March 21, 2013, - 11:47 pm
AbrahBy Debbie Schlussel
The Forward, also known as the Jewish Daily Forward, a prestigious Jewish publication that’s been around since the late 1800s has named me one of its “7 Jewish Women to Follow on Twitter.” (Follow me on Twitter.) The Forward is a liberal and very popular national Jewish publication that originally began in Yiddish and was founded by Jewish socialists in 1897. (Its longtime late editor, Abraham Cahan, is the author of one of my favorite novels on Jewish life and entrepreneurial spirit in late 1800s New York, “The Rise of David Levinsky.”)
It’s an honor to be noticed, but especially an honor because I’m among good company: the IDF’s recent former spokeswoman, a founder of Mediaite (who wrote for Huffington Post), a journalist for Salon, and so on. I think I’m the only conservative in the bunch (and I want to make clear that while I really appreciate the honor, I don’t agree with the politics of the Forward). Here is what the Forward has to say about me (thanks to the Forward’s Chavie Lieber):
Happy 7th birthday, Twitter! . . . In honor of Twitter’s 7th birthday (only 5 years till its Bat Mitzvah!), here is a list of seven Jewish women you should be following on Twitter. Of course, the list could go on and on, but these women will bring a full array of different topics into your Twitter feed and keep you informed on current events, Jewish themes and women’s issues. . . .
@debbieschlussel A conservative writer and film critic, Debbie tweets about politics and current events related to Jewish topics. She also happens to be savvy in taking down anti-Semitic Tweeters, so be sure to follow her for entertaining conversations about why hating Jews is not beneficial for anyone’s digital persona.
Thanks, Forward, for the nice write-up. And, again, follow me on Twitter.
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