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Jews and Blogs: Its a Big Blogging World Out There

There is a wide world of Jewish blogging out there. Jewish bloggers are commenting on everything from spirituality and ritual, to Israel and the Middle East, to politics and prayer. They are often the first ones with up to the minute commentary on Jewish issues of the day; clearly the best source for what is happening in Israel during a conflict.

A weekly summary of the Jewish blogsphere is published weekly as Haveil Havalim, a Carnival of Bloggers. 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.’

This week’s Heveil Havalim Carnival is up at Ima on (and off) the Bima.

Other favorite bloggers include:
Divrei Derech by Rabbi Rick Winer
Rabbi Eric M. Berk: Blog
RJ.org, the Reform Movement’s Blog

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