Category Archives: Jewish Blogs

Haveil Havalim #271: Catchy Title Goes Here

Ima on the Bima posted this week’s Haveil Havalim “Catchy Title Goes Here” – a great collection of blog posts written over the past week. Thanks Phyllis and shavuah tov to all.

Haveil Havalim #243 published

ImaBima has posted this week’s Haveil Havalim, the NaBloPoMo edition.

Check it out for blog posts on the following topics:

Funny Things…good to start with a laugh

Israel and the Jewish World

Judaism and Torah

Miscllaneous

…read Haveil Havalim, the NaBloPoMo edition and enjoy!

An Old Passover Post, Revisited

A number of years ago I posted a list of Passover links to recipes, seders, kids sites, haggadot, lesson plans, and women’s seders.  Go here to get the list.

A late Purim post (Friending G-d on Facebook)

Yes, Purim was weeks ago. However, I just came across Rabbi Paul Kipnes’ blog post where he described friending G-d on Facebook.  (Thanks to the librarian’s blog at HUC called Needle in the Bookstacks).  Want to Friend G-d on Facebook?  Go here.

Haveil Havelim is up

Eric of The Israel Situation has posted Haveil Havelim.

Naomichana’s take on the muppets

Yes, the muppets.  Naomichana of Baraita (always an interesting and enjoyable read) looked at the muppet characters in Sesame Street and casted the muppets in Tanach roles.  For example,

“Adam: Aloysius “Snuffy” Snuffleupagus [This is not random: Snuffy does embarrassed better than anyone else in the cast, and he has a large enough body to be animated by two actors, lending credence to the primordial-hermaphrodite theory of Midrash. But please try not to think about whether this makes Big Bird God or Lilith.]
“Eve: Alice Snuffleupagus [Yes, that’s Snuffy’s baby sister. And Eve was related to Adam how again?]
“The Serpent: Slimey the Worm [Typecasting. Sorry.]
“Noah: Forgetful Jones [Since Sesame Street lacks an openly alcoholic Muppet, we are going with a more subtle choice. This presumably makes Clementine Noah’s long-suffering wife.]”

Read her entire post here.

I grew up in the 70s & 80s.  During the early years I watched a lot of Public Television, including Sesame Street, the Electric Company (I was very sad when it went off the air) and Mister Roger’s Neighborhood.  These shows helped me learn to read and more.   Naomichana’s finding of paralles between muppet characters and aspects of Tanach characters brings a smile to my face. Perhaps it will to your too.  Read and enjoy.

Source for Jewish Blogs and Jewish Bloggers

JBlog Central is a great way to find Jewish blogs and to list your site. (Of course, going through people's blogrolls also works.)

Thanks, JBlog for listing me.

UPDATE:  JBlog Central, started on June 12, 2006, also lets readers rate your posts. So, go, read and vote!