Haveil Havalim is a blog carnival, linking you to the best, or at least the most recent posts of the Jewish and Israeli blogosphere. Jack is our fearless leader and somehow finds time to manage and organize it. I for one am very appreciative of this.
It's my second time hosting this blog carnival. I picked this week to do it because I am on Sukkot vacation and figured I would have enough time to dedicate to it. Last time I hosted, I literally pulled an all-nighter getting it done. This time, the kids are all away on overnights; I'm having a little preview of the Empty-Nest-Syndrome, and to my surprise, I'm not liking it so much. The kids (all three of them!!!) came back from their various sleepovers and that great Bnei Akiva Masaa (in which they hike for hours, pee in the woods, sleep in the great outdoors, get chewed alive by mosquitos and in general have a blast) happy. And when they're happy, I'm happy. I myself had fun at a certain concert and am looking forward to a family trip here on Sunday.
Just a note: I received many submissions, which is great. I pretty much included every submission, without bothering to count to see if anyone went over the limit. I do have to say that the views expressed by the various bloggers are not necessarily my views. A good portion of the submissions were about non-controversial subjects like the holidays, which is fine by me. Also, note that Blogger's spell check doesn't seem to be working, so please cut me some slack on any spelling errors.
So without further ado, I present The Sukkot 5769 Edition of Haveil Havalim:
Watch some Sukkot being built here and here. (Okay, that's Leora's and mine. Where's your Sukkah?) Maybe next year I'll host a J-bloggers Sukkah competition. Someone remind me, okay?
Here's a blogger's comment about her submission:
Really the category should be Jewish Holidays, to be more specific. It's the holiday culture (you know what I'm talking about: we cook, pray, eat, sleep and get up and do it all over again. Unless we're in Israel. Then we do it only once, at the beginning...and then the end!)
Signs in Israel can be really funny. This is the first I've seen of this blogger, but I'll probably go check her out again when I need a laugh. See what I mean in A new way to do it posted at A Time of the Signs.
Thus concludes the Sukkot 5769 Edition of Haveil Havalim. It was my pleasure to present this to you, even though some of you spell Sukkot with a "C".
I know that Jack is always on the hunt for volunteers to host HH. It's not difficult, it just takes a bit of time. My second outing took much less time than the first. It's fun thing to do--really. If every Jewish blogger participated, we'd all have to do it like, once every twenty years...
Breaking a basic blogging rule by not knowing exactly what the focus of these musings will be. All I know is that I miss writing and am looking forward to finding my blogging voice again. Bear with me as I muddle through.