Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Blogiversary

It's been two years since I made my first post to this blog. In that time, I've learned a lot about Judaism and the Jewish community:

I've learned that many things in the Jewish community are not black-and-white -- as I once thought they were.

I've learned that there are others like me who have questions and concerns about textual literalism, science and hashkafah, the expertise (and lack of it in certain areas) of our Sages (Chazal) and the direction that some segments of the Jewish community have taken.

I've learned that there is, in fact, a wide range of opinion on issues within the Jewish community and that it's not always "my way or the highway."

I've learned that Jews don't have to fit a certain mold to be good Jews; that all people, no matter their level of observance, have good qualities and bad qualities, and that Chazal were dead-on correct when they said that you *can* learn something from everyone -- regardless of their level of observance and learning.

It's been a quite a journey -- I've enjoyed every moment of writing this blog, and hope to continue to do so for many more years to come. I can honestly say that this blog has changed me -- and I do believe I have been changed for the better.

I want to say thank you to everyone who has read my posts, to everyone who has commented and everyone who has referred me to others. Thank you for the comments, for the private emails, for the advice, the criticism (yes, even the biting criticism from you, Mis-nagid!) and the encouragement.

Lastly, I want to thank Eeees for being there for me all the time. She has provided valuable insight and material for this blog and it would have been very difficult, if not impossible, to do this without her insight or support. Thank you dear, for everything you do for me.

The Wolf

10 comments:

Ezzie said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Eeees said...

To my dearest Wolfish,
You give me WAY too much credit!
To quote Ezzie..Happy Blogiversary.
To not quote Ezzie...I love you!

Michael Koplow said...

(I tried leaving this message a while ago. If that one and this one both end up appearing here, I'll be very embarrassed.)

Hello, The (if I may use your first name).

Congrats, and thank you for two years of menshlich and adult posting.

Your fan,
Mike

Holy Hyrax said...

You're awsome Wolf, and coming from a Hyrax, it carries alot of weight.

Happy Blogiversary

PsychoToddler said...

NO, you're absolutely wrong. The internet is evil. EVIL I say! Have you learned absolutely nothing? Have you not been listening to your gedolim??

Whatever you think you have gotten out of this blog, you have been deluding yourself! It's a good thing you're anonymous because your shidduch chances would be DOWN the TUBE!!












And your wife made me buy those fakakta gloves from Land's End and now it's a freaking 70 degrees outside!!!!!




(Happy blogiversary)

eeees said...

I MADE you buy those gloves??!!
::removes AK47 from PT's spine::

PsychoToddler said...

Owwwww...that thing was cold!

Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

yishar koahh, WolfFish!

Mississippi Fred MacDowell said...

Yiyshar kohakha--have many more fruitful blogging months and years!

eeees said...

Hey PT..
Bet you're happy with the gloves now..(assuming that Wisconsin was graced with the same slushy mess that we got in NY this past Shabbos..)