I'm glad blogs are a place where personal stories of individual agunot are being told. However I kind of cringe when the point is to ask us to pray for these women. It's not that I don't believe in prayer at all, but will God really lend a helping hand if we are all passively reading (and writing) blogs and praying form our computer chairs. What can we do to make a difference?
Perhaps the internet mutes our sense that we need to act becuase we become concerned with the few cases that receive publicity though they may be far from home. We need to be linked into smaller community networks. I want to protest outside of the home of the man down the street, I want to support the woman in my neighborhood. Otherwise our concerns remain waves in the broadband or a prayer blowing in the wind.