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Founded by Soccer Dad, Haveil Havalim is a carnival of Jewish blogs -- a weekly collection of Jewish and Israeli blog highlights, tidbits and points of interest collected from blogs all around the world. It's hosted by different bloggers each week, jointly coordinated through our Facebook Group.The term 'Haveil Havalim,' which means"Vanity of Vanities," is from Qoheleth, (Ecclesiastes) which was written by King Solomon. King Solomon built the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and later on got all bogged down in materialism and other 'excesses' and realized that it was nothing but 'hevel,' or in English,'vanity.' Submissions may be may through our on-line submission form on BlogCarnival.com, which requires you to log-in first.
First order of business... We still need a host for next week's edition. Please join our Facebook group to find out more about how you can participate, including host. It's not that hard,...really!
Daniel Pinner comments on Tisha be'Av 5774, and then writes on Parashat Vaet'chanan/Shabbat Nachamu: The impure well-springs of redemption.
Yeranen Yaakov posts on 1946 Years Since The Hurban.
Rafi, The Jewish Libertarian presents an interesting piece on Halachic Proof that Circumcision is a Violation of the Non Aggression Principle.
Tomer Devorah posts on the abductions of soldiers, and the Israeli Government's reactions to them in Putting the Myth to Rest. She also fills us in on what has been going on behind the scenes in Gaza Psy-Ops. and warns of the Invitation to an Intervention.
A Soldier's Mother asks How Long Till the Next Time?
I ask about This Summer's War in Gaza: What Did It Accomplish? This post was rejected from the Times Of Israel, on the basis that it disseminates hatred toward a particular group of people. I then ask anti-Israel activists What is Israel Supposed to do? Roll Over and Die?
Yoel Meltzer asks us to ponder some Food For Thought: Rockets From Gaza.
Ben-Tzion is Bursting With Pride. Whereas Ariel at The Torah Revolution
believes that IDF Soldiers In Essence Are Required To Renounce Their Judaism in Order to Be Soldiers!
Additional Current Events
Mrs. S. at Our Shiputzim brings us Counteracting The Meraglim VI.
Yoel Meltzer brings us a summary of the Temple Mount Event he organized, together with the Tel-Aviv International Salon. The event featured MK's Moshe Feiglin (Likud) and Ruth Calderon (Yesh Atid).
Hey! Anyone Want to go on a Tractor Ride with an Arab?
Life In Israel
Ester at It's All From HaShem recounts for us An Early Morning Phone Call,...and much more.
Ricki's Mom at Beneath The Wings tells us about A Yelp and a Scream.
Batya at Me-Ander brings us photos in Family Time Touring, Yes, Suitable for the 9 Days.
Rivka Ester at The Adventure of Being (Just) Me shares her personal story and connection to Israel in The Story Behind the Picture.
Here is an amazing story, reported on by Rafi at Life In Israel, A Crook with a Heart.
The Jewish Fist lists The Top Ten Signs that You are an Orthodox Jewish Feminist, part 2. Personally, I do not happen to believe that there are any such things as Orthodox Jewish Feminists, but whatever!
And finally,...Israel Brews and Views reports on Hindi -- Malka's New IPA. What's an IPA?
Yanir Dekel at Times Of Israel seems to have an answer to Rafi's befuddlement. He reports on the Gay Jewish, "adult film" star Traveling To Stand with Israel. I'll bet this is a first for Haveil Havalim!
Rafi at Life In Israel writes Sometimes I Just Don't Get It. He is talking about Queers Against Israeli Apartheid. Rafi, there you go again! Making too much sense!
Donny Fuchs writes about Barack "Hussein" Obama: Enemy of G-d. This appears to be the post which got Donny banned from the Times Of Israel! Can't you wait to read it?!
Batya at Shiloh Musings writes that America is Becoming a Danger for Jews. 47th Street isn't the USA.
Batya then asks and answers some Dumb Questions: 1- Americans Killing Innocent Civilian Iraqis? 2- Anti-Democratic to Ban Hamas in Gaza? 3- What Ceasefire if Hamas Attacking Israel?
Daniel Greenfield reports on an Australian Muslim Leader: "Also Kill Left-wing Anti-War Jews."
First One Through provides us with a comprehensive summary of Arab hypocrisy in Please, Sir, May I Have Some More?
Meanwhile, Dov Bar-Leib at End Of Days reports that ISIS Invades Lebanon: News at 11.
Batya at Me-Ander presents us Running From Giants: A Book Review.