Wednesday, June 17, 2015

BDE: Blogging Buddy Bray Bereaved

We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of one of the best bloggers to ever roam the Jblogosphere.

With the advent of Facebook and Twitter, pundits have long predicted the demise of blogging. Yet the era of Rishonim had yet to be lamented until the untimely halting of one of it's finest. Sadly, from this day and onward marks the time of the Acharonim.

Blogging Buddy Bray had championed the cause of Torah, fighting the Sitra Achra for close to a decade. His quick wit, charming demeanor and golden pen have laid waste to the claim that an American born and bred Yeshiva-man can't write.

His legacy includes mourning the Holocaust, as a G2er. His Havdalah consciousness has enabled his readers to navigate the differences between right and wrong, good and evil, addle-minded and level-headedness. His Yiddishisms, word-play and complete command of several languages have made him a must read for all the past 6 years.

In blog years, that is a lifetime.

The saddest part is that he has chosen to wipe away years of toil. His erudite posts will now be lost forever. I applaud his action as it is based on Teshuva, yet I mourn it's result nonetheless.

As he leaves this world of cyber-Sheker, I wish him well in the Olam HaEmes.

May his blog be resurrected soon, and may Hashem wipe away all his nemeses.


  1. WOW. Thanks for the overly kind words. Please don't usher me in to the olam haemes so quickly. I'd still like the traditional 120 here in the alma d'shikra. BTW there is plenty of sheker and breaches of shemiras haloshon going on in the non-cyber world. The J-Blogosphere didn't invent it.
    As for wiping away nemesis ... I'd prefer destroying my enemies by making them my friends or by becoming their friends. I don't wish harm on anyone.

  2. Yeah, and then Bray posted again, just like DovBear did after he also promised to quit.

  3. OK Mighty keep checking every day for all the nonexistent new posts coming down the pike.

  4. MGI, why did you scare Bray away? Now he will be hesitant to post.


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