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. ┬áThere 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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