elder of Ziyon directs his righteous rage at the AP for glorifying murderers. (with credit to Boker Tov Boulder.) And in his Palestine Postings blog notes again that terror against Jews precedes "occupation."

Me-Ander points to an article about an interesting media conference.

Mediacrity defines the Sulzberger Indifference Template. Armed with an excellent analytical tool Media Backspin takes no time in applying it.

Mourning
Last week Elie's Expositions remembered his son, Aaron.
This week Moving On remembered his daughter, Nechama.

May they both only know Simchas from now on.

Treppenwitz comforts friends and discovers an incongruity.

Interviews
Jewish Current Issues interviews Dr. Kennet Levin, author of "The Oslo Syndrome." (What is it about Scandinavian cities and syndromes?)

Hear Oh Israel interviews himself.

Protests
Only in Israel tells of how the protesters heckled the Israeli security forces. The ISM type protesters that is.

Tisha B'Av
Kesher Talk is looking for contributions for a blog burst commemorating Tisha B'Av. The theme should have something to do with the Jewish connection to Israel or denial of that part of our history.

Yeranen Yaakov announces the topic of this year's Tisha B'Av video. Last year I found Rabbi Krohn's segment particularly inspiring. As was the interview with David Hatuel who came across as extremely gracious. Not a trace of bitterness that I could see. Check out the listings in your city.

Mystical Paths reports that there will be Meteors before Tisha B'Av. Though I'm not sure what that means. The Kinos (sad liturgical poems) refer to certain astronomical phemonena, I don't remember if Perseids is one of them.

Shiloh Musings, as she prepares to leave the US and return on a Nefesh b'Nefesh flight contemplates "Olim" and other aspects of American Jewish life and attitudes.


Rabbis, Rabbis, Rabbis
Adderabbi writes a long thoughtful post on "The Tuition Crisis and Disengagement. I would have never thought of a way to tie them together, but he did it, very well!

NY's Funniest Rabbi (though he may not be the only one, given the google results on "New York's Funniest Rabbi") contemplates Rabbis in "On Rabbis."

Velveteen Rabbi contemplates "All the Vows."

Misc

RACHAK gives more details of his decision to shut down his blog.

Ha-kayitz shel Ahava? Life-of-Rubin has the info!

Biur Chametz looks at the data and concludes that road safety in Israel is, actually, much improved!

UPDATE: Bloghead has graciously agreed to host next week's Haveil Havalim (#32 that is) again. (She hosted #7, check it out below.) Send her your (self) nominations at miriam at miriamshaviv dot com. Or e-mail me at dhgerstman at hotmail dot com with your (self) nominations and I will forward them accordingly.

Or use Conservative Cat's handy dandy carnival submission page.

If you'd like to host Haveil Havalim - Vanity of Vanities - The Jewish/Israel blogging carnival - send me an e-mail at dhgerstman at hotmail dot com and I'll pencil, er electron you in.

Continue reading to see past editions

#30 Jack's Shack
#29 Crossing the Rubicon2
#28 Soccer Dad
#27 Mirty's Place
#26 Shiloh Musings
#25 Soccer Dad
#24 Mirty's Place
#23 Soccer Dad
#22 Mystical Paths
#21 Rabbinical Authority Consortium of HACKers
#20 Shiloh Musings
#19 Devarim
#18 Soccer Dad
#17 Mystical Paths
#16 Critical Mastiff
#15 Soccer Dad
#14 Multiple Mentality
#13 IsraPundit
#12 DovBear
#11 Kesher Talk
#10 Biur Chametz
#9 Soccer Dad
#8 It's Almost Supernatural
#7 Bloghead
#6 Willow Tree.
#5 Crossing the Rubicon2
#4 Dov Bear
#3 Biur Chametz

Posted by SoccerDad at July 31, 2005 05:19 AM | TrackBack
Comments

Soccer Dad - Thanks for the props! I feel it necessary to mention that my original comments at Outside The Blogway, the story which is linked in this HH, were made right after the Stockwell Station shooting took place. I took exception to the blustering attitude of many commenters at OTB mainly because at the time, there was a dearth of facts available. For example, one commenter stated "One down, 999,999 left.", an obvious reference to the initial belief that it was a terrorist that was killed. As it became apparent that the shooting involved a non-terrorist civilian, "L.A Sunset" in no way acknowledged his/her error in a subsequent comment.
Another commenter, "Felis", stated that "If he was innocent itís just too bad.".
Many other comments were in a similar vein, and are what prompted my post on the concept of Rachmones. I have since come to the realization that, under the circumstances, the police were justified in their action, but it is a tragedy of monumental proportions for all concerned none the less. And as one commenter at my site indicated, it is the fault of the terrorists who have created a condition of siege among the populace of London, and many other parts of the world including Israel.
Thanks for the monumental effort in creating this Haveil Havalim. You have been extremely thorough.
P.S. My comment is being refused due to the last four letters of my sites URL, so I omitted them. (???!)

Posted by: Mark at July 31, 2005 11:18 AM

wonderful to read what's new with everyone

Posted by: muse at July 31, 2005 11:26 AM

You always do an excellent roundup. A model for everyone else.

Posted by: Attila (Pillage Idiot) at July 31, 2005 12:17 PM

Thanks so much for include the blogway! You do a great job here. :)

Posted by: esther at August 1, 2005 12:07 AM
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