No, I'm not referring to the one we mentioned today in Unetaneh Tokef, the one about "who will live and who will die." I'm referring to a far more significant topic: Jewish blogging.
First Gil complained he was left off a list. Then Miriam wondered why on earth he should care. DovBear seconded that, and offered a list of his own. Regretting that decision, he took himself one step further and offered another (only to regret that too, it seems).
Meanwhile, I've stumbled across the ultimate list of (Orthodox) Jewish blogs. More precisely, it purports to be a list of Frum 'n' Cool Blogs, in which "Links Should: 1. LINK! 2. Be of interest to Frum Jews 3. Be Blogs". If all of the hundreds of links on the page in fact meet those criteria, we may as well give up now. No one could possibly keep track of the goings-on among Orthoblogs with so many to follow.
This megalist raises several mysteries:
1. Who is the owner, "Ms. Space Cadet", who apparently owns no other blogs?
2. How often is the list updated, by whom and on what basis? There seems to be just one post, with a changing date.
3. Why on earth is the website called dreamsandrants.blogspot.com?
4. Why am I the only blogger who merits a direct link to a posting? (Thanks!)
Does this universe hold greater mysteries than these?
Update (Sept. 14): Amazing. Gil still cares about that silly list.