Ever wonder about those tabs on the right? (quick – take a look!). “Find” and “Authors” are fairly obvious. “Newsy” is where we put links to articles we think are interesting (if you haven’t already – go ahead, click on it!). Sometimes we find articles, sometimes friends share them with us. We find them on Twitter and Facebook, shared by people we think are interesting, or by Google alerts or RSS feeds.
Sometimes there are several at once. These popped up in the last few days, so we thought we would take the opportunity to explain the tab again, and to highlight a few:
- Michael Steinhardt Criticizes the Failures of Jewish Leadership (from IsraelNationalNews.com, by way of JReporting.com) – includes comments from a television interview on last week with Mark S. Golub of Shalom TV. Steinhardt delivered “a scathing criticism this week of all that he sees wrong with the Jewish world today and singled out non-Orthodox life.”
- cu @ temple: Social media transforming the way synagogues, members connect (from Jweekly.com, by way of DarimOnline) – Terrific piece about synagogues using social media. We’ve written about this before. “By delving deeper, Jewish clergy, educators and others discover that these media tools demand a different way of talking and listening, encouraging active participation and grassroots involvement” according to Lisa Colton of DarimOnline. It’s a lot more than “We have a website!” or pretty emails.
- Op-Ed: Once unthinkable, a Jewish community thrives in Poland (from JTA.org, also by way of JReporting.com) – this one prompted Lauren to write her own post about the Poland portion of last summer’s IST trip.
- A Mideast Bond, Stitched of Pain and Healing (New York Times) – this was shared by a reader who has been supporting Alyn Hospital for many years (there’s an IST connection with Alyn Hospital as well).
Some articles are sent to us by readers/friends/family. What we’re interested in hearing about is why something is interesting to you – what’s your connection? Why do you want others to see this? If you’re already in the habit of emailing interesting things to your friends, this is the new way to “share” – we invite you to join the conversation and post it on Boulder Jewish News. It’s easy and fun and we want to hear your voice. In fact, if you’re a voracious reader and you’d like to do a “roundup of interesting articles” as a regular contributor, that would be great too – let’s talk.