Mar
4
2010

More Than Three Opinions: A Map of The Jewish Australian Blogosphere

“Two Jews, three opinions,” is a cliché. It’s also a gross understatement.

The ease with which a blog can be set up combined with my people’s natural tendency to debate anything, means that there is now a cornucopia of Jewish Australian opinion available online.

Left and right, centre and periphery, religious and secular, Zionist and anti-Zionist – the following blogs are a window into our community. Obviously the views on the sites I’m about to recommend are not necessarily a reflection of my own. But looking at them in aggregate is as useful a gage as any to get a feel for our diverse and often fractious community.

This list is not exhaustive. If I’ve missed a site you think is worth mentioning, feel free to let me know in the comments section. Continue reading More Than Three Opinions: A Map of The Jewish Australian Blogosphere →

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Mar
18
2010

Drama and Diversity in The Jewish Australian Blogosphere, and Shabbat Shalom

On Wednesday, I went for my regular dose of the YourJC blog and found that it had been suspended due to a breach of the Wordpress terms of service…. I had no idea what that meant, or what indeed those young  live-wires might have done in the few hours since I last visited.

All I knew was their absence was not a good thing.

Juan Carlos and the other Your JC writers provide a much needed, uncensored view of what many young Australian Jews get up to, think, and care about. Sure they’re bolshy and write things that are going to whizz right over my greying, 34-year-old head. And they occasionally post material that makes me want to have a very big argument with whoever wrote it. But that’s precisely why they’re so important. Continue reading Drama and Diversity in The Jewish Australian Blogosphere, and Shabbat Shalom →

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