About Kesher Talk

  • "Kesher" means "connection" in Hebrew. The banner image is the mosaic floor of a 6th c. synagogue in Jericho, showing a menorah flanked by a shofar and lulav; the inscription reads "Shalom Al Yisrael." (This synagogue was destroyed by Arab vandals a few years ago. The condition of the mosaic floor is unknown.)
  • Contributors:
  • Judith Weiss
  • Van Wallach

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March 07, 2007

Welcome Jewcy readers

Michael Weiss (no relation to either me or my brother) threw our blog into the Movable Snipe bullpen this week with James Wolcott, Matt Yglesias, Hit & Run, and Design Observer, as snipe targets for John Derbyshire and Daphne Merkin. Who seem resentful and enervated by the whole thing.

So if you want to read snipes by Merkin (who doesn't read blogs) and Derbyshire (who does blog at the Corner, one of my daily reads):

You can also go over there and, um, engage with them.

Reason snipes back.

Daphne already thinks we are tedious neocon policy wonks, and I am going to drive the nail in the coffin of our reputation by reminding our readers that we do like Mike Weiss of Snarksmith - the instigator of this blogsnipefest - because we run into him at Christopher Hitchens debates and because he organized the Denmark Solidarity Rally, oh, just about a year ago.
We have pix and reporting of that event here, here, here, here, here, and here.
And more on the rallies in other cities: Chicago, Chicago, Toronto, San Francisco, London (with the best t-shirt)
And lots on the Motoon controversy itself here, here, here, here, here,here, here, and here.

Yes, that's how wonky we are. 20 posts on the Danish Mohammed Kartoon Kontroversy.

We are getting some traffic from this blog mashup, so what the hey.

PS We also like Nick Gillespe because he was also a fan of Steven Vincent and linked to our blogburst commemoration of the first anniversary of Vincent's murder. And we might like John Derbyshire if he gives Cryptonomicon a good review.

Judith | 03/07/07 at 08:47 PM | Categories: - Around the blogosphere

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We love you KT, despite your being collectively on the weird side of flaky. But I must confess that when I read the second Malkin snipe I felt that Van's unique sense of, um, humour had been nailed. Some of Van's pieces I like a lot, but some do seem peculiarly pointless, like the one cited.

Still, 10/10 for linking to the pieces.

Rob | March 7, 2007 08:02 PM

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