Okay, so I hosted Haveil Havalim #36 back in 2005, and then I hosted #326 in August, at which time I promised I wouldn't wait quite so many years before doing it again. Turns out I'm doing it again right now!
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 a different blogger each week, coordinated by Jack. (The name of the carnival, which means "vanity of vanities," is a quote from Kohelet 1:2 -- "vanity of vanities, all is vanity!")
With no further ado: a roundup of a wide variety of posts from the Jewish blogosphere. Go, read, leave comments, start conversations.
Tzvi Weissman presents Five "Lunar Lessons" In Honor of the New Moon (Rosh Chodesh -Mar Heshvan) at Jihadi Jew.
Jewish life & culture
Allison Josephs presents I'm Becoming More Observant; Does it Ever Get Easier? posted at Jew in the City.
Michael Merdinger presents Mah Nishtana this past Yom Kippur from all other days of Yom Kippur? posted at Navi and Stuff.
steve ornstein presents The Ten Commandments – Utterances – Things – What Do They Really Mean Part 1 posted at IsraelSeen.com.
Chaviva presents It's Time for Your Opinion: Conversion for Marriage. posted at Just Call Me Chaviva.
Yosef presents For my friends: Kosher Cooking Carnival posted at This American Bite.
Susan Barnes presents Does it Matter That You’re Performing Mitzvot if You Haven’t Converted Yet? posted at To Kiss A Mezuzah.
Ariel Ben-Yochanan presents How Can Jews Choose To Live In Berlin Is A Mystery To Me posted at The Torah Revolution: Everything that Hashem has spoken we shall do (Ex. 19:8).
Susan Barnes presents Meir Shalev Doesn’t Disappoint With His Latest Book, “My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner” | TC Jewfolk posted at TC Jewfolk.
Joel Katz presents Religion and State in Israel - October 24, 2011 (Section 1) and Religion and State in Israel - October 24, 2011 (Section 2), as well as Religion and State in Israel - October 31, 2011 (Section 1) and Religion and State in Israel - October 31, 2011 (Section 2), posted at Religion and State in Israel.
Emily L. Hauser presents What I mean when I say the two-state solution is dead at Emily L. Hauser - In My Head.
Jewish Israel presents The Sons of the Foreigners will Plant Strange Worship in Your Land and Prayer for the conversion of Jews at Rick Perry's August 6th 2011 Prayer Rally in Houston posted at Jewish Israel.
Rabbi Brant Rosen presents genesis 23:9 by way of leviticus 23:25 by way of john lee hooker at Shalom Rav.
Machon Shilo presents The Gilad Shalit Deal: An (Authentically) Jewish Perspective? posted at Machon Shilo.
Allison Josephs presents The Legacy of Steve Jobs: Is it Jewish to “Think Different?” posted at Jew in the City.