Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Pictures of the Baby (10 Weeks Old)

Here are some great pictures of our new baby that my in-laws took. Had to share.

-Dixie Yid

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful baby but sorry to say it does not belong on this heilege blog make a sep. blog for family if you want

DixieYid (يهودي جنوبي) said...


Thank you for the compliment and your thoughts on this post.

As I explain here (http://dixieyid.blogspot.com/2007/09/whats-yetzer-hara-behind-historical.html#c1318843016927574308), I do try to keep the posts in the blog consistent with the theme. However, for certain things that are of personal interest to me, if they are limited in scope and are not time-consuming to prepare, I don't think it really takes away from the unity of the site to share quick things like this once in a while. :-) And thanks again for your generous charactarization of my blog as "heilig"!

-Dixie Yid

yitz said...


without meaning to offend, let me just say that i'm pretty sure that blogs are autonomous meaning that the blog can contain whatever blog contributors want. If you were suggesting that halachah in some way precludes posts like this and that is why this (being a Jewish blog) is not the place for such a post, then please explain. Otherwise, I don't think there is any reason, other than halachah that this blog or any other blog isn't the place for anything at all.

how does the desire to stay anonymous mesh with posting pictures of your children.. ? I guess I should ask ASJ the same question.. Jameel @ the Muqata seems to have solved this problem in reverse, plenty of people know who he is, but the pictures are still anonymous:)

DixieYid (يهودي جنوبي) said...


Thanks for springing to my defense! I think it is somewhat of a fair question though. I have opinions about cohesiveness of content in blogs, as I wrote in the comment to which I linked in my response to Anon, so the issue is not something I haven't thought about.

As far as anonymity, don't all babies look alike?! I'll post baby pictures because even for people who know me personally, I don't know if they know how my baby looks, especially to the extent of figuring out who a parent based on a picture of a baby. I love my kids and I would love to post pictures of some of the older kids too, but if anyone who knows me read this, they would *definitely* be able to recognize them, so I don't post pictures of them.

Again, thank you for the energetic defense!

-Dixie Yid

yitz said...

(i don't always catch myself when i'm in a very gevurah mood)

perhaps the only good reason not to post pictures of kids on blogs is ayin hara, but personally i've always felt being afraid of ayin hara is somehow a lack of emunah in HaShem (?)..