lsrael’s 60th Anniversary Commemorated by the JBlogosphere: is Live!

Well, after many emails and endless phone calls and the crunching of many, many pixels, is up. What’s that site all about? Well, May 8th is the 60th anniversary of the founding of the modern State of Israel. You’ll notice lots of events happening in Israel and in communities around the world meant to commemorate this historic occasion. is meant to do the same, but on the blogosphere. Consequently, we’ve put together a nice broad group of bloggers, some well-established, some relatively new, representing (I hope) ideological, religious and geographic diversity. Over the course of the next 60 days each will write one blog post on where they will write something related to how they feel about Israel at this momentous juncture in time. We don’t plan on editing any of the posts for anything except for formatting, spelling and grammar, so really, anything is possible. We’ve already got our first post up – 60 Ways I Love Israel by Rachel Bookstein, Hillel Director of Long Beach Hillel and “stylist” of the Jewlicious Festival. In the coming days we’ll have posts by Bruno Bitter of Jewish Hungarian blog Judapest, Harry Rubenstein from The View from Here and Jerusalemite, Esther Kustanowitz from My Urban Kvetch, Tomer Altman from OyBay – and the list goes on and on. You can see who else is participating on the side bar, and of course, you can count on me to keep you updated.

So… what are you waiting for? Go visit and tell all your friends to do the same!

David Abitbol, aka ck of Jewlicious fame, is a pioneer in the Jewish blog-o-sphere. The 60 Bloggers project is co-production of and the Let My People Sing Festival. It is published daily for 60 days to celebrate Israel’s 60 birthday.