Goldblog in the News

By Jeffrey Goldberg

My apologies for not posting over the past few days; I was traveling back from the Land of Milk and Honey to the Diaspora, where Helen Thomas apparently wants me to be. (That's not entirely accurate. One gets the feeling she'd rather have the Jews, or at least certain Jews, leave Washington, D.C. for the delightful Polish town of Oswiecim.)

In the meantime, I was delighted to see Helene Cooper describe Goldblog in The New York Times as "one of the most well-read blogs in the American Jewish community," though she neglected to mention that Goldblog is also one of the most well-read blogs in the American Nazi community. About the thesis of her piece, I have formed no definite opinion yet, but will do soon, if absolutely necessary. The same holds true for Michael Chabon's op-ed today, which pivots off Goldblogian thoughts to discuss the evergreen subject of Jewish seichel, or wisdom, and whether or not it actually exists, which I happen to think it does, even among Israel's leaders, though intermittently. I will formulate an opinion about Chabon's piece as well, and perhaps even invite him back to Goldblog to discuss, once again, the existential importance of hummus.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2010/06/goldblog-in-the-news/57737/