My Favorite Sites

Favorite Websites of Rob Eshman, Editor-in-chief, The Jewish Journal

Rmi.org

This is the Web site of the Rocky Mountain Institute. It's run by Amory Lovins, who calls himself the "energy efficiency guru." I've been doing a lot of research lately on our oil dependence on the Persian Gulf. It's the first place I learned about fuel cell vehicles, which the Bush administration is now talking about.

Adherents.com

This is a Web site that lists and categorizes believers in all the different faiths in the world. They have a lot of interesting information; you can find out how many Jews there are in Milwaukee, for instance, or how many Sikhs there are in the San Fernando Valley.

Guidestar.com

Guidestar lists all the non-profit organizations in the country. So you can find out if a particular non-profit is really what it says it is. The site also posts the most recent tax filings, so you can see what they're spending, what their officers make, etc. If the organization doesn't show up on the site at all, it's definitely worth looking into.

Observer.com

This is a weekly newspaper in New York. It has some of the most lively writing and best coverage of any urban paper. This has great writing about what's happening in New York; great stories about the interplay between power and money.

Conor Dougherty

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