Gotta love those JIBs! All that sound and fury for bragging rights and yet, so few people actually vote and the best part of the whole thing is the discovery of cool new JBlogs that would otherwise not come up on your radar. Jewlicious has been fortunate to once again make it to the finals in the following categories:
Best Group Blog
The current leader is Beyond Teshuvah, a group blog with a daunting number of contributors and Rabbinic advisers. They advise that “Since Beyond BT is between 93% and 99% L’Sheim Shmayim (for the sake of heavan [sic.]) there’s a possibility that if you vote for us and more people get involved with the community, you’ll get credit for a mitzvah.” Wow. How are we supposed to compete with that? Beyond BT is clearly G_d’s choice and so it should be yours too. That having been said, you may also want to consider voting for Kumah because “It sends a great message that people are excited about the Aliyah Revolution!”
Best Pro-Israel Advocacy Blog
How does one even begin to decide how to vote here? There are so many choices – from perennial favorite cartoon Dry Bones, to right-wing Arutz Sheva columnist Michael Freund, to right-win Palestinianbaby eater Jameel at the Muqata (kidding – he’s actually a nice guy), to the right-wing Aliyah revolutionaries at Kumah, to our pal Aussie Dave at Israellycool and more! Well, sheesh. How are we supposed to compete? I can’t even tell you who to vote for because they are all sooo awesome!
Best Slice of Life in Israel Blog
You’d think our endless posts extolling the virtues of quality hummus, shakshuka and hot Israeli babes in either army uniforms or ankle length skirts would make us a shoo-in here, but apparently… not so much. People want to read about Palestinian baby eating recipes and cooking techniques (via Jameel), or whatever happens to be on David Bogner’s mind in the morning or whatever. What’s clear is that no one gives a crap about our holier than thou, Jerusalem-Anglo centric perspective on… anything. I didn’t vote for Jewlicious and neither should you!
So that’s a wrap up of the action in the categories we got nominated in. Voting ends on Wednesday so go and check out all the categories today! There’s some serious talent out there – ok, there are also some serious omissions – you know who you are. Maybe after all this JIB madness we’ll do something about that, but for now, uh… enjoy?