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Below are the 8 most recent journal entries recorded in WeirdJews - not the original... or is it?'s LiveJournal:

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
10:45 am
Didn't know if we're supposed to introduce ourselves when we join the community. But here I am.

Patrick Aleph, Jewish non-profit dude. Fan of Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles. Singer in a band.

And that's all I got for ya.

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006
4:09 am
Strange Dates
Who would have thought that taking a date to Friday night services could end so hotly?

Must remember that as a future date location. =)

xposted to my other shul.
Friday, December 2nd, 2005
11:06 pm
Noses, Money, Doctors... and Brisket?
Sorry, I just had to share. I've been exchanging e-mail with a girl for the last week or two, and recently she recommended a sandwich shop (The Black Camel, across from Rosedale Station) to me.

The following (excerpts of) email exchange ensued.


Moi: So today I walked down to Rosedale on my lunch-break. Thanks for the tip - the Black Camel was awesome.

Elle: Wow, what did you have? The chicken? The brisket? Other?

Moi: I went for the Brisket with barbeque sauce and caramelised onions. It was delicious, though brisket for brisket, I'd take my father's any day. ;)

Elle: Are you Jewish?

Moi: Did the brisket give it away?


I still maintain that my father makes some of the best brisket around.
Sunday, November 20th, 2005
10:19 pm
Transformers... explained!
...via the magic of Family Guy.

It today's episode, we learned that SoundScream (a Decepticon!) is a devout Xtian.

A few seasons ago, it was revealed that Optimus Prime (leader of the Autobots) is a Jew.

Everybody knows that the Autobots hate the Decepticons, and the Decepticons hate the Autobots - now we know why: The Decepticons must have been prostylitising!


It should be noted that the good guys are the Jews in this one... hoorah for controling the media!

xposted to the other shul.
Wednesday, July 20th, 2005
8:27 pm
Jews are Everywhere
Wow, there's even a shul in Roswell, NM... Maybe David Icke was on to something with those Zionist Monarchist Giant Space Lizards... hmmm

On a simpler note... if a shul lists itself as 'unaffiliated' what level of religiousity/practice might one expect?

x posted to WJ0, WJ2.
Thursday, April 7th, 2005
1:36 am
Apoogise when you're sorry, not when you're not.
*** If you're sorry about doing something, don't do it***

An apology is not just some all inclusive 'get out of jail free' card. An apology - if it is to mean anything at all - is a sincere statement of regret for one's actions. An apology is tchuva on a human level. It is saying that you realize that what you did is wrong, and that you are regretful for it. It is an expression of a desire to make ammends.

The only thing worse than not apologizing when one is in the wrong, is an insincere apology.

An insincere apology does not carry with it the burden of tchuva. There is no real regret for the actions that one committed. Rather than helping to heal, a false apology only serves to draw more attention to that which you have done, it serves to twist the knife in the heart of those you have wronged. An insincere apology can take many forms, but most often it takesk the lawyerly form of the non-apology. It states that one did nothing wrong, and puts the blame for any bad feelings on those who were hurt by the actions. "I'm sorry that you feel that way" is a non-apology of this sort. It makes no apologies for what you did, it takes nothing back from your actions. Rather, it casts the stone to the wounded, cursing the victim. "What I did was right, and the only bad thing is that you have chosen to take offense" is what this apology says. This is not politeness, this is grevious wounding, this is taking rudeness to another level.

A pre-emptive apology is almost always - by definition even - an insincere apology. If a true apology is a statement of regret, of repentance for one's actions, then the solution to a pre-emptive apology is to right the wrong before it happens. One who would sincerely apologise prior to a wrong action would be best off not doing the wrong action in the first place - after all, they know it's wrong (why else would they apologise sincerely?) and they are regretful for this wrong. We can see then, that by the very virtue of them apologising but doing it anyways, that the apology is a false one.

And that twists the knife.

If you must do wrong, do wrong. If you don't think it's wrong, then do it anyhow. But in neither case, pre-emptively apologise, for it is false and hurtful. If you are not regretful, do not pretend to be so. If you are not wrong, then a false apology only weakens real apologies.

Apologize when you're sorry, not when you're not.
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005
1:56 pm
Uneasy Snacking
So aparently there's a brand of potato crisps out of Michigan with Xtian Bible passages on the back.

That weirds me out a bit.

Aparently though, this brand of crisp carries a heksher.

I'm not sure if that makes it better (multiculturalism) or worse (bringing back memories of being out to convert the jews, persecution, etc...)


Source: http://www.livejournal.com/users/brighn/414885.html

Xposted to those other shuls.
1:43 pm
Once there was a television movie with the tagline "Dada is Death."

No purpose to that either, but I always thought it was funny that a French artistic movement would get so much bad press.
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