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 Happy Father’s Day to Our Fathers!!!                          

Haveil Havalim

Haveil Havalim (HH) is a blog which comes out once a week to let you know about new blogs related to Judaism and Israel. Please take a look at some of the blogs, leave them comments (letting them know that you came from HH) and pass this post on to others.

The blog is usually hosted by Batya Medad (shilohmuse@gmail.com) but she is happy to turn the reigns over to others.

On a personal note, I would like to thank Batya for all of her help and patience with putting out this post. (It’s my first time putting out a Haveil Havalim blog.) I know that she would be glad to help you too!

The next Haveil Havalim post will be put together by Yael Shahar. Please send her your articles next week before Shabbat your time at ya.shahar@gmail.com.

Since Sunday, June 21st is Father’s Day in many countries around the world I want to wish all of you fathers a Happy Father’s Day. I would also like to include some blogs related to Father’s Day and Judaism.

Family Life:

Jewish Values Online ran an article entitled Is Father’s Day a Religious Holiday?

Enjoying the Bible Online provided discussion questions, creative thinking questions, and activities related to the ten commandments and honoring our fathers in Honoring Our Parents – You Have a Chance This Father’s Day

For those wondering what makes a good father, Aish HaTorah ran an article written on parenting by Koby Mandell the year before he was murdered. How to be a Parent: A Father’s Day Special

Fascinating Jewish Fathers and Sons is a tribute to Jewish fathers on Jewlarious.

On me-ander, Batya Medad writes Fun Time with a Granddaughter

Mommzy gets back to blogging with It’s been a while! on Our Jewish Homeschool Blog.


Ben-Tzion Spitz writes about Corruptibility.


The June Jewish Book Carnival, a monthly roundup of Jewish literary links from across the blogosphere, is being hosted by Chava Pinchuck at Life is Like a Library. You’ll find links to Jewish book news, book reviews and author interviews.

Ellen Zimmerman wrote in Jewish Holidays in a Box about using the book Miss Rumphius as a catalyst to garden with children.

Robert J. Avrech, an emmy award winning screenwriter, gives an excerpt in Seraphic Secret from his book How I Married Karen.

Ovadya ben Malka writes of attempts of the Sonderkommando to get word out about what was happening in Birkenau. “These are my heroes,” he writes. “Not those who take up arms against the Germans in a hopeless battle, but those who take up words against the silence. For Those Who Wrote contains an excerpt from the book A Damaged Mirror

Israeli Society:

How the war was won in the blog Our Shiputzim: A Work in Progress explains how Israeli society and culture are quietly evolving.

Batya Medad of Shiloh Musings, explains in Not “PC,” Let The Convicted Terrorists Kill Themselves why she believes that Arab terrorists should not be force fed while on hunger-strike.

In me-ander, Batya Medad, explains what she likes about the shmitta year in her post The Best Thing About Sh’mitta Agricultural Sabbatical 

If you want to read about beer in Tel Aviv check out A Visit to Beer Bazaar in Shuk HaCarmel in Tel Aviv.

Time for Israel to Leave the United Nations discusses leaving the U.N on the Shiloh Musings blog.

New Israeli Educational Stamps including Jewelry from Jewish Communities was posted by Jacob Richman

Justin Hayet wrote about Max Steinberg who died while fighting in Gaza during last years Operation Protective Edge and Birthright in Max Steinberg: Our hero on Mt. Herzl.

Varda Meyers Epstein posts on Israellycool a simple phone film which demonstrates, more than any words could, that Israel is most adamantly NOT an Apartheid state.

Shavua Tov!