Navonim - The Ramblings of Garnel Ironheart

Navonim - The Ramblings of Garnel Ironheart
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Sunday, 13 December 2015

Time To Take Stock

Hi all,

So instead of a rant, I want to interact.  I've been doing this blog for close to eight years now.  Yes, I'm not positing on a very regular basis and the reasons are (a) fatigue at complaining about the same things time and time again and (b) a lack of perceived response when I do post.  Am I reaching people?  Am I making a difference?  Am I just tilting at windmills? 
So I'd like to open it up to my public, assuming there is one.
What do you like about the blog?  Why don't more people comment?  What should I change or address?
Don't be shy!

14 comments:

Shira Salamone said...

While we don't agree on everything, as might be expected when a Conservative Jew reads an Orthodox blog, I appreciate your "voice-of-reason" approach. I hope you continue to post.

Anonymous said...

I read, but I very rarely comment on blogs. Enjoy your take on things, which often matches mine to a large degree. Nice to see someone talking (what I consider to be) sense.

אד"ם הרפז said...

How quixotic! Why tilt at windmills? BECAUSE, they might be giants#

Anonymous said...

im with anonymous. i read but rarely comment on blogs. but i do enjoy yours.

Hannah out loud said...

Hi

Keep calm and carry on!

A reader from West Bank said...

I think you are somewhat Hareidi yourself because you try to tell us what to think. Anyways, whatever you say is usually good food for thought.

RAM said...

I like it when I agree and when I don't. You take the time to think about the topics you bring up. There is a shortage of blogs in this vein now; I guess many of the bloggers moved on to other things. So we ought to treasure the remaining ones like yours.

By now, you may have noticed that you're not so easy to categorize. People looking for conventionally labeled, predictable opinions to reinforce their own may have wondered what to make of this.

Rabbi Sedley said...

Please keep going. Don't give up. I enjoy reading, though usually just nod my head in agreement, and have nothing to say (because I usually only comment when I disagree with someone).

Anonymous said...

I like reading but I rarely comment I think if you would attach your real name to your blog people would feel it is more genuine and feel more interested in engaging

אד"ם הרפז said...

Look who's talking … Lol

Mr. Cohen said...

I would like to see articles that review and grade pro-Israel web sites. For example:

Israel is being buried-alive under an
avalanche of media bias and false accusations.

These web sites can help refute those
biases and false accusations:


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HELP DEFEND ISRAEL FROM UNFAIR MEDIA:
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www.camera.org

www.DanielPipes.org

www.FactsAndLogic.org

www.HonestReporting.com

www.memri.org

www.memriTV.org

www.MideastReporter.com

www.MythsAndFacts.org

www.TheIsraelProject.org

www.BBCwatch.org

www.jhrw.com

www.PalWatch.org

www.UKMediaWatch.org

www.aish.com/jw/mo/4-Reasons-Why-the-Media-is-Biased-against-Israel.html

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HELP SUE THE TERRORISTS:
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www.IsraelLawCenter.org

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HELP FIGHT ISRAEL-BASHING ON-CAMPUS:
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www.CameraOnCampus.org

www.DavidProject.org

www.Israel-Academia-Monitor.com

www.IsraCampus.org.il

www.JewHatredOnCampus.org

www.SSImovement.org

www.TheIsraelGroup.org

https://twitter.com/cmaccabees

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HELP-ISRAEL ORGANIZATIONS TO JOIN:
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www.afsi.org

www.IronDomeAlliance.com

www.IsraelBonds.com

www.KeepJerusalem.org

www.rza.org

www.vfi-usa.org

www.zoa.org

http://5tjt.com/how-aipac-failed-us/

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JEWISH VICTIMS OF ISLAMIC TERRORISTS:
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www.Terror-Victims.org.il

www.VictimsOfArabTerror.co [not com]

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ARABS AND MUSLIMS WHO BECAME PRO-ISRAEL:
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www.ActForAmerica.org

www.ArabsForIsrael.com

Anonymous said...

love your blog don't go away....

ahg said...

I enjoy reading your blog posts. I mostly agree with your hashkafic approach but I've been bored recently with your preoccupation with Open Orthodoxy. Mostly, I think when you don't post for a couple months you lose people. When you didn't post for about two months (mid-Aug to Nov) I stopped checking in. Then I checked in again recently and saw I missed several posts. Regarding comments - I've commented in the past, but the lack of interactive discussion in the comments has discouraged me from commenting - so I can certainly understand why you feel discouraged from writing. (I guess it's a chicken/egg problem.)

In any event, I appreciate your blog. Thank you.

JM Benoit said...

As a gentile, I find your blog most educational, a window into the world of Judaism. I must begin using a Hebrew dictionary when I read it. I agree that more regular posts would help - you've been on a whirlwind lately! At some point I may try my hand at a naive reply to your gloss on Christianity as inimical to Judiasm - you may have a point there but there is much cooperation and historical alliance that has to be ignored to posit enmity, I suspect.

Keep up the good work