Well, not so fast with the cheering. The only reason I’m a JIB finalist is that I was nominated for Best Jewish Music Post and there weren’t enough nominees to have a first round vote. So I get to call myself a bona fide finalist. The post nominated is the one I wrote based on the Israeli-Lebanese peace music show I broadcast on KBCS-FM during the Lebanon war. The post (and show) feature Israeli and Lebanese music that speak of the potential for peace in spite of the devastation of war that confronted both sides last summer. You can also listen to the entire radio show. Now, go cast thy bread (and votes) upon the waters.
My friends at Jewschool and Muzzlewatch are also nominated in several categories and worthy of consideration.