Yom sheni, 7 Tishrei 5769.
One of the nicest things about the Jewish blogging community is that much sharing goes on. (What else would one expect?) People share freely their knowledge of the best places to eat or to travel in Israel, for instance.
Recently, a young boy's health was dramatically improved by the sharing of information.
Other people allow us a glimpse into their lives that gives us all the opportunity to be better people.
Bloggers happily share their advice about the best fence builders available, their favorite repairmen, doulas, and gemachs.
Sometimes, we just entertain each other. Sometimes, we offer new outlooks, or strength, or tips on a successful aliyah. There is Torah knowledge imparted, and political wisdom and opinion.
One of the best resources to sample some of these diamonds is Haveil Havalim, hosted each week by a different JBlogger on his or her blog. (This week's, #185, is hosted by the blog "Writes Like She Talks.") Let's face it: there is a lot to read out there. It is helpful when some sort of filtering happens, to let us taste some of the wonderful writing out there in Cyberspace. This particular portal has been a real pleasure to me, and a great help in my aliyah experience.
I strongly recommend it!