Oy Bay!

"My heart is in the east, and I in the uttermost west." — Yehudah Ha-Levi

Oy Bay in Ha’aretz!!!

Posted by Oyster on July 8, 2007

ROI interwebz Ha’aretzThat’s right, Oy Bay’sters! Amiram Barkat wrote up an article in Ha’aretz (Israel’s most respected newspaper), in both English and in Hebrew covering the ROI 120 conference that I attended in Jerusalem. The article focused on the young pioneers at the conference that were heading up innovative online projects aimed at bolstering Jewish social networks or content. And for some odd reason, I was included! :-p

Unfortunately, something got lost in translation, as our Blogga Momma correctly pointed out. I’ve been crowned “Minister of the Bloggy Interior” (mental note: make appointment with my doctor to see if its really starting to get bloggy in there…) by a miffed Anonymous JDater. In the picture, I’m the second one from the right. On the far right (with no correlation to her politics) you have Esther Kustanowitz (Empress of the J-Blogosphere), and from the left you have Jeremy Kossen (da Jew-Tuber) and Sarah Lefton (the Jewish dynamo from San Francisco).

Amiram got a few things wrong. There is more than one shul next to where I live (I don’t go to the closest shul), and the average age there is… well. The average age isn’t informative, because there’s one demographic missing: 20 & 30-somethings. So there’s teenagers & little kids skewing the average to be not-so-old. Also, a lot of what they were talking about regarding Sarah was actually about ChosenCouture, which is the outfit (no pun intended!) that is continuing to sell her line of shmatas that she used to carry under the JewishFashionConspiracy label. So not all of their products are hers.

Wow, I hope this is a sign of the good things to come! Oy Bay is starting to get really high-profile. 🙂

UPDATE: Looks like another Israeli news outlet picked up the story. They linked to us directly (unlike Ha’aretz), which is cool, but they mistakenly linked to our MySpace page first. D’oh! Thanks for the head’s up & the marvelous Erev Shabbat kiddush, Josh! :-p


4 Responses to “Oy Bay in Ha’aretz!!!”

  1. Plus, I love being in pictures but not in articles. Not. Oy. (Bay.)

  2. Friar Yid said

    Many congrats and Mazel Tovs.

  3. jlifer said

    sweet. oyster is super famous and i get to eat lunch with him 🙂

  4. […] and others changed my life, and made Jewish writing a passion of mine. That lead me to attend other Jewish conferences, and now I have Jewish friends all over the world. And all from reading a so-called “venomous […]

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