This has been a very active year for this blog. Activity here as more than doubled since last year, and I thank you for your readership.
These are the ten most frequently read posts on this blog among the posts I wrote this year:
How to Succeed at Congregational Life: Ten Tips
What to Wear to a Jewish Funeral
Blogging While Black: Yeah, It’s a Thing
Prayer for the Opening of Baseball Season
“Blood Moons” and the Meaning of Prophecy
Never Say This when You Welcome a Visitor!
The five most read posts of all time (well, the five calendar years this blog has been online):
Bar and Bat Mitzvah Etiquette for Beginners
10 Tips for Attending a Jewish Funeral
The goal of this blog has been basic information for newcomers and others who may feel awkward in Jewish community. There’s a tremendous amount of information available in books and on the internet, but sometimes it’s too much all at once. I hope that by offering topics in small bites they have been more manageable.
Mixed in with those “basic info” articles are posts about growing Jewish identity and about living a meaningful Jewish life. I am not interested in Judaism as an exercise in historical reinactment. The prospect of Judaism that gives meaning and purpose to real 21st century lives is much more exciting to me.
So here are my questions for you: Which posts have been most helpful or interesting to you? What would you like to read about in 2015? Is there a topic about which you’ve heard “enough already!?”
I wish you a happy secular New Year of growth and bloom!