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On Internet Connections

Posted on | December 20, 2005 | By Mark Frankel | 4 Comments

One of our primary goals of this project is to provide connection, information, ideas and support for Baalei Teshuva. A number of people have suggested we also discuss issues effecting the entire Jewish community, perhaps providing some new perspectives.

One of the wonders of the Internet is the ease at which we can communicate and connect with people from around the world. From these connections we can see that although there are different paths and opinions, most of us share the goal of a better, peaceful, purposeful existence filled with meaningful relationships. We just want to take this opportunity to call out to some of the new friends we have made during the course of this endeavor:

Lazer Brody is known as Rabbi Rambo. His biography notes that after surviving a near-suicidal mission to Beirut during the Israel-Lebanon conflict of 1982, Rabbi Brody could no longer ignore the hand of G-d in his life. He became a BT and is currently a leading outreach voice on the Web and in his residence of Ashdod where he is an understudy of the Melitzer Rebbe. Rabbi Brody has given us his blessings and is hoping to contribute here as time permits.

Another BT who is leveraging the Web to spread Torah is Rabbi Yaakov Menken. Rabbi Menken is the founder of Project Genesis which supports outreach organizations worldwide and operates Torah.org, a premier Jewish learning website. He has offered us his broad support and we wish him continued success on all his projects including his Jewish Issues group blog, Cross-Currents.

Ezzie is a KGH resident who has given us much support with his kind words and solid suggestions. He recently nominated us for best Group Blog in the Jewish and Israeli Blog Awards co-sponsored by the Jerusalem Post. Thanks Ez.

We want to thank the many others who have linked to us and offered words of encouragement and blessing. We often underestimate the power of a kind word, but it gives us the energy to help move this effort forward.

Some time this afternoon, IY”H, we will have the next post from Rabbi Mayer Schiller.

Comments

4 Responses to “On Internet Connections”

  1. Ezzie
    December 20th, 2005 @ 4:51 pm

    Thank you very much for the mention, but I have to correct you a bit: I *intended* on nominating all the people I wrote down, but completely forgot to actually nominate them after writing the post. Someone else actually nominated you, though. :)

  2. David Linn
    December 20th, 2005 @ 5:13 pm

    So, you botched it huh? At least you’re honest. Thanks for the traffic.

  3. Mark Frankel
    December 20th, 2005 @ 6:33 pm

    Ezzie – We still love you.

  4. Ezzie
    December 20th, 2005 @ 9:30 pm

    Yep, I botched it. :) That’s what happens when you blog when I do… and thanks yourselves. Pleasure sending traffic your way.

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