October 24, 2006

Haveil Havalim #90 - The Real Thing

Sorry for the delay in posting, so with no further ado here's Haveil Havalim #90, the real thing!

Remembering and Commemorating

As Pillage Idiot approaches the first Yahrzeit (anniversary) of his father's death, he calculated how many times he will have recited the Kaddish during the year. I was surprised at the number.

Elie's Expositions uses the yearly cycle of reviewing the Torah as a way to remember and honor his son, Aaron.

Heichal Hanegina remembers Rabbi B.C. Shlomo Twersky. I remember him too. He was a great and wise man.

The soldiers from West Bank Mama's yishuv celebrate their safe return from war.

Greetings from French Hill presents her video, Soldiers parth IV.

Happy Qods Day! Elder of Ziyon tells us what it is and what it means.

Crosscurrents is troubled by the Amish view of evil.

And Bubby T tells us "Be careful out there." (See here too.)

Isru Chag

I was remiss in passing this on to last week's hostess. Not Quite Perfect has a stunning Simchas Torah graphic.

Also from down under, Sarah's Images has pictures of Sarah's Sukkah.

Kesher Talk has loads of Simchat Torah related links including to a story about one of the oldest known Torah scrolls.

Mystical Paths remembers how Simchat Torah provided an opportunity for him to show others the beauty of observance.

Elisson presents WHERE ARE THE ESRIGS OF YESTERYEAR? posted at Blog d'Elisson.

Mottel presents End of the Circle posted at Letters of Thought.

Crosscurrents wonders about keeping warm in the Sukkah. People used to tell me that whiskey would warm me up. I put some in my shoes. It didn't help.

Reb Chaim HaQoton presents Dismantling the Succah posted at Reb Chaim HaQoton. (Another activity that prevented the timely publication of Haveil Havalim!)

And finally, Me-Ander has extensive Simchat Torah links.

Those who hate us

Raanana Rumblings observes a new trend in Kassam rockets.

Judeosphere observes that Bob Woodward's latest book shows the "threat" of the Israel Lobby.

Carl in Jerusalem presents Next they'll collect pennies in little blue boxes! posted at Israel Matzav.

Rafi G presents attack in broad daylight! posted at >Life in Israel.

Don Radlauer presents Strategic assets and white elephants posted at On the Contrary: Don's Mideast Musings, saying, "A question-and-answer post about land concessions and the Arab's quest to "wipe Israel off the map"."

Carl in Jerusalem presents It's not about territory - it's about Israel's existence posted at Israel Matzav.

Shiloh Musings gives us a fanstastic information resource.

Bagel Blogger remembers the attack on the U.S. Marine barracks in Lebanon 23 years ago this week. Another reminder that Israel's enemies are America's enemies too. This past post from Ocean Guy makes the terror personal.

The Arts and Celebrities etc

View from the Height saw the movie of Esther. He recommends the book.

Life of Rubin tells of Microsoft's embarrassing marketing error.

A Baleboosteh recounts the return of Uri Geller. As a reality show host. But where's the suspense?

Jewish Blogmeister has the latest on Evan and Jaron.

They say that Rachel Corrie ... never mind. But Kesher Talk did mind and challenges the misinformation about terror supporting young woman.

Israelly Cool! got a hold of the PATV guide. The stuff here looks really good; the commercials will surely pad the those prophet margins.

Jewish Pride

Treppenwitz tells us what happens when and why shopkeepers lock the cash registers before Shabbos.

Jews helping Muslims? Meryl Yourish has the details.

Crosscurrents tells how neighbors helped each other in the aftermath of a hurricane.

Yehuda Berlinger presents Israel, By Its Colors posted at Yehuda Berlinger, saying, "A view of Israel, color by color."

A Simple Jew presents A Chassid In The Workplace Asks For Advice posted at A Simple Jew.

Media Bias

Brain Terminal on the Reuters photographer who did an Edward Said impression.

Media Backspin on the BBC's effort to suppress the Balen Report.

Ocean Guy regrets France 2's successful effort at escaping scrutiny.

It's Almost Supernatural has an exclusive interview with the reporter who was blacklisted by the SABC because she was Jewish.


Carl in Jerusalem presents Democrats and Republicans: Who Supports Israel More? posted at Israel Matzav.

A Town Crier presents Excuse Me?? posted at NJDC Blog.

Daled Amos takes a look at Jimmy Carter's new book. And has to hold his nose. (figuratively)


Crosscurrents wonders if we all worship the same God.

Irina presents Misguided or Ignoble? posted at The IgNoble Experiment, a.k.a. Live Dangerously!, saying, "Lynne Stewart's visit to Fordham Law School and my remeniscences about the Left."

SnoopyTheGoon presents Smaller? I will show you smaller! posted at SimplyJews.

SnoopyTheGoon presents Muslim Offense Level condition - RED HOT posted at SimplyJews.

Irina presents Gettin' Respect posted at The IgNoble Experiment, a.k.a. Live Dangerously!.

Am Echad presents Criticism of Israel is not Antisemitism posted at >Am Echad.

A Town Crier presents 9/13/06 links posted at >BloginDM, saying, ""Did you know that Yerachmiel Begun composed a new Moshiach song for the Meshichist event we blogged a while back. No props to Shwekey on that appearance.""


October 29 - Haveil Havalim #91 - I'd like to welcome Sweet Rose as hostess. Her e-mail is sweetroseblog at gmail dot com.

November 5 - Haveil Havalim #92 - Jerusalem Games has gamely volunteered to host. His e-mail is shadejon at gmail dot com.

In addition to e-mail you may submit entries to Haveil Havalim using the submission form over at BlogCarnival. Or feel free to e-mail me at dhgerstman at hotmail dot com.

Also if you'd like to host an upcoming edition e-mail me at the above address.

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Great job Soccer Dad!

All these links should keep me reading for a while. Thanks for the link too!


Posted by: Baleboosteh at October 24, 2006 6:30 AM

Nice job, S-D! Thanks as always. I'll have a link up to the Carnival post shortly.

Best regards,


Posted by: Don Radlauer at October 24, 2006 7:20 AM

Yasher koach.

Posted by: jack at October 24, 2006 11:07 AM

Thanks for the links!

Posted by: Irina at October 24, 2006 1:36 PM

Great job Soccerdad- thanks for including me.

Posted by: westbankmama at October 25, 2006 1:42 AM

Yasher koach for the usual great job - I've posted a link.

Posted by: Elisson at October 25, 2006 8:54 PM