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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Haveil Havalim Blog Carnival Round-up - Parshat Vayikra edition.


2 Nisan, 5775

Woohoo, it's NISAN - the month of spiritual redemption. Hat tip: GOD!

And now, a word from the other sponsor of this blog:
Havel Havelim, the long running, weekly international Jewish blog carnival that has been appearing well over a decade. It was begun by Soccer Dad who no longer blogs. He coordinated it for quite a while. Now we use our facebook page to coordinate and publicize it. 
Next week's Havel Havelim will be hosted by Batya Medad of Shilo Musings. You can send in your links to with "HH" as subject and a short "blurb" about the post with a one-line description of your post and HH as "subject." Our weekly deadline is before Shabbat "your time." 
          You're also invited to send posts from other bloggers, not just yours. Thanks.

So, how'd you enjoy the clean-up this past week or so, allergic readers? I hope that you're breathing easily with all those non-allergenic household tips I shared with you. PS - please let me know how The Bathtub Trick works out for your oven racks.

How are your hands? Nails OK? Sure was a nail-biter of an election day this past Tuesday. 

Even GOOGLE Doodled about it.

V15 and other underhanded stuff sure Backfired.

While we're on the topic, can SOMEBODY please 
convince the powersthatwannabe 
to allow innovative Israelis to create 
user-friendly ELECTRONIC voting devices,
and to permit voters to USE them? 
The Start-up Nation has a few minuses in the
"Achievements" column.

As for the robo-calls, grrr...

False promises? Arrrghhh!!!!!

(translation of mocked-up Israeli voting ballots
for outtatowners: "The truth is, all politicians are liars.")

Sad to say, the Start-Up Nation
still votes by putting paper ballots
into paper envelopes that go into
cardboard ballot boxes.
Some malcontents use them for ashtrays
so they can influence the outcomes.

No matter how some people voted, 
they probably did not get 
all the results they wanted.

YACHAD had no chance against ballot thieves.

Lose with truth and right rather than gain with falsehood and wrong. 
— Maimonides

Let's laugh along with Karmieler

The Chazon Ish in the 1950's gave 
a strong speech about how it was 
a mitzvah to vote in the upcoming 

One of his students approached him 
after the speech and asked his Rebbe 
if the Rav felt that it was truly 
a mitzvah. 

When the Chazon Ish affirmed his decision, 
the student asked if this was a mitzvah 
just like eating Matza? 

The Chazon Ish responded "No, it is 

a mitzvah like eating Maror! 

Let's get spiritual...

Rabbi Pinchas Winston cites the HUGE importance of an apparently tiny letter in Perceptions: Vayikra.

Rabbi Natan Slifkin has some Physics or Metaphysics? thoughts to share after we finish rubbing our eyes from the TOTAL ECLIPSE of the SUN.

Hmmm, I just realized that I'm friends with each of those men. We've been acquainted for years and years. I wonder what that can do for my IQ?


Calvin and Hobbes' sentiment above is my idea of a perfect intro for Tzivia MacLeod's contributions to this HH festival:

This… is how you should welcome olim.

How will you be greeted when you finally arrive here in Israel?  Or, if you’re already here, how were you greeted?  Was it a depressing, bewildering, lonely aliyah story (I’ve heard my share of those) or an upbeat, thrilled, amazing aliyah story?

REVIEW: Hebrew through story with author Leah Broderson

I’ve found a Hebrew reading “coach” who is tough without being impossibly demanding.

What do otters have to do with Pesach? (aka Passover)

After trying to find an animal that was cute but not cloyingly so, I came across this adorable otter.  And thus, Otter Passover was born.

HH regular Batya Medad has BUNCHES of stuff for us to read (don't hold back, Batya. Share your thoughts with us from now on. It's OK, we're friends!):

Now we can share the thoughts of other writers.

(wow, lotta content this time around... only a few more entries to go...)

My friend Miriam Green fills her rice pudding with love. Read this delicious Lost Kitchen blogpost and learn about Alzheimer's Disease, family and utter decency.

Jacob Richman puts us on alert with his PassoverEducational Resources and 348 Passover Videos (I'm not gonna count them, but you may if you wish. I trust Jacob).

Back to me, your HH hostess of the hour: 
Here's my plug for paying work. One look at my LinkedIn profile clues you in to my diverse writing skills. Best of all, I tend to beat the boss' deadlines. Yes, I tend to hand in my fact-checked work ahead of schedule so everybody can breathe more easily. No need for errata on my watch. I deal with reality and make it understandable.

Lego Pesach commercial (getchergiggleon!) HERE.

Didja check if the kids hid their 
or popcorn 
in the air conditioner yet?

Here Comes Pesach Blues here!

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Batya said...

Thanks so much for hosting this  Havel Havelim!

Yocheved Golani said...

Pleasure. I have fun using my creative impulses when I'm on HH duty.