I am a Yid. I like to rock. Veitur!

- [ Wednesday, May 19, 2004 ] -
My Jewish Blogroll, version 2
Version 1.2 of this post can be found here.
I updated some descriptions, added and removed some links.

These blogs are written by/about Jews, mostly. I happen to like Jews and have a vested interest in them.

Blog in Dm rocks. But in a Jewish way. The Hassidic Musician is an anonymous, Orthodox Jew who is a musician on the NYC simcha circuit. This guy has got some strong, controversial opinions and they're all correct. He is very articulate and nails each one of his points home. Highly recommended if you're at all interested in Jewish music. Especially if you don't like Jewish music.

Fiddish is the new "lightly-edited" company blog of Forward journalist Steven I. Weiss. You may remember Weiss from such blogs as Protocols, z"l. General Jewish news, and infotainment. A guaranteed solid daily read.

Hirhurim is a halachic blog with discussions of the relevant issues of the day.

Israelly Cool is an Israeli blog written by an Australian expatriate. He is an excellent pundit on news and politics.

MO Chassid is a zealous Modern Orthodox man who has some good rants. He likes to point out what's wrong with everybody else and what they should be doing. He tries to be positive every once in a while, but like most good bloggers, he knows the interest is in the outrage. And the outrage is what drives us to blog.

This Normal Life is a blog of neat, little stories about living a family life in Israel. He doesn't post that often. But all his work is quality. He is also published in legitimate Jewish publications.

The Shaigetz is a really funny, insider view of real Chassidic life in NY. I just read a post where he explains their secret hat code.

The Town Crier has a good perspective on current events affecting the young, frum world.

Allison Kaplan Sommer, an Israeli housewife, is the author of An Unsealed Room, which was nominated for a 2004 Bloggy. Commentary on living beyond Israeli politics.

The Village Idiots is a team-blog with topics similar to The Town Crier and Fiddish. The Town Crier is also one of the VI bloggers. It started out being a way to show examples of idiocy but it had a hard time sticking to that topic. Good oddball news stuff with a frum spin.

The Yada Blog is a Jewish gossip column that basically introduces links with headlines. Most of it ends up in a column for the online magazine, JewsWeek. It reads like the teaser for a Jewish version of Access Hollywood.

YUTopia is written by Rabbi Josh Yuter. He is a Jew living in Chicago, yet I've never met him. He is studying for an advanced degree at U of C and lives far away in Hyde Park. His posts are very intellectual and he has an excellent guitar tablature library for Jewish Music.

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