In case you weren’t able to read the other local Jewish blogs this week, here are a few of my favorite posts:
Kosher Salt (The new blog of Sixth & I. Welcome!)
- Barbie’s getting ink: When Jews get ink (I asked for a “13” on my arm, but I got a “31”… Fail!), it can lead to some tricky questions about the Jewish afterlife. So what about when a Barbie doll gets a tattoo?
Capital J. With Ron Kampeas:
- What does the PLO have in common with your nephew?: Probably not a whole lot. But the PLO did just plant a tree with the Jewish National Fund in Israel, so now it too has a named tree.
- There’s no place for Jews in Libya: As part of the ongoing spirit of liberty, fraternity, and peace that pervades the Arab Spring, Libyans protest the one Jew still living in Libya: “We strongly refuse the Jewish in our land” and “There’s no place for Jews in Libya.” As Ron points out, the protesters conveniently put the signs in Hebrew and English for the benefit of international viewers.
The Blog at 16th and Q:
- Funny, You Do Look Jewish – Saturday, In Memory of Ann Loeb Bronfman: If you’ve participated in the DC Jewish community, you’ve almost certainly been the beneficiary of Ann Bronfman’s generosity. Celebrate her life (died April 2011)
with the DC JCC this Saturday. This event took place last Saturday. My bad. SR
Washington Jewish Week:
- Elderly Jews claim bias: Reston home for elderly said to ban Rosh Hashanah: Jews at Hunters Woods elderly home were allegedly prohibited from holding a Rosh Hashanah party in the home’s common area. A number of the Jewish residents protested, and the home called the cops. JCRC is now investigating. This is the same story that appeared on the front page of the Thursday, October 12 Washington Examiner (Aubrey Whelon).
- After J Street declares war, ECI punches back: Is it ok to feed Gilad Shalit’s imprisoners to sharks in the Mediterranean? ECI and J-Street debate. My vote: Yes, it’s ok so long as they’re sharks with frikkin lazer beams attached to their heads.
Want to recommend a DC Jewish blog that we should be reading? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Jewish blogs we’re reading:
- Capital J – DC politics blog of JTA
- Dover Emet: Speaking the Truth – Rabbi Gil Steinlauf of Adas Israel
- In The Moment – Blog of Moment Magazine
- Jewish DC – By Rachel Mauro
- Jewish Policy Center
- Kosher Salt – The blog of Sixth & I
- Mesorah DC’s “A Pondering Jew’s Blog”
- Mesorah DC’s “Mesorah Minute”
- ShalomNOVA.org – Jewish Federation of NOVA
- ShlaomDC.org – The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
- The Blog at 16th and Q – DC JCC blog
- Washington Jewish Week + WJW Blogs