Thursday, August 27, 2009

I do Hereby Nominate....

Most of the bloggers in the J-blog world I do not know personally, only by what they write. I could be sitting next to them somewhere and never know our J-blog connection. However, there are a couple of exceptions: bloggers that I do know, and I know them because they are former students of mine.

I'd like to draw your attention to one of those students. As you may be aware, Nefesh B'Nefesh is sponsoring a contest to send a J-blogger to Israel for the dual purposes of taking a NBN flight to Israel and reporting back on that trip on their blog, and to attend the second annual J-blogger convention in Israel. Jewish bloggers were asked to nominate someone to be the person NBN sends to Israel. There are many fine bloggers in the J-blogosphere, but my nominee is bad4shidduchim. Here is what I can personally attest to about b4s:

**When she commits to something she commits 1,000,000%. She never gives up.

**She is a fine writer with an excellent eye for detail, a pithy way with words, and the ability to make things come alive for her readers, of which there are many.

**She is an empathetic listener. Put her on that NBN flight and people are going to tell her things that they just might not tell someone else.

**I have never seen her at a loss for words. She may be startled, or even stunned, by a particular turn of events, but she recovers in record time, and her verbal take on what has just happened is usually spot on.

**She has a well honed sense of balance. She clearly has personal opinions on things, and is not shy about stating those opinions, but she is more than willing to listen to those with differing opinions; she won't exclude someone just because they disagree on something. Nor have I ever heard her put forth her opinions as the ONLY opinions that matter or that could possibly be correct. If b4 reports you will hear ALL of what happened, not just those details that fit someone's narrower agenda. This leads to the next point.

**B4 tells the truth.

**As Ezzie pointed out in his nomination of her as well, the audience for b4's blog is one that NBN could benefit from.

I truly believe that NBN couldn't find a better blogger to send on this trip.

Hat tip to Ezzie for posting the following information on his blog.

Send your fellow blogger on a free round-trip visit to Israel!

Now’s your chance to select a Jewish blogger who will be flying on a Nefesh B’Nefesh charter Aliyah flight on Monday, September 7, 2009 and attend the Second International Jewish Bloggers Convention.

Nominate your fellow blogger with the "Send a Friend" form on the website and with a post on your blog, and be sure to read the terms and conditions on the site to make sure your entry qualifies.

If you want to try to get on the flight, get a fellow blogger to nominate you.

The terms are simple:

To nominate a fellow blogger, you must be registered to attend the convention
(in person or online).
The nominated blogger can be located in Israel or the U.S.
You must post on your blog who you nominated and why
(and obviously send us the information too).
The blogger you nominate does not need to be registered to attend the convention.
The nominated blogger must have a Jewish blog
(i.e. about Jews, Judaism, Israel, etc.).
The blogger who flies in will be linked up with an Oleh/Olah/Family, and must write a series of posts about that experience.
If you want to win, you must find a fellow blogger to nominate you.
You can nominate more than one blogger (but don’t go overboard).
All nominations must be in by Thursday, September 3, 2009.
The NBN flight to Israel is on Monday, Sept. 7, 2009.
Additional terms and conditions

The ticket is round-trip JFK-Israel.
No ground accommodations or any other expenses are included.
The winner will be selected by Nefesh B’Nefesh.


Ezzie said...

Great post, and as you know, completely agree. :)

הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

Wow, you were Bad4's professor in Touro? That's crazy..