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Annoying E-Mail Watch

These JIB Awards are rendering my inbox the recipient of some rather obnoxious emails. In first place we have Jeff..

I think it is shameful that you have links to websites that are the most hateful I have seen.  falsemessiah.com is a disgusting attack on fellow Jews.
I urge you to remove it and work towards unifying K’lal Yisroel, instead of cutting it apart.
 
Thank you.
Jeffrey

My response:

Jeffrey,

 

Let me give you a word of advice. If you want to make a point, beginning a sentence with an accusation, without even a hint of civility, is not a wise move. It is even more inadvisable doing this to a blogger like myself, who makes it clear that “All e-mails are presumed to be for publication on this site, unless otherwise specified.”

 

I have made it clear that these JIB Awards are to be as inclusive as possible. I briefly looked at all nominations, in order to determine their eligibility. While I certainly don’t agree with the views expressed in all of them, I found nothing to suggest that any of them were anti-Israel, or, indeed, anti-Jewish.

 

I think the supreme lack of derech eretz (civil, polite and thoughtful behavior) you illustrated in your email is the kind of thing “cutting apart” K’lal Yisroel, rather than some blog propagating views you disagree with.

 

P.S You even got the name of the blog, as well as its URL, wrong.

 

Update: I won’t bother reprinting all of the (many) emails I have received asking whether or not it is too late to nominate a blog for the JIB Awards. To them I say it is not too late – for next year’s awards!

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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