Or maybe it's the My-kallah-is-in-town-and-I-have-better-things-to-do-(I know your skeptical, but it's true)-than-sit-in-front-of-a-computer-screen-for five-hours-reading-people's-posts-edition of HH!
Perhaps it's the I've-always-desperately-wanted-attention-and-I've-finally-figured-out-a-sure-fire-way-to-get-it-edition of HH!
Or maybe it's the I've-just-used-more-hyphens-in-four-paragraphs-than-the-average-blogger-uses-in-a-month's-worth-of-blogging-edition of HH!
Because, as you know, every Haveil Havalim has to have a theme, a leitmotif, a general idea running throughout that connects the disparate posts into the semblance of a whole that we might wish them to be, an association of thoughts that act together (in concert) in a presentation of commonality that might be missing if the theme weren't there, a... you get the point. So, without further ado, I present to you THE GREATEST HAVEIL HAVALIM TO EVER BE (PARTIALLY) TYPED ON AN iPOD TOUCH (OS 2.1!) IN THE HISTORY OF MAN OR MACHINE!
But first, a word from our sponsors...
Founded by Soccer Dad, Haveil Havalim is a carnival of Jewish blogs -- a weekly collection of Jewish & Israeli blog highlights, tidbits and points of interest collected from blogs all around the world. It's hosted by different bloggers each week and coordinated by Jack. The term 'Haveil Havalim,' which means "Vanity of Vanities," is from Qoheleth, (Ecclesiastes) which was written by King Solomon. King Solomon built the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and later on got all bogged down in materialism and other 'excesses' and realized that it was nothing but 'hevel,' or in English, 'vanity.'
So here we are, all ready for a new edition of HH, and the time has come for me to make a big admission of guilt: Whenever a new HH is hot off the press I immediately scroll down looking for my name and seeing what was written about me. Because really, isn't that the point? I'm sure I'm not the only blogger who engages in this shockingly narcissistic behavior, and therefore I'm saddened to have to tell the vast majority of you that in fact I won't be writing anything particularly special about you. Sorry. Now on with the show.
First of all, most importantly, my wonderful Kallah le7 blogged all about our meeting and engagement for The Jewish Wedding Network with First Comes Blog, Then Comes Marriage, and she also blogged about other facets of being engaged on her own blog, Free Elisheva!, with Stream of Unconsciousness: Wamma Bamma Engagement Update Edition. For really cute pictures of my (and her future) nieces, check out The Day After: A trip to the Brooklyn Children's Museum over on the TRS+le7 blog.
Chabad.org presents When Jews are Targets posted at My Views on the News, saying, "Delusions become dangerous not when we start to believe them but when we stop questioning. Why are we afraid to face the obvious facts? Because the facts hurt too badly. So we hide behind two-state solutions, and pullouts, and dialogue and bridge building..."
Lady-Light presents Noodle Google...er...Koogle posted at Tikkun Olam, saying, "Don't know if this falls under the category of culture or religion or humor or...tragedy."It's not about the Holocaust, Mr. President. posted at Ki Yachol Nuchal!, saying, "Rabbi Cardozo gives a little history lesson to Mr. Obama."
e presents Internet is Evil at The Highway back to Krenitz.
Ben-Yehudah presents Who Is Rabbi Lemming? posted at Esser Agaroth.
Toby Curwin presents No, it doesn't really say that... posted at A Time of the Signs.
Joel Katz presents Religion and State in Israel - June 15, 2009 (Section 1) posted at Religion and State in Israel, saying, "Shalom, Religion and State in Israel is the only review of media coverage on issues of religion and state in Israel. Religion and State in Israel is not affiliated with any organization or movement."
Yisrael Medad presents West Bank Birthing posted at My Right Word.
Jacob Richman presents Good News from Israel: Pictures of the Ma'ale Adumim Anglo Forum posted at Good News from Israel.
Ariel Ben Yochanan presents IDF Is Not a Jewish Army posted at The Torah Revolution.
harry presents Adam Adama posted at Israelity.
harry presents The iPhone finally makes it to Israel posted at Israelity.
Yisrael Medad presents OU Goes Up to Temple Mount posted at My Right Word.
Harry presents Liev and Naomi’s Israeli vacation posted at Israelity.
Avraham Rephael (aka Bar Kochba) presents One Land for One People posted at For Zion's Sake.
Ben-Yehudah presents Beach Grievance posted at Esser Agaroth.
muse presents Why Can't Israel Be A "Normal" Country? posted at Shiloh Musings.
Mrs. S. presents Guest Post: Rak Smachot posted at Our Shiputzim: A Work In Progress, saying, "Thanks for all your efforts!"
LB presents Disengage posted at Occidental Israeli.
Robert J. Avrech presents Obama's Anti-Rational Losing Streak posted at Seraphic Secret.
Ben-Yehudah presents Speaking The Truth posted at Esser Agaroth.
Devorah presents A soul's sole concern posted at Mashiach is coming.
Schvach Yid presents Schvach - פני דל posted at Schvach - פני דל.
Rabbi Leigh Ann Kopans presents Let's Talk About Hair posted at Ashi & Rami.
Schvach Yid presents Schvach - פני דל posted at Schvach - פני דל.
Cynthia Samuels presents Don't Gel Too Soon : Sunrise, Sunset: an Amazing Day of Jewish Rituals posted at Cynthia Samuels, saying, "This is an account of a single remarkable day of Jewish ritual - from bris to funeral to wedding to bar mitzvah, and what it means."
Eliyahu Fink presents What Is The Appropriate Reaction? posted at Pacific Jewish Center | Rabbi.
ProfK presents Conversations in Klal: Ordering Klal's Problems posted at Conversations in Klal.
Chabad.org presents New Blog: An Archivist Discovers the Rebbe posted at The Chabad.org Blog, saying, "Chabad.org launches a new blog exploring the Rebbe's life and teachings. Manuscripts, letters, firsthand experiences and more."
Barbara presents Silencing Dissent, Hushing Up Scandal posted at BARBARA'S TCHATZKAHS.
Baila Brecher presents a powerful post, The executioner in my living room posted at Ill call Baila.
Home Shuling presents It doesn't take $95 posted at Home-shuling.
ALN presents Don't Have the Answers, But Glad You Asked posted at Nad-ned Nad-ned.
rickismom presents Spouses and Parents: Giving us Wings posted at Beneath the Wings.
APRPEH presents American Jews: Obama or Torah? posted at APRPEH, saying, "Will Obama finally be the tool to wrench American Jews from the Democrats? Also a review of Bibi's Bar-Ilan talk."
Josh Waxman presents Was Rachav an innkeeper or a harlot? posted at parshablog.
Lady-Light presents The Fool Who Beats His Head Against the Wall posted at Tikkun Olam, saying, "self-explanatory"
rutimizrachi presents Presidential Seal of Approval posted at Movin' On Up!, saying, "It is a little self-aggrandizing, because I also want to get my comment on her article out there; but I think this is a very good essay by Laura Ben-David."
presents Will The Jews Choose Obama Over Israel? posted at APRPEH, saying, "Based upon articles by Jeffrey Goldberg and Samuel Freedman, this post takes the opinion that Jews should not support Obama's efforts to stop Jews from living in Yehuda and Shomron."
Aaron Honung presents Why The Forward is Wrong on J-Org CEO Pay posted at TJC Newsdesk.
Something Different presents Basar V'dagim and WHICH Matamim? posted at A Blob of Something Different.
Mordechai Torczyner presents Who needs rabbinic leadership? posted at The Rebbetzin's Husband.
CA presents "Corpse in the living room; a girl’s best friend" posted at V = I·R "[the real modern Orthodox blog]"
Lion of Zion presents Tzitzit Wearer and the Most Beautiful Girl in the World (Idan Yaniv) posted at Lion of Zion.
Yossi presents Facebook Frustrations over at A Bochur in Lubavitch.
Cheerio presents I'm Back at Questing.
C Presents Talking about little kids making jokes... at Not Really THAT Frustrated....
Altie presents It's raining, it's pouring at BLoGGinG FrOM ThE HoLy LAnD.
Auntie Mims presents A letter to G-d at Dichotomy: A split by which a person experiences or sees opposing forces.
Sarabonne presents Jolly Green Giants at Musings.
C presents Ramblings of Procrastination at Not Really THAT Frustrated....
Cheerio presents Sarah Rifka at Hip in the Heights.
Mottel (Mazel tov!) presents Picture of the Week: Still Alive After the Wedding Edition at Letters of Thought.
Altie presents Blog Name at BLoGGinG FrOM ThE HoLy LAnD.
e presents This Is Your Religion, Part I: Healing Clothes at The Highway back to Krenitz.
I'll be hosting the Kosher Cooking Carnival next week, and I should have a little more time for it than this one... so send your shtuff in! Excellent.