Jewish Bloggers Carnival: Haveil Havalim #228

This is my second time hosting a the weekly Jewish Bloggers Carnival, which features various posts from around the web. I know that many of you reading this have never seen a Jewish Bloggers Carnival before, so here is a short introduction.

What on earth is a Jewish Bloggers Carnival?

The Jewish Bloggers Carnival is hosted each week by a different blogger who volunteers by emailing Jack at, if you want to submit your post or posts (don’t be greedy – I usually submit one) just use the Jewish Bloggers Carnival Submission Form. Posts submitted get emailed in that form to whomever is hosting that week, then that person compiles a post with a bunch of links to posts of random blogs.I admit that as I became a larger blogger I kind of shrugged of my responsibility to the J-blogger community, mostly focusing on my own traffic, stand up comedy and freelance writing that was born out of becoming a mega-blogger as the mega-blogger himself Mr. Dov Bear referred to me on Twitter – I feel honored. David Abitbol of Jewlicious also told me that I’m a selfish bastard in more subtle ways. I have always wanted to get back into the J-blogger community and hosting a Carnival is one way in which I can. Besides for this carnival Batya is in charge of the J-Pix and Kosher cooking carnivals which work the same way.

I find it kind of odd that I am hosting the Tisha B’av ladden Carnival and my blog is devoted to humor and not sadness...

Without further ado – here it is:


Aaron presents Chutzpah Really Works! posted at Lost in Kollel.

Joshua Waxman presents The Cubit of Og posted at parshablog.

Joshua Waxman presents Og’s Height, and resolving the pasuk and the midrash posted at parshablog.

Matthue Roth presents G-dcast: The Shema, Beatbox version posted at Matthue Roth: author, performance poet, and Orthodox Jew at large.

Matthue Roth presents Mixed Multitudes – My Jewish Learning: Exploring Judaism & Jewish Life » Blog Archive » Wise Fridays: Sins and Lizards posted at Now On

Culture and Judaism:

Cosmic X presents Thoughts on the Ninth of Av posted at ****** Cosmic X in Jerusalem ******.

Hadassah presents The Chains that Bind posted at In the Pink.

Ilana-Davita presents A Question For Today posted at Ilana-Davita.

Rahel presents The More Things Change… posted at Elms in the Yard.

Rahel presents His and Hers posted at Elms in the Yard.

The rebetzins husband is telling us not to eat our Rabbis, the thought never occurred, although since humans are parve, I could finally get my cheese leg sandwich I always wanted.

Yisrael Medad presents Tisha B’Av 5769 – 2009 posted at My Right Word.

Naomi Rosenblatt presents The Three Weeks, Tisha B’Av, and a Jewish Audio Book Joyride posted at Jewish Publication Society BLOG.

Heshy Fried gives us Six reasons why frum people aren’t very friendly unless you know them.

Batya presents Swearing On The Bible posted at Shiloh Musings.

Jacob presents vegetarianism during the 9 days posted at Frum and Rational. You know that you must only eat meat if you really want to be frum right?

Seminary to Scientist presents Who are you and why am I reading your Blog? posted at Seminary to Scientist. I wonder the same thing.

Hadassah Levy presents Tisha B?Av, A Day of Mourning posted at Zionism and the State of Israel.

Shlomo presents ???? ??? – ???? ??? ?????? posted at ???? ??????.

Batya is asking about Eicha, why is it?

Jews are food morons according to Dov Bear and I agree

A simple Jews submission title is in Hebrew translated to “who wants to remember Tisha B’av and say tehilim” – I think.

The velveteen Rabbi gives us three scenes from Tisha B’av

Kli Yuchol Nuchal an interesting post about Tisha B’av


Cosmic X presents The So Called “Child Starving” Mother Case posted at ****** Cosmic X in Jerusalem ******.

Yaakov Ben Yehuda is recommending the Home Game movie

West Bank Mama is talking about the “Other” settlers

Ben-Yehudah presents Return To French Hill, part 2 posted at Esser Agaroth.

Rabbi Eliyahu Fink is asking where is the outrage of the plight of middle eastern Jewry?

Eric from Israel Situation gives us a brief history and future of the land of Israel

Joel Katz presents Religion and State in Israel – July 27, 2009 (Section 1) posted at Religion and State in Israel.

Joel Katz presents Religion and State in Israel – July 27, 2009 (Section 2) posted at Religion and State in Israel.

Batya tells us about her day at the Knesset

Israelity is bringing us Musical Madness in Israel he is also trying to explain Tel Aviv

Israelity doesn’t give up is also writing about the anatomy of a flu panic in Israel.


Toby gives us a funny pizza menu in her post called Bloggers Unite

Heshy fried tells us that the high cost of yeshiva tuition sucks

Matthue Roth presents Michael Jackson, Power Girl, and the Deeper Meaning of Chests posted at Matthue Roth: author, performance poet, and Orthodox Jew at large.

Mordechai Torczyner presents How NOT to name your Jewish institution posted at The Rebbetzin’s Husband.

Child Ish presents Dad and Lad chat posted at Not Just Typical.

Vicki Boykis is wondering if you fast on Tisha B’av, I am writing this during the fast. If you don’t I have a list of ways in my head to tell if your faking.

FrumCurious presents Along Came Polly posted at Good dates, Bad dates, Jdates….

Yeshiva Guy presents Feeling the Heat posted at Life of Yeshiva Guys in Israel.


TRS presents Like it is posted at The Real Shliach.

David Morris presents BETRAYED posted at Tzedek-Tzedek.

Cosmic X presents Obama’s ‘Hit Man’ Emanuel Splitting US American Jewry posted at ****** Cosmic X in Jerusalem ******.

Yisrael Medad presents There Goes (?) A Tax-Exempt Status posted at My Right Word.


Hadassah has a heart warming (it sounds so made up – sorry) post entitled Teach Me.


David Morris is writing about the two scandals of the week

Have you been invited to a Brachos party or an Amen Party? Asks Rabbi Eliyahu Fink in a post about scaming God.

The top ten signs your Rabbi was recently indicted


Hadassah of In the Pink is wondering if family yichus in dating is heinous or harmless?

The Kosher Bride presents Shidduchim posted at Kosher Bride of the Upper East Side.

Ariella Brown presents Eliminate the hassle of dating — outsource! posted at Kallah Magazine: the blog for the magazine.


Benji Lovitt presents Ramblings While Traveling Across the US of A posted at What War Zone???.

Margaret Garcia presents 100 Twitter Feeds for Your Spiritual Enlightenment posted at Online Christian Colleges.

JackB presents Riding The Mommy Blogger Gravy Train posted at Random Thoughts- Do They Have Meaning?.

Beneath the wings has a post about the seven things she loves

Yisrael Medad presents My New LA Times Op-ed – And Please Vote There posted at My Right Word.

Mottel presents A British Bar – Bar Mitzvah posted at Letters of Thought.

I bet you didn’t know about the Top Ten Nurses in Pop Culture

Our Shputzim just made the deadline with Fun and Games Friday: The presidential election

Batya from Meander is having some strange dreams

Material Maidel presents divorce of course posted at Material Maidel.

Annette Berlin presents Matzoh Brei posted at Craft Stew.

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