Sunday, February 20, 2005

Haveil Havalim Edition #10

Welcome to another edition of Haveil Havalim, a weekly roundup of Jewish- and Israel-related blog postings. Next week's host is Kesher Talk; send your submissions their way, please.

The envelope please.... The finals of the 2004 JIB Awards for Jewish- and Israel-related blogs are over. Congrats to the winners, nice try to the runners up, and kudos to Dave for the hard work. See you next year!

Oliver Kamm parses - and refutes - Noam Chomsky's distortions about anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, focusing in particular on his twisting of Abba Eban's words. Summary: "Noam Chomsky is a liar, and his handling of source material is an intellectual scandal."

Out of Step Jew hails the publication of the first volume of the Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story.

Chayyei Sarah offers helpful tips on how to avoid leading on single women for men who are already committed - or perhaps should be.

Omri at Mere Rhetoric skewers Ha'aretz for its enthusiastic support of prisoner releases.

Shira Salamone has been busy with a series of posts on raising a child with disabilities.

Soccer Dad revisits two murders dubiously blamed on Israelis: One last month in Gaza, and another near Hebron in 1995.

If Torah commentators were bloggers, who would they blogroll? Dov Bear notes that Ramban was sometimes vicious towards Ibn Ezra; he sees this as a sign of respect.

Am Echad backs Bibi's economic reforms but still worries about his Yeshiva University degree.

Michael of Kosher Eucharist has had a very good Shabbat in New Orleans's Jewish community, but notes that it also has a problem or two. Don't we all?

Liora muses about her new Hebrew name after her conversion to Judaism.

Batya Medad, marking her 100th Shiloh Musing, has produced a festschrift of her favorite golden oldies.

Meanwhile, Life in the Styx has been flooded with unfinished blog drafts from the past six months and more... and Josh has released his redesigned Electronic Torah Warehouse page.

Finally, at next week's host, Kesher Talk, Judith has been exposing the little-known biases of Wikipedia - persistently left-wing and anti-Israel.


Shira Salamone said...

Thanks for posting the hyperlinks. Those posts include information and advice that I hope to share with lots of parents. And while they're at it, they should definitely check out Z's seven-part series on raising a child with disabilities, "When Something's Wrong," at

Judith said...

Thanks for including my post about Wikipedia, Zman, even though I didn't submit it. I will try to keep up with this new carnival from now on though....