Sunday, May 27, 2007

Sunday Mail

Letters Fron Dry Bones
Posting a cartoon every weekday leaves no room for me to simply share news, ideas, and other stuff with you. So welcome to the first edition of 'Sunday Mail: Letters from Dry Bones', a new Dry Bones feature.

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Item One: The Dry Bones Blog was just voted the Best Overall Jewish Blog of 2007 in this year's Jewish/Israeli Blogosphere (JIB) Award Competition.

We also "took the gold" for Best Jewish Humor Blog, Best Political/Current Events Blog, Best Jewish Culture Blog, and Best Pro-Israel Advocacy Blog. So a big hug and a thank you to all of you who voted for us. I suggest that you look at the list of JIB winners, there are some really neat blogs that you would enjoy, so check 'em out.

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Item Two: Are you interested in learning or improving your Hebrew? I found a neat "freebie" online. Take Uncle Shuldig's advice and hop over to and sign up for their absolutely free Hebrew word-a-day service. They'll mail you a new Hebrew word each day. Free.

On their website they also have a free "My Hebrew Dictionary" search engine. You use a drop-down menu to find words organized by categories and topics. I recently had to check the Medical-human body category to find the correct word for bladder. (Don't ask). The site also has lots of interesting products, from various Hebrew, Aramaic, and Yiddish dictionaries to "Learn to Read Hebrew" software for beginners. It's also got links to translators, live teachers, etc. Their latest and greatest, however, is a link to a free Hebrew pronunciation dictionary. You click on the Hebrew word and hear it properly spoken. Now you have no excuse. Enjoy. Here's the link again:

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