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73.01/ Week seventy-three, Dec. 4-10, 2021, thread here. #ShavuaTov #ChodeshTov #ChanukahSameach

Week 72 below.
73.02/ Find someone who loves you as much as a self-appointed gabbai loves banging on the bimah before shemona esrei to remind us to remember Al-Hanissim (or yell out "Asher Yatzarta!" at mussaf)
73.03/ I must have spent half of my waking hours over Shabbas in shul or benching. And as a synagogue enthusiast, I like the rarity of needing 3 sifrei Torah, but holy schnitzel it takes a long time.
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There is more than one command in #Judaism to light lights. There are three. There are the #Shabbat candles. There is the havdalah candle. And there are the #Chanukah candles. Image
The difference between them is that Shabbat candles represent shalom bayit, peace in the home. They are lit indoors. They are, if you like, Judaism’s inner light, the light of the sanctity of marriage and the holiness of home.
The Chanukah candles used to be lit outside — outside the front door.
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Here is a thread from my Covenant & Conversation essay on #Mikketz. You can read it in full here: & download the accompanying Family Edition here: #ShabbatShalom #ChanukahSameach Image
As we search in the twenty-first century for a way to avoid a “clash of civilisations,” humanity can learn much from this ancient and still compelling way of understanding the human condition.
We are all “the image and likeness” of God. There are universal principles of human dignity. They are expressed in the Noahide covenant, in human wisdom (ĥokhma), and in that aspect of the One God we call Elokim. There is a global covenant of human solidarity.
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