Dry Bones Sweeps JIB Awards
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Posted: May 29 2007

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May 29 2007 (Jewswire.com) - The Dry Bones Blog has just been voted the Best Overall Jewish Blog of 2007 in this year's Jewish/Israeli Blogosphere (JIB) Award Competition. The popular site also took the gold for Best Jewish Humor Blog, Best Political/Current Events Blog, Best Jewish Culture Blog, and Best Pro-Israel Advocacy Blog.

"I was sure we'd win in the 'Jewish Humor' category," said legendary Dry Bones cartoonist Yaakov Kirschen, "but taking the other first places shows that being funny can also be important in preserving our culture, guarding our history, and fighting for our survival." Dry Bones has been Israel's political comic strip since 1973, and in August of 2005 the strip set up shop on the Internet with the debut of the Dry Bones Blog. Its popularity has soared ever since.

The Dry Bones Blog, updated every Monday through Friday, presents the cartoons and tells the story behind each one. "On Tuesdays and Thursdays we run "Golden Oldies," says Kirschen, the 69 year-old American-Israeli behind the popular blog. "They're like time machines to the truth in an age when our enemies are trying to rewrite history… that's why they're such a favorite with readers."

The Dry Bones Blog is located online at www.DryBonesBlog.com

About the Dry Bones Blog

Renowned cartoonist Yaakov “Dry Bones” Kirschen started The Dry Bones Blog (www.drybonesblog.com) in order to expand the reach of his internationally syndicated comic strip Dry Bones. The blog, updated every Monday through Friday, tells the stories behind the cartoons with new cartoons every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and "Golden Oldies" every Tuesday and Thursday. In 2005, The Dry Bones Blog won Four Gold Medals in the Jewish & Israeli Blog Awards including Best Blog of the Year (Overall), Best Political and Current Affairs Blog, Best New Blog and Best Jewish Humor Blog.

About Yaakov Kirschen

Yaakov “Dry Bones” Kirschen is best known for his daily editorial strip, called “Dry Bones”, which is now celebrating its 34th year in The Jerusalem Post. The cartoon is published in leading English-language Jewish newspapers around the world. The appearance of The Dry Bones Blog in 2005 brought the cartoonist's work to the broad worldwide online audience.

Kirschen’s career began in New York as a gag cartoonist for Cracked magazine, which was founded by former Mad magazine staffers. He subsequently worked as a cartoonist for Playboy magazine. Kirschen moved to Israel in 1971, and began drawing “Dry Bones” in 1973.

“Dry Bones” is syndicated internationally, and has been quoted and/or reprinted by The New York, Time Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, CBS, BBC and more. Forbes magazine said about Kirschen: "In the tradition of Nast, Herblock, and Mauldin."

About the Jewish Israeli Blog Awards

The "Jewish and Israel Blog Awards" are the Jewish -blogosphere's informal annual award contest. The aim of the contest is to direct new readers towards Jewish, Israeli, and pro-Israel blogs. The JIBs begin with nominations, then a semifinal and final round. Good-natured rivalry and campaigning are associated with this event.

The contest was the idea of Dave of the IsraellyCool blog, and was first run in 2004. This year, with IsraellyCool's blessing, a group of Jewish Bloggers formed a working committee to run the awards, found sponsors, and made the 2007 JIB Awards a huge success.

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Further Info: contact Sali Ariel at tel: +972 (54) 521 2642

The Dry Bones Blog

www.DryBonesBlog.com

JIB intro:

http://www.jibawards.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1&Itemid=87

JIB general:

http://www.jibawards.com/

JIB Winners:

http://www.jibawards.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=86&Itemid=234

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