Tuesday, February 22, 2005

The Jewish Blogosphere

I've been reading a lot of the Jewish blogs out there from across the religious and humor spectrum. Sitting down and reading through a bunch of them at once makes me nostalgic: the Jewish blogosphere reminds of nothing as much as it reminds as conversations over lunch or dinner at the Yale Kosher Kitchen in the early 1990s.
I used to say back then that Hillel houses were the only places where Jews of all types would meet and talk to each other without an agenda. Another interesting case where the Internet creates a virtual version of something that exists in real life as well?

5 comments:

Z said...

I followed you here from JewView and am happy to be linking to a fellow Jew from the 'burgh!!!

Adam said...

You might be my first reader.

Welcome.

Jack's Shack said...

Pittsburgh is a nice place, now if it only had a football team.

Z said...

Jack, well, you're just being mean now :)

Jon said...

How weird. I was recently thinking something along the same lines. While I don't really qualify as Jewish (except kind-of culturally, and sort-of under Israeli citizenship laws), I certainly enjoyed some excellent conversations at the Kosher Kitchen in the late eighties. I miss it too, and parts of the online world sometimes remind me of them.