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New! About me: Joshua Culp

Joshua Culp (photo credit:)
Joshua Culp
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ABOUT YOU >>> Age: 31 Residence: 205 Union St. Up Front Married? With children? It's just not possible Current occupation: Industrial Engineer Dream job/career: Professional Nerd, serving the Jewish Community What are you most proud of: Pride is dangerous, I avoid such things Religious affiliation / observance: Dati, though you'd not consider me Jewish Last person / party I voted for: Obama - hold your comments please Next person / party I will vote for: The best man/woman for the job My history (100 words max): I was born in the Midwest, educated in the South, moved to New England Family history (100 words max): Only a true fan of the patchwork quilt could enjoy my family history. I'm the only Jew in the states who can enjoy a reshika, a matzo ball and matbucha and say it's all home cookin' Greatest invention: Indoor plumbing If you could have dinner with any person in the world it would be: At the moment, I would have to say my grandma. Sure there are other impressive figures out there but to me, they are all passable. My grandma will be a part of who I am forever If you could go anywhere on vacation, it would be: Tsfat. I probably wouldn't vacate much there, but I'd enjoy every minute of it Feminine/masculine trait I'd like to have: I think I have a great balance of traits attributed to the both genders What angers you: I can't say that I've ever really been angry, to the degree I've observed in the angry types. I'll change this question to read " What frustrates you? " I'll respond: Driving What makes you happy: Sunshine on a cloudy day - a child smiling. Last book I read was: 1421. Proof that history isn't always to the "winner." Comfort food: Sardines Anything you regret? Every day, seeing the sadness around me, I regret not doing more to make a difference My life five years from now: My life 5 years from now, or 5 minutes, is up to HaShem. I can write for you a litany of my wants and wishes. In the end though, I look back at my life with all its little upsets that changed my course forever and I realize, it's all up to the Divine You may not like it but I have something controversial to say: Halacha, like manners, is a structured system given that we could all be comfortable at the same table. Those who use halacha, like manners, as a weapon violate this truth. Halacha is the communal acceptance of the divine law of the universe. Using this system of peace, to its contrary, is not only dichotomous but also a flagrant rape of Torah. Happiness: 1-10 (10 being the happiest) 6 Click here to leave a message for Joshua ABOUT YOU >>> Meet all 'About Me' participants