Where Have All the Bloggers Gone?

Reading The Times of Israel faithfully and having published 166 articles, I note curiously that most of the bloggers who submit articles are either Anglo-Saxons or Israelis. Where have all the other bloggers gone?

It is rare to find an article submitted by someone in France or Holland, for example, where Jewish life and culture have centuries old traditions.

Is it perhaps due to difficulty in writing in English? I know that most of us would like to hear from other sources, other countries and cultures.

Are there no Jews left in Rashi’s town of Troyes? Why does the treasured community of Spanish and Portugese Jews in historic Amsterdam not choose to share details of their cherished history?

The Times of Israel is a genuine Israeli newspaper whose editor and staff are almost all native English speakers. Although it is an Israeli paper, it features many articles not dedicated to Israeli life, politics, culture, history, dreams and fears. It has become an Anglo-Saxon newspaper.

I have no great objection to that fact. It is an excellent newspaper and features brilliant articles and opinions by staff writers and bloggers alike.

Still I would be grateful to read news of Jewish life and culture from sources across the seven seas.

Merci. Dank U wel. Danke schon. Gracias. Grazzi. Obrigado. Dziekuje. Spasibo. Efcharisto.Koszenom. A shainem dank. Todah raba. Shukran. And finally, in summation, thank you.

Bloggers of the world….. Arise !!

About the Author
Esor Ben-Sorek is a retired professor of Hebrew, Biblical literature & history of Israel. Conversant in 8 languages: Hebrew, Yiddish, English, French, German, Spanish, Polish & Dutch. Very proud of being an Israeli citizen. A follower of Trumpeldor & Jabotinsky & Begin.
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