The internet has completely changed the way people communicate with each other. Amidst this revolution, the most path breaking development is the phenomenon called blogging. Blogs are open forums in which people can post their views for others to read, and also comment upon, thereby initiating a chain of thoughts and opinions. Each blog website concerns a certain area of interest and attracts visitors and participants who are interested in that topic. For instance, people who are interesting in informing or knowing about Jewish culture, customs, religious practices and social events take part in Jewish Blogs.
Participants in Jewish blogs like to refer to these blogs as J – Blogs, and to the Jewish community as a whole as the J – Blogosphere. A Jewish blog generally has a Jewish person as the contributor, and this person usually posts his comments regarding Jewish society, religion or politics only. These J – blogs provide a wonderful forum for like-minded Jews to communicate with each other from all over the world, and also help create a wave of opinion on issues important to the community.
As a community, Jews have produced some of the world’s finest thinkers, scientists and writers. It is also true that Jews have been one of the most persecuted communities through the ages. That is why it is very natural that Jews have a very strong instinct for forming groups for their own survival making them a close knit society. This mentality has led to the creation of many websites focused towards Jews, and also many Jewish blogs which deal with issues close to Judaism. These blogs provide a forum for an exchange of views and also create the right ambience for propagation of Jewish ideals and morals to the new generation of Jews globally.
For orthodox Jews, the continuance of their religious beliefs and customs in the face of the deviations and distractions of the modern age is very important. Since most young Jews spend a lot of time on the internet, hence Jewish blogs are the perfect vehicle for the propagation of Jewish religion, culture and customs among Gen Next. The fact that many of them are also quite entertaining is a welcome bonus!