No… it’s not the JIBs (Jewish Israel Blog Awards) again, though that’s been happening for a bit over at (who have taken over running the JIBs this year). Feel free to join the rousing conversation! And no, I am not being sarcastic. is a well run site with a pretty bad-ass Jewish blog aggregator. Don’t pay any attention to the ratings though, they’re utter nonsense. But I am soooo digressing.

liiiisa!So yeah, the blog awards i am talking about are the Third Annual Brass Crescent Awards. What are the Brass Crescent Awards? Glad you asked:

They are named for the Story of the City of Brass in the Thousand and One Nights. Today, the Islamsphere is forging a new synthesis of Islam and modernity, and is the intellectual heir to the traditions of philosophy and learning that was once the hallmark of Islamic civilization – a heritage scarcely recognizable today in the Islamic world after a century’s ravages of colonialism, tyrants, and religious fundamentalism. We believe that Islam transcends history, and we are forging history anew for tomorrow’s Islam. These awards are a means to honor ourselves and celebrate our nascent community, and promote its growth.

Sounds cool, right? But what is really cool is that Lisa’s blog On The Face has been nominated as Best Non-Muslim Blog. Well, she sure got my vote! Click here and vote. Do it now as voting ends tomorrow! Good luck Lisa!

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.