“A Week with No Shopping” Challenge, Haveil Havalim, and More

Mimi of Israeli Kitchen challenges readers to A Week without Shopping.

Sarah hosts the Jewish/Israeli blog carnival Haveil Havalim, from Down Under.

And Trilcat updates us on her baby’s surgery.

Tonight we begin the joyous Jewish month of Adar, during which Jews celebrate Purim to commemorate the victory described in the Book of Esther. It’s also the first anniversary of the terrorist murder of eight young yeshiva students during such a celebration. Read here about one unusual remembrance. May their memories be for a blessing.