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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Israel @ 59

Today is Israel Independence Day, the 59th anniversary of the declaration of the modern State of Israel.

My family and I will be celebrating as we do every year; grilling hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken wings, kababs and various other kinds of meats, for hundreds of IDF soldiers who are on duty today.  This event takes place every year at the local Pina Chama - a local rest stop where the communities of Gush Etzion conspire to spoil the men and woman from all over Israel whose service in the IDF brings them to our area.

I hope to post a few pictures later on (pics from previous years can be seen here, and here).

By the way, I just found out that the first round of the JIB (Jewish & Israeli Blog) Awards is underway and some kind souls went a little nuts with the nominations.

So far it seems Treppenwitz has been nominated in the following categories:

Best Overall Blog

Best Large Blog

Best Slice of Life in Israel Blog

Best Personal Blog

There may be others too, but frankly I'm too stunned to even look.

If you think this site is a good fit for any of the categories listed above, please go do your civic duty.  Obviously, if you get to the JIB Awards page and you see other blogs that are a better fit, vote your conscience.  Seriously, there are some very good blogs out there and the best really deserve your votes.

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Though I might be a tad biased, you got my vote, bro!

Posted by: val | Apr 24, 2007 6:14:48 PM

Happy birthday, Israel. My NY Liberal Jew colleague down the hall would be apoplectic if he knew I was wishing Israel a happy birthday, but there you have it. He tried to teach me once that not all Jews are Zionists, but secretly I already knew that. I was tempted to teach him that not all Goyim are anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian, but I desisted.

What I really wanted to write: "He tried to teach me once that not all Jews are Zionists. I ate his liver, with some fava beans and a nice chianti."

And so, I say again -- er -- happy birthday, Israel. May G-d continue to use you to poke his enemies in the eye every now and again.

And incidentally, may your citizens live in peace and prosperity.

Posted by: wrymouth | Apr 24, 2007 7:44:10 PM

Happy Yom Ha'atzmaut!

Posted by: SaraK | Apr 24, 2007 9:09:03 PM

Happy Yom Ha'atzmaut!

I really can't wait to see this year's pictures, as I recall last years, were quite, er, memorable! ; )

JIBs are also a great way to discover new blogs... I'm definitely looking forward to updating my blogroll once the awards are over. Good luck! : )

Posted by: Irina | Apr 24, 2007 9:23:47 PM


Please consider writing news pieces or an op-ed for Jewrusalem: Israeli Uncensored News. We strive to present different views and opinions while rejecting political correctness. Ideally, we try to make the news "smart and funny." Thus, your input is very welcome.


Posted by: Alex | Apr 25, 2007 4:41:07 AM

wow trepp...what a great idea for yom ha'atmaut...bless you all...and of course you have my vote...off i go...i love pinah chamah...

Posted by: marallyn | Apr 25, 2007 9:41:21 AM

And as of today, you are leading in three out of four categories! Jerusalem Report should hire you and PAY you to do this, even though I know you do it for love....

Posted by: aliyah06 | Apr 25, 2007 1:36:35 PM

I went to the voting to see what other sites there are that I don't know about, was reminded that I haven't looked at Balagan in a long time and followed it to this gem.

Posted by: JSinger | Apr 25, 2007 9:11:06 PM

Yes, you are looking good. Good luck.

Posted by: bernie | Apr 25, 2007 9:31:51 PM

There may be others too, but frankly I'm too stunned to even look.

I noticed that you're leading the pack for:

Most likely to drive an ice cream truck

You have to scroll down really far to find that listing.

Posted by: Jack | Apr 25, 2007 10:38:08 PM

Yeah, you're kicking my butt. :P

I had a *major* dilemma on Slice of Life with you and Jameel, I think I took you there and him in a couple other things. Good luck!

Posted by: Ezzie | Apr 26, 2007 6:33:33 PM

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