Friday, April 4, 2008

Haveil Havalim #161 - Pidgeon Break

A few weeks ago, I decided my dear readers needed a bit of a Pidgeon break, and so I got in touch with The man about hosting this week's Haveil Havalim. For those unfamiliar with Haveil Havalim, it's basically a roundup of compelling, fascinating, interesting blog posts throughout the jblogosphere thats been submitted to me to present to all of you! Its a complete honor for me to play hostess this week, and I've been exposed to so many new and interesting blogs and postings, that I'm thrilled to be able to "pay-it-forward" and share with all of you.

Well, enough fanfare, let's give the other bloggers their due:

Soccer Dad takes on Hamas and The New York Times.

Judeopundit examines the headlines about a possible war.

Talk about censorship! Barbara's Tchatzka's post opens our eyes to the situation regarding an "un-Islamic" radio station in Afghanistan.

Simply Jews brings us the results of a recent BBC poll.

It's an election year and Joshua Sharf over at View from a Height is hitting the campaign trail.

YID with LID sent us some thought provoking posts, and this one about Anti-semitism in Britain was particularly jarring.

Thomas Jefferson revealed in a post by DWSUWF.
17 Tamuz gives us a daily dose of Mussar.

Shira's On the Fringe and this time she's taking on the bedtime shma.

Muse over at me-ander is counting down to Pesach and preparing for the final week of Chametz removal.

A Simple Jew gives us Chizuk through the words of Rabbi Zvi Leshem regarding terminal illness and Faith.

Daf Notes examines the Gemara debate about talking cows.

Shiloh Musings takes us back 30 Years.

Dan over at Tzipiyah pumps us up for Israel's 60th Birthday.

An Anonymous blogger wrote about new lives post disengagement.

Esser Agaroth, meanwhile, brings us the news you don't find on Jpost of a Shomron hilltop being torched.

Gila at My Shrapnel lets us into her struggle with wearing a hearing aid.

Talk about Yichus! The Rebbetzin's Husband's ancestor, Jacques Torczyner, had a profound impact on the creation of the State of Israel.

Pop Culture
Moti's Moti gives us insight into Israel's latest anti-drug campaign.

Over at Seraphic Secret's  blog, a chance encounter on an airplane results in the most fascinating 60-degrees-from conversation with a stranger.

Tip Diva gives us a top 10 list on how to survive a Latke-Hamantaschen Debate.

Having been to two britot this week alone (Mazal Tov!), I loved reading Schvach's post about the bris.

A guest blogger brings back Purim with a posting about his experience celebrating in Iraq.

Jack wrote an extremely moving post about dealing with family illness and the amazing love bond between his Grandparents.

Leora, over at Here in HP, posted beautiful photos of Spring.

Mottel from Letters of Thought posted some glorious photos of the beach at Malibu.

Daled Amos, meanwhile, lets us know exactly the type of books Amazon is selling.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of haveil havalim using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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moti said...

great job! thanks for including me!

moti said...

great job! thanks for including me!

Leora said...

Thank you for hosting, thank you for the link, and thank you for a great job of presenting all those blog posts.

muse said...

A great way to start the week.
Chodesh Tov and Shavua Tov!!

Jack said...

Well done. Thanks!

Ben-Yehudah said...


Thanks for the link. Thanks for hosting.

HH #161 Is Up

Schvach said...

Great job, and thanks for the positive review!

Barbara said...

Thank you for the mention!!


Avromi said...

Thank you very much for including me; a truly fine job you did.

Bar Kochba said...

Great job!

Great blog here. I'll blogroll you. Mind reciprocating?

Dan said...

Thanks so much!

Dan from