Posted by: Liza Rosenberg | November 30, 2007

Promises promises…

One of my favorite bloggers (not to mention one of my closest friends) has made me a promise. Lisa is a finalist in the “Best Non-Muslim Blog” category in the Brass Crescent Awards (which she won last year). The organizers write that “Past winner Lisa Goldman’s posts about encounters with Palestinians, Lebanese, and other members of the Arab world “are always excellent,” and frankly, I’m inclined to agree. Of course, I’m biased, especially given “the promise”.

If Lisa wins, I get a smoked salmon sandwich, latte and dessert at Cafe Noach (only in Hebrew – sorry) in Tel Aviv. And, if you’ve tried their smoked salmon sandwiches, you’ll understand how much I want Lisa to win! So, if you really love me and want me to eat well, or if you just think that Lisa happens to have a blog that is not only awesome, but also meets embodies the criteria for the category in which its been nominated, head on over to the web site for the Brass Crescent Awards and vote for Lisa. And, as long as you’re already there, be sure to check out some of the other finalists in the other categories. Some of them are really excellent, and will soon be added to my blogroll.

Just say yes to smoked salmon! And, all kidding aside, I wouldn’t be promoting her if I didn’t believe that she truly deserves to win. I never cease to be amazed by her words, her efforts and her actions when it comes to bridge-building and reaching out to others, no matter how many obstacles are thrown in her way, no matter how many people try to provoke, discourage, or dismiss her. She always gets back up, dusts herself off, and jumps straight back in, and all because she’s acting on what she believes in. The description for the “Best Non-Muslim Blog” category reads “Which blog writen by a non-Muslim is most respectful of Islam and seeks genuine dialogue with Muslims?”, and in my opinion, nobody does it better than Lisa.

Plus, just thinking about those sandwiches…



  1. That’s my favorite coffee shop. I’m going to vote now…

  2. Oh my goodness, I am clicking over to her blog immediately.

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