Wednesday, February 23, 2005


YNET, the online expression of Israeli newspaper Yediot Acharonot, has been all over the blogosphere since it launched. But the hat tip goes to Miriam for bringing the singles portion of the site to my attention. Right now, the singles section features such varied writers as “JDate” (apparently, the online dating site has sprouted arms and is now creating dating columns) and JTS Chancellor Ismar Schorsch. Yes, that’s right. As many of you know, I used to work at JTS. And the chancellor is a great scholar. But not who I’m going to for singles advice. Nor to understand what singles life is like in Israel. For that, YNET needs someone living the singles life. IMHO, they should get Barbara Lawrence, one of the editors of Israeli website Walla (and arguably Israel’s answer to Carrie Bradshaw), to contribute a few of her pieces, maybe in translation. If you read Hebrew and want to peruse some of her writings online, check out this article about married men who want a little something on the side; links to her other columns follow the article. They also may wish to feature an occasional guest column from Jewish singles writers in various cities with large Jewish populations, like, say, New York. It's just an idea.


Yetzer Tov said...

I stumbled my way through the Hebrew article on "why married men want a little on the side". Do you know where I would be able to get the English version.

I recently started my own blog which talks directly to this issue of us guys that are tempted to live life directed by our pants and not our hearts and souls.

With the growth of the internet, the problems of available sexual content and partnerships are more rampant and destructive than ever.

Esther Kustanowitz said...

Yetzer Tov, I don't know if Barbara's articles are available in English, but in Hebrew they can sometimes be a little explicit. I'm hoping to be in touch with her soon on another matter, and I'll ask her if her articles are available in translation.

Good luck with your new blog.