The 11 Most Read Posts on Jewlicious in 2011

It’s always interesting to take stock and look back at what stories resonated most with readers of Jewlicious. This year’s crop is a mixed bag of pop culture, Jewish community politics, the Middle East and, well, more pop culture. These stories are reflective of a number of things – pop culture pieces are relatively easy to write and generate lots of traffic, Mid East political analysis is difficult to write, and you people are obsessed with sex! This has indeed been a momentous year. 2011 was the year of the Arab Spring, which was preceded by Israel’s J14 protests. Occupy Wall Street spread like wildfire across the US, Iran came closer to getting the bomb, democracy came under serious threat in Israel thanks to a slew of idiotic laws passed and proposed by the Knesset, depictions of women and actual women (and girls) came under attack in Israel and I am getting emails asking me why I didn’t cover the fact that Brittany Spears got engaged to a Jew. Whats the matter with you people???

What can I say. We do what we can with the close to zero resources that we have. And still, you all keep coming back. Our writers keep cranking out the content, and I tip my hat to all of our contributors who have contributed some awesome content this year. You are the reason that Jewlicious can do what it does: Over 2 million unique visitors served, millions of pages, just this year alone, the Jewlicious Festival, Camp Jewlicious, Jewlicious.ru, JewliciousU.com and more coming soon!! So stay tuned, and by all means let us know what you liked, what you want to see more of, less of etc. And now without further ado… the list:

11. Debbie Friedman Passed Away z”l: Sad.
10. Sisters! Enough already with this curl-hating crap!: Yeah seriously, enough!
9. Are Jewish Mothers Losing to The Chinese*?: Look out it’s Tiger Mom!
8. Justin Bieber Always Says Always: The Shema: Justin Bieber and Theodore Herzl…
7. I Am in a Broken Place but There is Holy Work to Do: The story of a brave Rabbi and his amazing family. Refuah Shlema Rabbi Cahana.
6. The 100 Sexiest Jews on Twitter: Thanks #JTA100: Jews on twitter. Yawn.
5. Frum Frillies: The State of Haredi Sex: Hassids discover lingerie. Oy.
4. Matisyahu Brings Message Of “One Day” To Auschwitz: Matisyahu performs at Auschwitz (with Rottfront!).
3. Jewish Girls Gone Wild: Amy Winehouse, Scarlett Johansson and uh… Katherine Goldberg rock out!
2. Libyan Dictator Muammar Gaddafi is Dead: The Arab Spring exacts its justice on a dictator.
1. The Unofficial Guide to Sex on Birthright Israel: Shared on Facebook 1025 times, what really happens on those wild trips! Prepare to be underwhelmed.

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  1. themiddle

    1/1/2012 at 2:04 am

    Oh my god, I don’t even have one in there. Shoot me.

  2. Ben David

    1/1/2012 at 6:51 am

    Hey middle – just remember you owe your “most-commented” fame to me…

    • froylein

      1/1/2012 at 7:16 am

      Happy New Year, B-D!

    • themiddle

      1/1/2012 at 3:06 pm

      Ben David, the fact is I should be writing more posts about sex or celebrities and then everything would be fine.

      • froylein

        1/1/2012 at 3:12 pm

        Ach, Middle, you know what they say about the prophet on his own blog…

        • themiddle

          1/1/2012 at 3:22 pm

          No clue. What do they say? I know what they say about the shoemaker and his own shoes and the tailor and his own suit, is this along the same lines?

          • froylein

            1/1/2012 at 3:29 pm

            I read yesterday that employees score higher with their employers through mere numbers of exposure, i.e. the more often your boss sees you, the more positive he feels about you. So, applying that would mean that if you posted daily – even if banally – it would boost your popularity scores.

      • ck

        1/1/2012 at 7:42 pm

        Oh my God no, please, no. We need more substance, not less…

  3. Ben David

    1/2/2012 at 10:10 am

    Happy New Year, Froylein!

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