Top 10 of 2010

Here are the top 10 posts of 2010 – 5 based on raw statistics, and 5 which are my personal favorites.

Top 5 Posts of 2010 (according to the numbers)

According to my handy-dandy WordPress site statistics, the top 5 posts were:

Remind me why we do this again? 289
Bread Machine Challah Recipe 159
Shopping-nuts Boasting by an Open FireSale 149
National Daven Like a Pirate Day 89
Heart-shaped Chag? 72


Top 5 Posts of 2010 (my opinion)

  • For the sheer fact that it signaled the start of observing a new mitzvah in my life, I love “Intertwined
    A young man a few rows down  just wrapped Tefillin and began his morning prayers. Oblivious to the physical world he is immersed in a different place. Surprisingly few people stare. Maybe he really is in a different place.
  • The essay Riding Uphill was also a great memento of a turning point in my Jewish journey.
    Only for true tzaddikim are new mitzvot easy. For the rest of us, the way that we know we are on to something important is by how difficult it is.
  • Obviously, the computer geek in me loved writing the entire “GeekMatria” series
  • While it was an older post, I still enjoy going back and reading  “No Comfort At the Edge of the Sea“, both for the thoughts in it and also the original idea from Seth Godin that inspired it..
    …honestly it’s not going to be OK. It’s going to be different. Some things MIGHT be better, but there’s a good chance that at least some things won’t be better, that some things won’t be the same and that some things could get worse. In fact, when we introduce change, there’s always the chance that everything will get worse, at least for a while, and sometimes for a long while. Standing at the edge of the sea – the vast expanse of water in front of them and the might of the Egyptian army bearing down on them from behind, the Israelites may have realized this.
  • Of all the posts in the Israel Diary series so far, “Parve-ect Dessert“, posted on the GoingKosher sister site, was my favorite so far.
    At the end of a long day when you think you have seen all that is holy, and come face to face with the Divine, sometimes you find the greatest blessing in a spoonful of chocolate souffle