Monday, April 23, 2007

For everything there is a season

To everything there is a season, and
a time to every purpose under heaven:

A time to be born, and
a time to die;
a time to plant, and
a time to pluck up
that which is planted;

A time to kill, and
a time to heal;
a time to break down, and
a time to build up;

A time to weep, and
a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and
a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and
a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and
a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and
a time to lose;
a time to keep, and
a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and
a time to sow;
a time to keep silence, and
a time to speak;

A time to love, and
a time to hate;
a time of war; and
a time of peace.

Today, is Yom HaZikaron in Israel -- our memorial day for our fallen soldiers and civilian victims of Arab terror. I have a posting up about it here, which I suggest everyone reads.

After that bit of introspection it's time to remind our Muqata readers, that it's...

TIME TO VOTE!

The JIB (Jewish/Israeli Blog awards) are in full swing, and the first round of voting is under way.

The Muqata blog has been graciously nominated for 6 different awards, yet the competition is fierce as I'm up against some of the best in the JBlogosphere.

I won't write that it's a Kiddush Hashem for the Muqata Blog to win an award as other have done in the past. It's simply a feel-good award for my efforts on this blog, and I can also politely show this to DovBear who claims that the Muqata blog is sub-par.

Therefore, I ask you to please consider voting for the Muqata in the following 6 categories

Vote: The Muqata
Best Designed Blog - First Round Group

Vote: The Muqata
Best News/Current Events Blog (First Round Group A)

Vote: The Muqata
Best Pro-Israel Advocacy Blog (First Round Group B)

Vote: The Muqata
Best Slice of Life in Israel Advocacy Blog (First Round Group A)

Vote: The Muqata
Right Wing Political Blog - First Round Group B

Vote: The Muqata
Best Contribution / Blog that Made a Difference - First Round Group A

There are many other categories as well, and I urge you to exercise your Democratic rights of the JBlogosphere, and vote in every category. The voting for all groups starts here.

I will try to put up tomorrow my personal list of favorites for the other groups.

In the meantime -- a meaningful Yom Hazikaron...and a very Happy Yom Haatzmaut (and yes, of course there will be a special Yom Haatzmaut posting here!)

--Jameel







Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael

4 comments:

~ Sarah ~ said...

that's one of my favourite passages from tanach that you've quoted there.

your yom hazikaron post was very moving.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Thanks Sarah. A happy Yom Haatzmaut to you and your family.

holy hyrax said...

You arent going to put a gun to my head to vote for you like Ezzie did to me are you?

Ye'he Sh'mey Raba Mevorach said...

Happy Yom Ha'atzmaut Jameel! And everyone else out there. Come home, come home, everyone.

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