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I'm semi-retired and finally able to move, after 40 years in the desert of the American Southwest, to the beautiful (if somewhat soggy) Pacific Northwest. Besides researching and writing on religion, I still teach comparative religion courses at the college and university level (on-line) for Arizona State University and Glendale Community College (Arizona) and tutor privately in Biblical Hebrew.

To round out the days, I try to do something less left brained, whether that means the art of Zentangling, doing a bit of gardening, or trying to remember how to paint. Now that I have a good deal of free time to use up and a stimulating environment in which to be creative and contemplative, I've decided to research and write about a topic that has both personal and professional interest for me: that is the intersection of Christianity and Judaism in antiquity - or what is often called "The Parting of the Ways". When, how and why did being Jewish or Christian become mutually exclusive identities?