Summer Weekly Review


On My Blog

Lean Baked Falafels

A Year of Tai Chi

Philosophy: the 2013 Edition

Friday Fictioneers – Stockholms Slot

Elsewhere in the JBlogosphere

Pragmatic Attic shares some Cold Soups

Lorri reviews Children of the Ghetto: A Study of a Peculiar People

Club and Dulce et Decorum Est – Two stories by Freya

Leora shares more photos from Israel: Sabra Plants – Prickly and Sweet

A new Heblish post by Mrs. S.: Heblish: The “You Have a Blog?!” Edition

Does Jewish Law Permit Internet Surveillance? – a responsa by Rabbi David Golinkin

Balak – when animals speak – Zivah ponders on this week’s parasha

Web articles

Young, Orthodox, gay, out – a Times of Israel article

Respect to the Jewish refugees who gave us fish, chips and M&S – a JC article

Women’s prayers answered – another JC article

When the ultra-Orthodox advocate religious freedom – a Ha’aretz article by William Kolbrener

Shabbat Shalom!

I Have Done it Again!

For about three years I have been an on and off postal subscriber of The JC, that is to say the British Jewish weekly The Jewish Chronicle. The JC is famous for being the oldest continuously published Jewish newspaper in the world. It was first published in 1841 and is an independent paper which aims at catering for a wide spectrum of Jewish readers.


I enjoy reading it on Saturdays but usually when my subscription is over I don’t subscribe again, just yet. I tend to hesitate, not sure whether I really want to read it again. One of the reasons being that sometimes I find it a bit empty while at other times I feeel the week is not long enough before I receive the next copy with yet more reading. Then, after a while, I miss it and go back online to renew my subscription.

This has happened again. For some time now clever JC has been sending a weekly newsletter which summarizes its contents. This is when I start regretting not receiving the paper any more. This week’s was no exception; all the more so as it detailed the paper’s makeover as from next week.

Guess what I did when I read it. Yes, I did go online and renewed my subscription!

Shabbat shalom!