8 of Our Favorite Blog Posts

8 of Our Favorite Blog Posts

This month commemorates our second anniversary blogging together!  Over the next few weeks we will share a series of posts looking back at what we wrote and what we loved.  In this post, we’ll take a look at why each of us blogs and which post we liked writing best.


A Palestinian Christian Bethlehemite

A Palestinian Christian Bethlehemite

I blog because I know there are many who don’t know what happens, others who ignore it, and many who lack a full picture of what is happening in Palestine.  As a minority, I want my voice to be heard.

My favorite post to write was Use a Tuk Tuk (Part 1 and Part 2).


An American-Israeli Messianic Jew from northern Israel

An American-Israeli Messianic Jew from northern Israel

Another Voice helps me to continue hoping in the things that we cannot see today.  Dreaming keeps me from losing faith and losing hope.

My favorite post to write was Why is this night different from any other night? And other tales of fancy.


A Palestinian-Israeli Christian Nazarene who lives in Jerusalem

A Palestinian-Israeli Christian Nazarene who lives in Jerusalem

I feel empowered by blogging as I have an opportunity to express my opinions, feelings and desires as a Palestinian woman. 

I would probably choose Israel and her Palestinian Mistress as one of the my own posts that presents the reason for blogging on AV. 


 
A Third Perspectiver married to a Palestinian-Israeli

A Third Perspectiver married to a Palestinian-Israeli

I enjoy blogging because it is fun and enables me to share some joys and frustrations in the everyday life of Goody Two Shoes.

My own favourite post is probably Goody Two Shoes Wants a Bloggers Holiday because I do so much want a bloggers’ holiday and it is quite impossible without spending a large amount of money to achieve it outside the country. This post explains the complicated lives we live and how we have to overcome insurmountable problems to obtain a simple thing like spending time all together.


 
An American-Israeli Messianic Jewish Jerusalemite

An American-Israeli Messianic Jewish Jerusalemite

I blog to share my thoughts and experiences in Israel/Palestine.  I also blog to let others (who might also have minority opinions) know that they aren’t alone, that I and others are here -- thinking, engaging, and acting while maintaining hope for the future.

One of the posts I most enjoyed writing was Challenging Religious Conceptions, a Midrash. It was an outlet, a way to express my feelings during a violent and tumultuous period and question our religious assumptions legitimizing violence.


An Israeli Messianic Jew on a quest for truth

An Israeli Messianic Jew on a quest for truth

The blog post I wrote entitled: "Division --  is it anathema?" is the post I think best expresses my reasons for being a part of this blog. In this post I write about reasons for articulating views that may not be popular or represent the mainstream of the faith communities in Israel and Palestine.


A Palestinian Christian Jerusalemite 

A Palestinian Christian Jerusalemite 

The blog which sums up the reasons I write for Another Voice is "6 Reasons Young Christian Palestinians Should Stay in Palestine." While I was writing this post, it reminded me of the reason why I'm living here and the purpose behind it. It also reminded me that Palestinian Christians have a very unique purpose and place in this conflict and we really need to play an active role in it. 


An American married to an Israeli Messianic Jew 

An American married to an Israeli Messianic Jew 

I blog because I think it is unique and empowering to have an outlet in which we can come together as women from Israeli and Palestinian societies and openly voice our experiences and struggles in a way that we normally could not. 

My favorite post would be either “A Rape in the Holy Land” or “Crawling and Dancing: A Portrait of Two Jerusalems.” Though two of the heavier posts I’ve written, I also felt these were the ones in which I stepped out of my comfort zone the most in order to creatively 


Thank you to our readers, some of you who have followed us from the beginning, and others who have joined us intermittently along the way.  We look forward to a fruitful new year of blogging together.

 
5 Perspectives on Shimon Peres' Legacy

5 Perspectives on Shimon Peres' Legacy

An American at Allenby Bridge Crossing - Part 2

An American at Allenby Bridge Crossing - Part 2