Sunday, May 14, 2006


The J-Blogosphere article on Wikipedia is slowly coming together. Thanks to all who've helped out, and anyone who is able to contribute is invited to do so. Much thanks to Irina, who started this whole idea, and Esther, whose link helped push it along a bit.

It would be nice if the article mentioned some of the topics and expanded on the different types of blogs that are out there; I have no clue how to space out categories and the like, so... yeah. Anyone?
UPDATE: Thank you very much to whomever put everything into categories! Much appreciated.
In addition, Jameel (ya know, from the Muqata?) set up a JBlogosphere blog which we hope to turn into somewhat of a JBlog central. For now we just stuck up links to all the Haveil Havalims and the first four Kosher Cooking Carnivals; more will come later [and I don't mean just the 5th KCC].

What we'd like to do is put down a bit of a history of J-blogs for both old and new J-bloggers and readers to look at. It would make it far easier to understand and appreciate what's out there, something many people find daunting and confusing when they're first exposed to it. The trouble is... we weren't around that long. We could use some help from some of the older J-bloggers and readers, if they're so inclined, for some of the earlier history; and obviously, everyone is welcome to join in writing pieces of the more recent history.

We also understand that there are many different "circles" within the J-blogosphere, even though many are interconnected. We'd like to try to get all the different circles involved as much as we can.


  1. A few blogs carried the story of two leading Israeli Rabbis purchasing the entire first class section on El AL to avert the need to fly with women. Well get this, the Rabbis are coming to speak and raise funds in LA. Where did they choose to host their Los Angeles fundraiser? A hotel at UNIVERSAL STUDIOS. Is it just me, or if your holy atmosphere is destroyed by the mere presence of a woman, wouldn't a movie studio be the kind of place you might avoid?

    I see two possible explanations;

    1) The Rabbis love the concept of the "Back to the Future Ride" and are considering it as a means to bring us all back to shetele life

    2) They think the Water World show represents the "Void and Emptiness (Sohu vavohu)" the world should return to because of our sins...


  2. First half - sick.

    Second half - LOL.

  3. Jameel wrote a little about the old blogs.

  4. True, but even then he wrote about how much he'd missed. (Though he later realized that every few months was like a whole new generation.)

  5. i'm happy to help if i can (not that i know too much since i've only been around the j-blogosphere since january!)

    but if there's a section for j-photoblogs (or if an aussie correspondent is needed!) then i'm there!! :)

  6. Thanks Sarah! Even if not, keep snapping - everyone's enjoying.

  7. Ezzie: As self-proclaimed JBlosphere Anthropologist, I'm going to see what I can dig up on the history...

    JewSchool, Jewlicious, Rachak...I spoke to a blogger yesterday who had been blogging for 4 years...thats like 520 alpo years!