Erev Shabbat Online? say what?

It seems like the number of people searching to convert to Judaism has grown over the past few years. It's a common question on many Jewish sites. Places like OneShul and PunkTorah have taken the Jewish community and put it on the web.  There are even sites to convert to Judaism online, although a Beit Din is still required and a local community is recommended.But what if you have a community, and can't get out of the home? Or want to follow a full liturgy alongside home ritual? Or, like me, … [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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