Bluethread Kudos

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"One of the 5 best Internet sites for serious Jewish learning."

March 27, 1998

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Three Shofarot to:

Bluethread, a new but very impressive Reform site. One of the best sites to start studying about the Reform approach to Judaism

Date: Sun, 12 Oct 1997 22:12:53 -0500
From: beth ann waters <>
Subject: blue thread

This is great! I'm just new to The Tribe one year ago. A Jew by Choice, and not through marriage. Just looked around a lot of years and here I am. And here I am at a great site to learn about Torah. No pressure. Thanks so much for the sharing. FYI: I go to a weekly parsha group led by a Reform female rabbi, at a Conservative shul, and while I was
converted Conservative, I am discovering an interest in Reconstructionism.

Beth Ann Waters
Washington, D.C.

From: "Elias J. Lieberman" <>
To: <>
Subject: Discovering Bluethread
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 22:57:40 -0400

I'm brand new to cyberspace and found my way to your site on the recommendation of a friend (who had directed me to I'm delighted with what I've found and look forward to thoughtful time spent in Bluethread's realm. I've already "bookmarked" you and will surely share with my on-line congregants news of your wonderful resource. Many thanks for your lovely design and thoughtful approach.

L'shannah tovah tikatevu!

Rabbi Elias J. Lieberman
Falmouth Jewish Congregation (Cape Cod!)

Date: Tue, 09 Sep 1997 21:35:02 -0400

From: "R.J. Garcia" <>
Subject: Great site!

I read about Bluethread last week in the Washington Jewish Week. Finding your site came at a perfect time. I am doing research for our Sisterhood Study Group on Ke Tetze and was trying to find out why the mixing of wool and thread was okay on the tzitzi but not any other time. I found my answer ... and a neat place to keep coming back to!
Todah Rabah!

Rebecca Garcia

Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 09:51:57 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Bluethread

TODAH RABBAH for creating such a lovely page. My husband, ( Gershon, is a convert that has been featured in many of the Jewish papers because of his interesting story of conversion. We call it "From Klansman To Landsman". I left Judaism, eventually found myself in Unity, and returned because of my husband, who was then lay rabbi in Boise, Idaho. If we can be of service to you, let us know. Yehudit

Date: Fri, 27 Jun 1997 15:46:49 -0400 (EDT)

From: Robert Rosin <
Subject: Bluethread

As a fellow "graduate" of "The First Hebrew Primer" from EKS, I was pleased to browse the Bluethread site after a friend brought it to my attention. It is clearly very ambitious and done with love.

I will enjoy seeing how it progresses. Keep up the great work!!


Bob Rosin for UAHC

Date: Fri, 27 Jun 1997
From: Cynthia Tenen <>
Organization: Meru Foundation
Subject: Bluethread Web Page

Dear Cy Silver and Rose Falanga,

I came across the "Bluethread" web page yesterday, and want to commend you for its tone and focus. As a traditionally-observant person who is aware that there are other forms of Jewish identification (did I say that correctly enough?) I appreciate the responsible and caring attitude I see in your effort.

Yours truly,

Good Shabbos,

Cynthia Tenen
Meru Foundation

Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997 06:49:01 -0700
From: Dianne Levy <>
Subject: Thank You

This is a very comforting site. I found you just when I need you. It's always that way, isn't it. The Lord guides us to where we need to be.


Date: Sun, 15 Jun 1997 19:27:27 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: web site

I saw the article in the Bulletin. I couldn't resist looking it up. I thinkit is a wonderful idea and beautifully executed. I have added it to my "favorite places"

Stewart Weinberg

Date: Fri, 13 Jun 1997 10:50:49 -0400
From: The Old Bear <
Subject: Blue Thread
To: Rose Falanga and Cy Silver

We really enjoy the concept and execution behind the Bluehread site. We discovered it about two weeks ago, and was delighted to see the write-up in the online edition of the Northern California Jewish Bulletin this morning.

We told a number of friends about the site and their response has been uniformly positive.

Mazel tov! And all good wishes for continued success with this project.

Will Roberts <>
Paula Barta <>
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts







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© 1997, Rosemarie E. Falanga, Cy H. Silver