Through the Covenant of Circumcision we consciously declare that humanity is meant to transcend evolution—history is evolution by other means, just as culture is instinct by other means. Only when human beings become partners with God in their own creation, do they become truly human.
The Night a Sonderkommando absolved God
A poem in honor of Yom HaShoah 5779. A Sonderkommando’s memories and the role of the living.
First Fruits of Spring: The April Jewish Book Carnival
What better time than Springtime to get out into nature with a good book? To get you started, here are some recommendations from around the Jewish blogosphere.
Non-Jewish Wine and the Perils of Halakhic Over-compensation
Halakhah must continually be updated and revised to take into account changing circumstances, but what is important is the process by which this takes place. Beit Shammai’s “Eighteen Rulings” provides a valuable lesson.
The August Jewish Book Carnival
The Jewish Book Carnival: Some reading recommendations from around the Jewish blogosphere.
Havel Havelim: blogging on the edge of the abyss
This week’s Havel Havelim kick’s off on Rosh Hodesh Av, a time of mourning for past tragedies and hope for future redemption. Many of this week’s developments remind us of how far we have to go, and how great a danger still hangs over us. But others remind us of how far we’ve come. May we continue to grow, learn, and become!
Haveil Havelim Jewish Blog Carnival
This week’s Jewish Blog Carnival includes everything from recipes and gift ideas, to Torah musings and Jewish views on current events. Tune in and join the discussion!
Hannuka Edition: Havel Havelim
As Hannuka gets under way, our weekly blog round up covers everything from the Limmud controversy to how Hannuka in Israel is different from anywhere else.
The Jewish Blog Carnival: First rains and muddy elections
This week we cover the record low turnout for municipal elections, the sad censorship of Israeli sportsmen at the FINA World Cup swimming competition, and the tricky question of evangelical support for Israel. And last, but certainly not least, the first rains have fallen!
Jewish-Israel Blog Carnival aka Havel Havelim post Sukkot edition
Welcome to the September 29, 2013 edition of Jewish-Israel blog carnival aka Havel Havelim. This is my first time hosting the blog carnival, and most of the blogs below are new to me. Plenty of thoughtful musings to help us ease back into the routine after a month of holidays.