Judaism: End of Month Video

It’s tradition around here to leave a video of what I’ve been up to all month. Typically I post this vid on the last day of the month, however due to the fact that the last day of April falls on a Saturday (and thus Shabbat), I’m restricted from using the computer. Mandatory rest is […]

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Learning From Job

Few people enjoy tests. In fact, many of us are in the middle of final exams right now and those are never fun. The fact remains however, that much of life seems to be a test. If you prescribe to one of the three Abrahamic faiths, this life (for most believers) is actually a “proving ground” of […]

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Judaism: The End is Near

Is it just me or did April just fly by? I can’t believe we’re already in the last week of Judaism, but here we are. Tradition holds that I take this week to reflect on what I’ve learned, what I’d change, and what I’ll carry with me going forward. Honestly though, I wish I could […]

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Being Jewish for Easter

For 28 years, the Easter holiday was standard procedure: visit family, eat a lot, and vaguely remember that Jesus bought the farm, rose from the dead, freaked out one or more of his disciples for 40 days, and started a new religion. This year, all the sites, sounds, and smells of Easter (now celebrated with my in-laws) are the […]

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Social Issues: Surviving the Holocaust

I didn’t want to talk about the Holocaust. In fact, I’ve avoided it for a few days now. The attempt however, is both unfair and futile. How does one avoid one of the greatest blights in human history? You can’t, because as George Santayana said, ”Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” […]

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