Monday, January 01, 2007

Vanity, thy Name is Blog

Many of you already know about Haveil Havalim - the carnival of Jewish/Israeli blogs. But for everyone else, this is a weekly roundup of Jewish and Israeli blogs started by SoccerDad just over two years ago. Each week is hosted by a different blogger. This week's marks the 100th roundup, and is hosted by BagelBlogger at Haveil Havalim 100.

What, exactly, is "Haveil Havalim" some might be asking?

The term comes from Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) 1:2 - "Haveil havalim amar Kohelet, haveil havalim; hakol haveil." Vanity of vanities says Kohelet, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. (Translation courtesy of The Jerusalem Bible [Koren Publishers, 1992.])

Kohelet is one of the names for King Solomon, son of King David, builder of the Temple in Jerusalem.

The weekly Haveil Havalim is a wonderful way to see what other Jewish and Israeli bloggers are writing about, and from this week's edition, it spans the spectrum from the very personal and intimate to the very public and political.

Thanks to SoccerDad for starting the whole thing, to all the bloggers who have hosted, and to BagelBlogger for this week's edition!

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