Friday, February 21, 2014

Updated My Profile for my Blogoversary

My blog's 9th blogoversary will fall out on Shabbat. In honor of the blogoversary, I decided to update my profile on the right side of the blog and on the profile page.  (It took me long enough!)

It seemed that a lot of people were clicking on the profile page, trying to know who I am, but not getting any information. I added some very limited background information about myself. I hope this helps those who want to know an inkling of who I am and where I came from.

Shabbat Shalom


At Sat Feb 22, 04:10:00 PM 2014, Blogger Devash said...

Mazal tov and kol hakavod!

At Sat Feb 22, 11:59:00 PM 2014, Blogger Leah said...

Mazal tov! Thank you for your blog. It's always amazing!

At Sun Feb 23, 05:39:00 AM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am very happy for you. May you prosper always, and your family grow - always planted in Torah and mitzvoth.

CDG, Yerushalayim

At Sun Feb 23, 08:22:00 AM 2014, Blogger Neshama said...

Would never have guessed you are a Haredi Zionist?
Please explain.

At Sun Feb 23, 10:39:00 AM 2014, Blogger yaak said...


Let's just say that I would probably not be accepted in either group, but consider myself as belonging to both groups.

Why does this categorization surprise you so much?

At Sun Feb 23, 11:15:00 AM 2014, Blogger Neshama said...

To me, most of your commentary seems aligned with American (Satmar-Aguda) Haredi 'slant' ..... But,then, I'm here in Eretz Yisrael (having moved from BP) and have the advantage of both sides of the ocean!

This might not impress you, until IY"H you have finally come home.

In any event, Mazal Tov

At Sun Feb 23, 11:23:00 AM 2014, Blogger yaak said...

I consider myself very far from Satmar, which is far from Aguda.

I'm more like Aguda/Rav Kook. If you think that those cannot have a slash between them, then neither can Satmar/Aguda.

More accurately, I'm more like the Shas party. I just put it in Ashkenazi-like terms.

At Sun Feb 23, 12:22:00 PM 2014, Blogger madaral said...

Rav Kook rejected any and all such categorizations.

At Sun Feb 23, 12:26:00 PM 2014, Blogger yaak said...

And so do Sepharadim. I agree with that approach. I did so to make it more palatable to those who consider them important to know one's Hashkafa.

At Mon Feb 24, 03:18:00 AM 2014, Blogger Neshama said...

I prefer the inclusive Torah Jew, rather than the divisive others.

At Mon Feb 24, 10:55:00 AM 2014, Blogger yaak said...

I also prefer "Torah Jew". However, sometimes a clearer description is needed (as a Reform rabbi could also claim to be a Torah Jew).

Also, I disagree with your contention that other categorizations are divisive. Would you call anyone who identifies as a Haredi divisive or anyone who identifies as a Zionist divisive?

At Mon Feb 24, 03:56:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mazal Tov and keep up with your wonderful work.

The day will soon come, b'ezrat H', where we will all be just one people, the Bnai Yisrael, under the banner of true Torah! Awaiting Moshiach T'zdkeinu!


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