If Elianna doesn't go for him, maybe he can take a shot at the daughter of A Simple Jew, whose wife just gave birth to a baby girl - Mazel Tov to ASJ, a blogger whose stuff I should read more often.
A bris is a nice time to reflect on the strange journeys of life - as is a death. Either way, it is always pleasant when people are able to celebrate the life that was led even in death, as PsychoToddler is doing with his father. Read Bernie The Cuban, a wonderful pair of stories about his father.
Some of those journeys and trials of life are perfectly summed up in Holy Hyrax's first-ever post, hosted at Jameel's. An excerpt:
They do not deserve this. My wife deserves the husband she once new -- a happy, caring one. So if Judaism is causing me such great misery, why should I keep up with it? I just don't know anymore. All I know is that I wanted to be frum, I really did. Anyone that knows me can testify to that. But how can I go on any longer.It's a post from the heart, and one which left me speechless, even with the privilege of having met Holy Hyrax once. It should strike to all our cores.
So my question remains. Can a BT with doubt remain frum?
EDITS: After seeing Yitzchak's Linkim, I realized that I got the date wrong. Ouch. He also points to a number of good posts, including NY's Funniest Rabbi's J-Blogosphere Exam - interesting.Rest of the roundup...
Daled Amos has 10 links to start your week with.News Media:
Judeopundit notes a somewhat anti-Israel Hebrew lesson in the Baltimore Sun. I always hated that paper when I was in Baltimore...Frustration:
Meanwhile, FrenchHill notes that Google is not just censoring for China anymore - now, it's taking out sites that are deemed 'offensive' to Islam, as well.
And WestBankMama notes what is not in the news after a brutal murder (and it's not the murder).
Treppenwitz notes another story that's not in the news: This life-saving operation of a Palestinian girl by Israeli doctors was anything but routine, but not because of who was saving who.
Yosef is seeing red over those who stand up for Judaism by doing the antithesis of it. I don't blame him.Entertainment:
JoeSettler is seeing red over those who don't have enough respect for their own people.
Sadie/Ezer K'Negdo will be hosting the 7th Kosher Cooking Carnival! Send her your recipes and links.Check it out!
Sarah puts on a scarf, takes a picture.
AbbaGav finishes his hilarious "Oprah in Jenin" series by going on the Oprah show himself.
And Robbie has Part II of his literary masterpiece.