Thank You G-d, For the Miracles That You Performed In The Past...and The Present
Israel Perspectives has the radio recording of "Har Habayit B'Yadenu" and shares some thoughts about Yom Yerushalayim taken from "Eretz Yisrael in the Parasha". A JHistory has an article by Rabbi Mordecahi Willig on the Six Day War - 1967 - Expression of Divine Will.
Elder of Zion has the oldest pictures of Jerusalem, and Jonathan Stein has some pictures of the "Rikud Degalim" (Flag March) from two days ago, posted here on Jacob Richman's site.
Miriam writes about a miracle of the past, that is only being commemorated now. Gail of Crossing the Rubicon beautifully expresses her feelings about the miracle of Israel.
I write about the Divine intervention that happened this week. Treppenwitz has another take on it, and thinks we need another kind of intervention.
Help Us Cope With The Tragedies That We Could Not Prevent
Elie at Eliesexpositions writes about the funeral and shiva for his son Aaron. Shira at Onthefringe has an excellent post about how to behave at a shiva call. Psychotoddler shares some thoughts at the shiva of his father who recently passed away. Elder of Zion posts the pictures of the Americans killed by a terrorist arrested in Israel this week.
Give Us the Wisdom and the Courage to Deal with the Threats From Without...
Roger Simon writes aout the "dress code" in Tehran, and Daledamos posts about a different way of combating Ahmadinejad. Michael Totten goes to Ramallah, Chomsky goes to meet with Nasrallah, and Robert of Seraphic Press tells the Presbyterians who want to divest from Israel to got to ...Gaza.
Soccerdad discusses the terror strategy of Al Qaeda and its connection to Palestinian terror. Israelmatzav looks at the topic of protecting soldiers from outside challenges. Judith at Kesher Talk quotes a professor at Emory University who addresses the latest academic boycott of Israel, and Meryl Yourish notes that someone could use a lesson from Miss Manners.
...And From Within
AtlasShrugs says "stop giving territory to terrorists" and covers Olmert's speech to Congress and gives us the inside scoop. Israelmatzav reports that the Surrender and Expulsion plan shrinks. Batya at Shilo Musings notices the backtracking also. Telchaination points out tha not all Jewish organizations saw the need to protest. And we shouldn't forget the human face to this controversy.
Sexual Abuse in the Jewish Community:
Hirhurim writes a post with some guidelines for protecting both our children and teachers. The Canonist claims that these are not good enough. Ezzie weighs in with his opinion of both posts. Canonist responds to Ezzie and discusses the heart of the matter, the acceptance of claims of abuse. Ezzie responds to this also.The Israel Rabbinate and the Conversion Controversy:
Lifeinisrael reports on the topic here, and Joe Settler thinks that it is a good thing. Ranaana Ramblings disagrees and thinks that they are going too far. Gregg at Presence has a post with some scholarly background to conversion.
Secular versus Religious:Lifeinisrael points out an interesting thing abut secular Israelis who go to chutz l'aretz, and Jameel at the Muqata writes about the dilemma of accepting secular kids in religious schools.
Let Us Enjoy Your Gifts to Help Us Get Through...
Remember your first trip to Israel? Jewlicious follows the Taglit/birthright trip now in Israel, and has some great pictures - a big CK and some little cute kids, the Golan, planes boats and...camels? Judy at Adloyada makes a joyous announcement that makes her feel like a real Jewish mother.
Abbagav follows Oprah as she goes to...(no, NOT there..). It may not be the Brooklyn Bridge, but someone has a very nice city to sell you. And speaking of sales, Aussie Dave at Israellycool has an idea on how to increase them. Don't miss those crazy settlers and their mailing lists (I can relate!).
Me-ander has some great recipes at the Sixth Kosher Cooking Carnival.
NotQuitePerfect reminds us that Shavous is coming next week, and so is the next edition of Havel-Havalim, hosted by Jack. Send your submissions to talktojack at sbcglobal dot net.