Sunday, September 10, 2006

She remembers her roots

As some of you may or may not know, Talia Coutin, the former Editor-in-Chief of our hip UCSC Jewish rag, the Leviathan, has been interning the past few months in New York for the Jewish Telegraph Agency.

In her most recent article, Talia describes the "webbe rebbe" phenomenon, whereby Jews around the globe pose their Jewish-themed questions to live Jewish scholars over the internet, and she wonders what far-reaching affects this phenomenon has facilitated, if any at all. The piece is well written and researched, and probably has all the elements of a good article that Talia always used to talk about (back in the Leviathan days) but that I always forget.

One of the websites that she mentions is, which UCSC's own Rabbi Shlomie Chein participates in. I used to use the site pretty often, and I definitely recommend it for any basic questions about traditional Judaism or a Chassidic lifestyle.

Now, you may remember that a number of months ago, a certain JewniProj contributor was very disappointed with a certain telegraph agency over certain editorial choices, but I'm extremely pleased to note that in this most recent article, the JewniProj was actually mentioned (in passing) and even linked to.

Yasher koach to Talia for her accomplishments these last few months, and you should have continued and increased successes b'ruchnius v'b'gashmius in your upcoming East Coast endeavors.


Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Well, I'm glad to hear that you're back "in like" with the JTA--they're the only wire service we've got!

And as for the other blog article, firstly, thanks for putting your resentment aside enough to wish me a congrats, very nice of you. And secondly, editorial choices is indeed what it might have been--I know Sue wanted to mention lots of blogs, up and coming and established, but I suspect not all of them got through. Whaddya gonna do? Next time, Jewniproj!

Tue Sep 12, 04:56:00 PM 2006  
Blogger G-D SQUAD said...

Aw, now I'm double flattered... And I thought you had given up on us, Esther. What a great week to be a blogger!

Tue Sep 12, 07:53:00 PM 2006  

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