January 23rd is the 8th anniversary of the first time I posted
here at The Lid (that’s 56 in dog years). Back then it was called
Yidwithlid and instead of Jeff Dunetz I used a pseudonym Sammy Benoit. 
Eventually I discovered  Yidwithlid said to potential readers that only
Jewish articles were posted here. Well that and Daniel Pipes drilled me a
new one saying the title was pejorative and an indication the prose
wasn’t serious.

Eight is an important number in Judaism, young boys are circumcised on the eight day, in the diaspora many of the Jewish Holidays such as Passover and Chanukah last for eight days, and on each corner of the Tallis, the prayer shawl Jews wear when they pray, has eight strings hanging.

They shall make for themselves fringes on the corners of their garments… And this shall be tzitzit for you, and when you see it, you will remember all the commandments of G-d, and perform them” (Numbers 15:38-39).

Regular reader know how important those words are to me.

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In 2006 a good day saw 75 readers, today that is a twenty minutes (not including the RSS Feeds, Facebook and the emailing list).

these eight years Years, We broke some stories, put Helen Thomas out of
work, exposed anti-Israel changes to the 2012 Democratic platform,
forced an Obama appointee Chas Freeman to withdraw his nomination, and
got a US National security adviser General Jones to apologize to the
Jewish People. We’ve pissed off Congressmen to the point where they’ve
twitted nastiness about the site only to be caught in their anger by The
Hill, but I’ve then praised those same people when they “done good.” Sadly that doesn’t happen often.
This is the 10,865th post since that first day (there’s no way to
report total traffic as I didn’t start keeping records till the site was
about a year old).

Enemies have been made, usually by defending
others. More important is the long list of friendships created only
through the efforts of creating this site. So many others have invested
the time to teach me so much–there is so much more to learn.

this is your first time to this site or whether it is your 10,865th
time, it is impossible to explain the appreciation I feel that you have
taken a part of your busy day to read what is written here.

As it is the tradition of blogiversaries, below is the first post ever written for this site. It was called:

The First Post and Spielberg

Hi All

Forgive me
as I have jumped into this blog game kind of late. First let me answer
the most obvious question. I am Jewish and I wear a Kippah, hence the
name Yid With Lid. There are times when I just feel like ranting and
raving so I will just do it here. Hopefully you will find those rants

Munich: The Real Assassins.

Last night
Discovery Channel ran a documentary that featured interviews with the
real assassins who went after the Palestinian Terrorists who ran the
Olympic Massacre. Once again it show that the Spielberg film is a fraud.
Why would the Director who created Shindler’s List make a movie that is
blatantly anti-Israel, and worse yet is based on a fraud? That’s right
folks, the guy who wrote the book that Spielberg based his movie on
claims to have first hand knowledge…he claims to be the head of the
Mossad hit squad. Only one problem, he was NEVER IN THE MOSSAD.

what do you think? Is Spielberg creating a new movie genre? Will his
next book be based on Clifford Irving’s fraudulent autobiography of
Howard Hughes? Or those Fake Hitler Diaries that were published in
Germany a few years ago?

Pat Robertson says no. The movie Munich was just God’s way of punishing Spielberg for the movie 1941.

What do you think?

 Enough reminiscing, it’s time to put the sappy stuff aside and write some real posts.

Thanks for visiting!

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