Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Jew of the Decade

Aish.com has announced the winner of their “Jew of the Decade” contest, and some are upset with the choice.

I understand their hesitancy to declare a winner for several reasons. Most notable is the fact that the primary website running the contest will invariably skew the results in favor of the founder of that organization.

Secondly, it is not really possible for humans to gauge which Jew had the largest impact on the previous decade.

Thirdly, there are so many denominations and geographical locations to consider, that making such a choice is nearly impossible.

Yet if I would vote, the Jewish blogger would certainly be my choice. Whether we are better off now with the transparency that the blogger has brought to Jewish life, I don’t know. But no one can deny the impact that the blogger has wrought in their few years of service.

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