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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Haveil Havalim # 154 is up

Haveil Havalim # 154 is up at Esser Agoroth and you should all go and check out the latest and greatest of the Jewish blogosphere. Most important, Yehuda posted something that I suspect some of you never knew: Why is it called Haveil Havalim?
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.'
Are we all bogged down in excess blogging? Probably.... And with that, I will go pretend to do something else besides blogging for a little bit.

2 Comments:

At 8:00 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

The first blogging carnival of the vanities. Subsequent ones often adopted the "carnival" moniker.

So when I created HH, I thought why not keep the "vanities" part? And since it was Jewish, why not use the Hebrew term? (That was probably a mistake.)

 
At 10:23 PM, Blogger Ben-Yehudah said...

B"H Actually, it's Ya'aqov OR BEN-Yehudah. Thanks for the link! :-)

 

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