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.
Batya at Shiloh Musings discusses historical link between Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael in The Jewish People/Religion/Nation/Land.
Rafi at Life in Israel says that “Tennis Duo Israeli stars playing in the Davis Cup, Andy Ram and Yoni Ehrlich, also known as AndYoni, had a nice kiddush hashem this past week, when they refused to play tennis on Yom Kippur.” AndYoni make tennis Kiddush Hashem, pulling a Sandy Koufax.
The Israel Forever Foundation talks about the inner meaning of the Sukkah in A Temporary Dwelling: The Journey Toward The Land: “The sukkah is in its own way a symbol of peace: it is open to the elements of nature, to the heavens above and to our family and friends… How wonderful if we can also ensure that this temporary dwelling is an open reflection of our connection to the our Israel?”
Batya posted at me-ander about how preparing for the holidays in Israel is different than anywhere else, at Easy Succot Supply Shopping, The “Arba Minim,” 4 Species.
Esser Agaroth warns of missionary activities on the part of Christian volunteers in Israel in Are Christians Fulfilling the Prophecy of Isaiah? (האם הנוצרים מקיימים את נבואת ישעיהו הנביא?).
Ariel Ben Yochanan of The Torah Revolution posts an “an open letter from a TRUE friend of the Jews” at The Torah Revolution: Ex Xtian Guest Author On “Volunteers” Being Bought In To The Shomron.
JewishIsrael.com warns that “leaders in Judea and Samaria continue to partner with notorious Christian missionary entities while turning a blind eye to the risks involved” in: Shomron Leaders Court Christian Missionaries Who Target Jews for Conversion.
Batya at Shiloh Musings speaks about the mindset of the old guard in Israeli politics: “…instead of recognizing that G-d knows more than man, successive Israeli governments for the past forty-six 46 years have been begging the Arabs to take back the Land we won in a fighting for our lives and existence defensive war in exchange for a ‘peace treaty.’ Shiloh Musings: Shimon The Dangerous Peres, Wrong Again.
Batya recounts how the driest, hottest days we’ve had all year did nothing to destroy the mood of Yom Kippur in Post-Yom Kippur, Report. She goes on to share memories of Simhat Torah in Shiloh Musings: Simchat Torah, Memories.
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