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Journal of No. 118


November 22nd, 2006

Sorry, hagdirt @ 01:21 pm

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So the whole Cal Godot thing on enigmachat got me all misty-eyed and nostalgic for Adam J. Bernay. Let's play internet stalker.

He's now a rabbi, conducting services for a messianic congregation that meets in his house. (Well, okay, his parents' house.)

And ladies? He's single:

"I am single, 31 years old, and looking for Miss Right. My hobbies include science fiction fandom, karaoke, and spouting opinions.

About my potential match: Ideally, I'm looking for an American Ashkenzic Messianic Jewish woman, 25-35 years old, raven-haired, dark-eyed beauty around 6 feet tall, healthy but not so thin the bones stick out, as seems to be the fashion nowadays."

 
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From:edgyspice
Date:November 22nd, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
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Oh God I can't stop laughing.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:November 22nd, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC)
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Adam J. Bernay brings you joy! Yay!

Hmmm... you're also tall, dark and lovely...
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From:edgyspice
Date:November 22nd, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC)
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You're too kind, but sadly, I fear that I am not the curvaceous Amazonian she-Jew he seeks. OH DARN!
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Date:November 22nd, 2006 09:43 pm (UTC)

opiate of the massive

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Where can I find an acceptable environment for my loud, but factually baseless opinions...hmm... ooh! religion!
In just a few years we'll all be tipping our hats to Reverend Godot.
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From:ajax
Date:November 22nd, 2006 10:35 pm (UTC)
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A 6' tall Ashkenazi lass? Boy doesn't want much, does he?

--- Ajax.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:November 22nd, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
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Yes, and when you add Messianic and 'not too bony', the Venn diagram looks like a spirograph with not too much room in the center.

Haha, in the hopes of adding more imagery I tried a Google Image Search:

Your search - ashkenazi tall - did not match any documents.
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From:maccabee
Date:November 22nd, 2006 11:49 pm (UTC)
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Oh, and one other thing... I have found a wonderful young lady whom I have high hopes for. She matches my description almost exactly. So take your amusement and shove it.
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From:maccabee
Date:November 22nd, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC)
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If you found that news story, you also found that we no longer meet in my parents' home, but in our own location at 1573 W. Shaw Ave. in Fresno.

And I found this blog entry because I have a Google News & Web Alert for the word "Messianic." Ironic, is it

Some of your respondents apparently feel the need to make snide remarks about people behind their backs. That's sad. Maybe they need to grow up. Or find God. Or all of the above.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:November 23rd, 2006 12:08 am (UTC)
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I knew the internet was a two-way street, but that was awfully fast. Kudos.

It's not just my respondents. I'll cop to being snide too, but it's only because I don't like you.
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From:maccabee
Date:November 23rd, 2006 01:27 am (UTC)
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Yeah, that was mature...
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From:ajax
Date:November 23rd, 2006 12:09 am (UTC)
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I must have missed the commandment about making snide remarks behind people's backs. But I appreciate the pity and the sanctimoniousness -- it makes the whole exchange that much more amusing.

--- Ajax.
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From:maccabee
Date:November 23rd, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
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The concept is called "lashon hara," or "the evil tongue," and there is also slander or "motzi shem ra." Here are some commandments dealing with it that apply to this situation:

"You shall not hate your brother in your heart" (Vayikra 19:12)

"You shall not wrong one another" (Vayikra 25:17)

"Love your neighbor as yourself" (Vayikra 19:18)

[NOTE: "Vayikra" is the Hebrew name for the book commonly known as Leviticus.]

From the teaching on Lashon Hara at the website of the Coalition of Torah Observant Messianic Congregations:

"Here are nine rules to remember:

"1. It is lashon hara to convey a derogatory image of someone even if that image is true and deserved; it is slanderous (motzi shem ra) to do so when the image is false.

"2. It is lashon hara to convey information about people that can cause them physical, psychological or financial harm.

"3. It is lashon hara to embarrass people, even in jest, or to tell embarrassing things about them when they are not present.

"4. Lashon hara is not limited to verbal communication; the written word, body language, innuendo, and the like can also be hurtful.

"5. It is lashon hara to speak against a community, race, ethnic group, gender, or age group as a whole.

"6. Do not relate lashon hara even to your spouse, close friends or relatives.

"7. Do not repeat lashon hara even when it is common knowledge.

"8. Avoid r'chilut (Gossip): Do not relate to people negative things others may say about them, for this may cause needless conflict.

"9. Do not listen to lashon hara or r'chilut. Give everyone the benefit of the doubt."
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From:hagdirt
Date:November 23rd, 2006 01:20 am (UTC)
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Damnit.
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From:hagdirt
Date:November 23rd, 2006 01:43 am (UTC)
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Speaking of stalking, have you googled Our Pal? Interesting.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:November 23rd, 2006 05:39 am (UTC)
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Our pal Cal, you mean? It wasn't as interesting as I'd hoped, but yeah.
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Journal of No. 118