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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Welcome to Haveil Havalim Roundup #357!


7 Iyar 5772

The past week held Yom HaZikaron, Israel's national day of mourning for its soldiers and defenseless innocents murdered by terrorists, followed by the Yom Ha'Atzmaut day of joyous celebration for Israel's national independence. Israel is a home for Jews to cherish. I was so caught up in things that I did not blog much. 

Passover/Pesakh had already been an emotional experience that remains with me until today. During the times when we focus on personal thoughts at the seder, I kept thinking "This an apropos time for Israelis to dismiss the appeasement fantasies of the kneset, the UN's opinion on anything (care to repair life in the Sudan or UAE, hmmm?), and the USA's messed-up take on Middle East life - let alone MSM's."

We'd spent the seder night recalling how only HaShem (GOD for non-Hebrew speakers) saves us time and again, and that politicians plus other meddlers are part of our problems. I'd like every Israeli to end their subscriptions to depressing, con job newspapers, pray harder, do more mitzvot, convince chutznikim to make aliya already (empty promises belie inactions) and to watch H's promises come true (Mashiakh must arrive on the scene when all the world's Jews are in Israel as Commanded). 

Okay, on with the HH Blog Carnival!

Marriage is a mighty controversial word in the Orthodox Jewish world. Well, "marriage crisis" or "singles' crisis" might be better phrases for capturing the scope of the problem. A BIG argument about that debate broke out in The Jewish Press; click this Tyranny of Beauty link to learn about that (it became a BIGGER mess at this link) and on Gila Manolson's wonderful response link.

Here's is Yiddishe Cup's critical contribution to the HH blog carnival today: 1. Shidduch Myth #1 Just because a man doesn't want to go out with you, doesn't mean he's gay. and 2. What Shidduch Crisis? Ladies, we're on to you!

While we're on the topic of truth in advertising, check out Ruth Palatnik's plea to end fraudulent advertising: No Shortcuts 

You can read Dr. Yoel Finkelman's review/critique of a recently published book. It's topic: Masculinity in the Orthodox Jewish milieu. Dr. Finkelman is the author of Strictly Kosher Reading: Popular Literature and the Condition of Contemporary Orthodoxy. See his blog Here's how to buy his impressively on-target book

Leah Zakh Aharoni brings meaningful perspective to America's increasingly common victim mentality: The Ethos of Childhood Trauma.

Ever-interesting commentator Nissan Ratzlav-Katz links to  Israel is a Refuge Under Siege. Here are responses about the brouhaha at The Blogs & Boards R Hopping!

The Shomron Liason and my friend Buddy Macy seek your signature on this Petition to SAVE MIGRON!

Ruti (last name not necessary) melts hearts with 

Read up on Batya Medad's always on-target thoughts at Faux Fatwa Did You Say? and then get a reality check with We All Stand in Silence

Yoel Meltzer's incisive analysis, "The Lessons of the Eisner Affair," is food for intelligent thought.

Rivka Lambert-Adler aka Bat Aliya writes a heartfelt blog. She and it always have thoughtful ideas to share. Read about The Balancing Act and share your thoughts with her. 

Joel Alan Katz shares 


Here's a link important to Israel's political, security and spiritual future: A Petition to Reinstate Lt. Col. Eisner!

Ya'aqov Ben-Yehuda, genius behind the HH Blog Carnival program, provides us with The TOP 10 BEST Reasons to Join the IDF (there's always Sar-L for the rest of us).

For those of us who take Torah and mitzvot seriously, including parshat Kedoshim (in which GOD rules out homosexual activity), let's up our spiritual ante. Am Yisrael is in DEEP doo-doo !

I'm looking forward to the next HH Blog Carnival on May 06 2012 at Ruth Palatnik's Beneath the Wings blog.

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leah said...

Thank you, Yocheved. Great job!

Yocheved Golani said...

I'm having as much fun with this effort as my readers, Leah. Thanks for the praise. yg

mother in israel said...

It does look like you had fun!

Esser Agaroth said...

Thanks for hosting and for including my post!
Haveil Havalim #357 Is Up!

Yocheved Golani said...

Yes Hannah preparing this blogpost was fun! I overcame the fear of messing up with Batya Medad's terrific tutorial.

Yocheved Golani said...

It's a privilege to be part of the HHBC phenom, Ya'akov. I'm honored to have hostessed your 10 agorot contribution (though it's worth far more) ;^ D

Batya said...

Yocheved thanks for your excellent Debut Havel Havelim. You're a good student.

Yocheved Golani said...

Thanks for the praise, everyone. I truly appreciate it. It was scary to make my debut HHBC effort when I felt as if I'm too new to make the right impact.

Unknown said...

Thanks for including our posts. I was a bit surprised that you did.

But, thanks!

Yocheved Golani said...

Hey Yiddishe Cup, I had LOTS of material to choose from and selected yours from the pile as one of many messages worth sharing. I regret that I could not include all the worthwhile submissions sent to me. Readers lose interest after seeing so much content in one space. I had to make a cut-off point somehow. yg