Jewish mysticism, contemporary politics, and personal musings
I don't speak Portuguese, but based on what I know of other Romantic tongues, I'd guess "Star-of-David Best Blogs of 2004," myself. Mazal tov!
Hi Rebecca,Let me give a hand on your question about Portuguese...In fact I am a Brazilian, studying apocalyptic literature in Oxford (DPhil with Chris Rowland). I read your book on ritual practices to gain power since I study preparation for visions in apocalyptic. I also put a link to your blog on my project's Web site (www.pej-unb.org).This said... "Rua da Judiaria" stands for Jews' Street, something vaguely resembling a ghetto in old Portuguese towns (i.e. a place where Jewish dwellers would concentrate). And they awarded you a distinction (named after a famous Portuguese Jew, apparently - I do not know the name... Hope this makes you happy!Yours,Vicente
It means the "Gold Star of David - the Best Blogs of 2004".