Watch “Lior – ‘Avinu Malkeinu’ with Nigel Westlake and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra” on YouTube

Shabbat Shalom! Oh,  and this rendition us AMAZING. Please share! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Nsta-pykaE&feature=youtube_gdata_player … [Read more...]

….But You Eat Ham, Right?

So, my mom called me the other day. The conversation unfolded like this: Mom: "Hey, I have a question for you." "Okay." "Do you eat ham? " My mind immediately jumped to my inner desire to go vegan. How'd she know? I backtracked...better ask why. Me: "Um yeah, I eat ham. The kids like it too.....why?" "Oh, we were trying to decide between ham and turkey for Christmas and since you were converting to Judaism we wondered if you were eating ham." ...aha. So we went from not talking about … [Read more...]

Seeing the Humanity in Others

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In my time outside of Patheos, I work full-time in the information technology field. Specifically, I work in help desk. I don't do the desktop support side where the person comes to your desk and helps you out. Oh no. I do call center work. Which involves a whole lot of what call center workers call, "scripts". In my world, it is mostly a greeting and a series of questions that will delineate your problem into solveable chunks. It's like a doctor asking about your symptoms. The doctor knows what … [Read more...]


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