Haveil Havalim #46
What is Haveil Havalim?
I'm thankful to Mirty's Place for giving the following definition, which is short, sweet & to the point:
Haveil Havalim is the carnival of Jewish blogs -- a weekly collection of blog highlights, tidbits and points of interest
Without further ado, let's take a look at what J-Bloggers are thankful (or not) for from some of the best posts from the Jewish Blogsphere over the past week:
House of Joy truly has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving... (more here, here, here, here and here).
Ezzie from SerandEz is thankful for special moments, as well as for hosting a diverse Thanksgiving Dinner.
Daled Amos is thankful for there being a difference between Munchkins and Palestinians.
Batya is thankful that Israel is taking (at least some small steps) against police brutality. She is less thankful for Intel's publicity stunt. Last but not least, Batya's not very thankful for husbands being called away for Miluim (reserve duty), while the wives never get any breaks.
I'm thankful that Soccer Dad sets the record straight about suicide bombers.
Jack's Shack is thankful for interfaith relationships...
Critical Mastiff is thankful (sort of) for the agreement between Israel and the "Palestinians" over the Rafiah crossing.
We should be thankful that people like Cosmic X still care about the fate of Jonathan Pollard (Am Echad cares as well). Cosmic X is also thankful for the name of Sharon's new party, as it gave him good blog material.
Elder of Ziyon is less than thankful (and less than surprised) for the Israeli media's consistent use of the term "Hardliner". Also, in case you forgot about what the "Palestinians" committed themselves to in the Road Map (and what they haven't even come close to fulfilling), we can thank EOZ for laying it out for us.
How can one not be thankful for Pearlies of Wisdom bringing us the latest edition of Blog Lingo.
I'm also thankful to Dry Bones Dry Bones for making the issues of the day so clear and easy to understand through his comics.
If you ever had doubts whether it was ok for Jews to be thankful on Thanksgiving, Gil of Hirhurim clears up the mystery.
The Jewish Worker shows why if you're a Chareidi Jew in Israel, you have what to be thankful for in the upcoming elections.
In spite of all the challenges, Joe Settler is still thankful that he lives in Israel (and thinks you should live here too).
Mirty wants to know if you're thankful for "Blog Ads" - well, are you?
Jameel of the Muqata has a lot to be thankful for this week: From heroic Hesder soldiers, to being thankful for the Land of Israel, or that he doesn't have to go to work with these people.
I'll be thankful when Not the Godol HaDor makes up his mind about whether he's ending his blog or not.
It's post like this, from Out of Step Jew, that make me less thankful to be an American living in Israel...
I am thankful for the blog Smooth Stone for giving us all a lesson in the non-history of the Palestinians.
I'm thankful for Sultan Knish's sense of humor (unless he's being serious).
Shoshana of Sweet Rose is thankful for being herself...
Treppenwitz is thankful for his wife...
Ariel Sharon should be thankful that Zion Report is not coming up with his new party platform...
Last, but not least, I am thankful that I am just about finished with this edition of HH, and that I can finally go to bed (it's 2:30am Israel time, and hopefully the NY Giants are about to cap off a huge comeback win - sorry Ezzie - NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!).
I had some interesting posts, I think, but I am just too tired to describe them, but check them out, if you like, here, here and here... You'll be thankful that you did, I hope...
(Update: Giants are driving in OT after missing a FG at the end of regulation, they have the ball at the Seattle 20 - I think - they're reviewing something or other - DARN - overturned, now at the SEA 36... I give up, they missed another FG... GOOD NIGHT)!!!
Haveil Havalim can also be found at The Truth Laid Bear's uberCarnival.