This is true even when one is surrounded by Jews — cleaning for Passover is no less time-consuming in Israel or Flatbush than it is here in Gentile-ville, Illinois — but it’s even more true when one is not surrounded by Jews. Entire weekends go on the bar/bat mitzvah celebrations of loved ones, whole chunks of spring and fall go on our holidays, prayer services that last for two and a half hours, toting the kids to and from Hebrew school twice a week, not to mention essentially arranging one’s life around Hebrew school… it goes on and on and I mostly love it, but I would be lying if I didn’t say that it’s more than a little time-consuming. And all this is going on right on top of all the other stuff that the world expects of one, whether or not the world has any idea that all this is going on. Oy!
All this by way of saying: I’m trying really hard, but it’s going to be hard for me to be here this week. I have a little bit of work, a class that starts tonight (Museum Education, if you’re curious), and the holiday bearing down on me at top speed. When sundown comes on Friday, that’s it man. Either my house and I are ready – or we’re not.
So for today I’m just going to say: Hey, check out my blogrolls! And really, I mean that. There are a lot of really good, interesting blogs listed there, not a one of them an echo-chamber of anything.
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*********************** HUZZAH AND HOORAY! ***********************
The Angry Black Lady Chronicles, at which I regularly crosspost, has moved Uptown! Or, in this case, to Raw Story, which is a pretty awesome site in its own right. Please visit ABLC at its new digs! Everyone there (and it’s about 11 of us at this point) is cool, smart, and knows his or her way around a keyboard. Give ’em some love, people!
PS If folks want to turn this into an open thread, please feel free! If you get stuck in moderation, I’ll get you out as soon as I can.