I just found from Jeffrey Goldberg's blog that David Gregory of Meet the Presshas a blog about politics (which is the center of his job) and spirituality. I added it to the Blog Roll on the right. I am surprised to learn that he's Jewish. My dad is a lot better than me in determining if someone is a member of the tribe by name and nose ... er' ... looks, hehe. Just look at that hair! Doesn't look very Semetic.
I'm not a religious person. Sometimes I prefer to call my self a "secular Jew" (like those styled in Israel) rather than a "Reform Jew." But I'm still very intrigued in theology, interpretation of Scripture, and striving for a fulfilling life. I was never excited in my Judaics classes in high school but now that I'm in college, I kinda miss them.
Apparently, Gregory and Goldberg study Tanakh together. I'm actually excited to read Gregory's blog because he's a famous TV personality, tribe member, has a blog, and he's going to talk about Judaism and spirituality. I saw him on the Daily Show once talking a bit about Israel so it looks like he knows his stuff about the Middle East too. Sounds like an appealing combination to me.
Extra: One of the features Gregory has on the blogs is "What I'm Reading Today" and then list 5 recent articles or blog posts (with links) with short descriptions. I like this so I'm going to do the same. I might not do it daily and I might accumulate a few important articles over a few days.
I started a new blog recently. It's called iKibbitz. It's going to be a Jewish collective blogging experience. It's still in the development phase, but I already started writing there. I'll try to have my posts published in both sites, but please check there first. I have a longer description on the website in a post title "Welcome to iKibbitz".
If you are a blogger who would like to join, please contact me at mweis89 [at] gmail [dot] com. It's going to start Jewish but we are going to add none-Jewish bloggers sooner or later. If anyone is willing to offer help to create a WordPress theme for free, also contact me.
I decided to start this blog because I was not satisfied with the discourse I was having on the Israeli-Arab issue on other blogs such as PhlipWeiss, RichardSilverstein, LGF, JIDF, and others. Peace and Human Rights are among my concerns. To a large extent, it seems that other blogs demonize the other "side" (Israeli or Arab) rather than discussing ways to solve the issue or the positive side to the Middle East. I plan to comment on some stories regarding that area. There is a lot of change happening over there , for better or worse, starting with Israel and spreading across the Middle East. I will cover the stories that I think are important to paint an honest picture of the Middle East (Old World) and show progress (New Ideas) towards peace, freedom, and equality. I was born in Israel on a secular kibbutz. My mother was born in Tunisia, but grew up in France. My father was born the US. In total, I have roots in Spain, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Russia, Tunisia, France, Israel, and the US.