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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Ezzie's Blog Roundup, 1/26

I had the wonderful opportunity today to meet with another blogger for the very first time, David Linn, one of the project coordinators of Beyond Tshuva. In addition to being a good meal, hearing more about BeyondBT and what they're doing was really interesting. Personally, I think it's really an amazing blog, and people should be reading it on a regular basis - whether you're a ba'al tshuva [someone "returning" to religious Judaism], frum [religious] from birth, or potential ba'al tshuva. In addition to great content, it's very well organized, so check out some of the archives on the subjects which you think relate to you. They have even started organizing some melave malkes, including an upcoming one here in Kew Gardens Hills on Feb. 4th. I would have loved to be there, but will be out of town - but y'all should go! Their first one, last week in Passaic, was very well attended and received.

Check out BeyondBT!

And now, on to the rest of the roundup:

*Announcement* On the heels of Haveil Havalim, Batya of Me-Ander (and a few other blogs) has started the Kosher Cooking Carnival! The rules are pretty simple: Submit a recipe that's kosher to shilohmuse at yahoo dot com. I'd suggest actually posting the recipe, and then sending her the link, so it could be more of a carnival than a posting of lots of recipes, but you don't need to be a blogger, so whatever works!

*Post of the Day*
There were a few great ones today, but I'm giving it to Chaim for this post about the lessons we learn from the little things we do when we wake up in the morning. Read the comment by Rod, too.
Daily Life:
Jack appreciates the little things that happen at bedtime, too.

Chana gets in trouble for being herself. Another amazing post - if you haven't started reading her yet, you don't know what you're missing.
Gossip:
Chaim (via ATC) points out that Alan Dershowitz has responded to what may have been slander - powerfully. I would not want to be on the other side of this letter. Ouch.

I am happy to be on the other side of a few nice things, however. Normally, I don't point these out, but SoccerDad deserves some praise in return: He was the first person to ever link to me, and I thought that was both kind and flattering - and is what got me involved with the J-Blogosphere. Thanks, David.

DovBear had a great post about why he blogs - and though I disagree with much of what he says, it is posts like this that get me to keep coming back. They're the reason I've said things like the quote he just added to his sidebar:
"DovBear is simply... entertaining."
It's quite an honor to be on his "Said Behind My Back" list, so I'm flattered. Thanks, DB.
Israel:
Dave breaks down what Hamas is all about.

JewBoy wonders what else people are hiding...

BlogHead is back and blogging about R' Kadouri and the Messiah. Good, weird post.
Torah:
Only Gil could discuss Blessings & TV.
Check it out!

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