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Do-it-yourself, homeschooling, online courses, and creating our own in-person or hybrid havurah and Hebrew school are affordable alternatives to consider—as we make our plans (already!) for 5783.

#Judaism #Shul #HebrewSchool
#HighHolidays
Whatever you do, PLEASE don’t “settle” for some ultratraditional congregation just because it offers a financial arrangement that isn’t (much of) a hardship. The full price will include your kids being taught values that contradict the inclusive values you really want for them.
And read the fine print.
Your daughter may not get to do and learn everything your son will get to do and learn.
And as for your gay or otherwise nonconforming kid…don’t ask.
Also, what will your kids be taught about all the other people on this planet—both Jews and others?
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A short thread on key arguments in my new book Whatever Happened to Antisemitism? Redefinition and the Myth of the ‘Collective Jew’ which you can buy direct from Pluto Press here /1 plutobooks.com/9780745338774/…
Discussion about #antisemitism is plagued by confusion and bitter argument. In his endorsement of my book @PeterBeinart calls contemporary debate on it ‘both incoherent and appalling . . . a hot mess.’/2
Yet we were told that the 2016 International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (#IHRA) ‘working definition’ of #antisemitism had brought ‘international gold standard’ clarity to its contemporary meaning; that without IHRA it wasn’t possible to fight antisemitism./3
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In the name of God
1) Hello to all of my dear friends.I want to explain you somethings that I know are unbelievable to most of you,and you may think that I'm an infidel or anti_Christ.
Know that lying to deceive you has no benefit for me. By the way you may curse me!
2) But I can't be silent,the purpose of this page is to tell the truth,no less,no more.
We're either religious brothers or we're the same in creation.We're all human. Although I don't know you,but I really love you.
Put aside all of your prejudices before you start.
3) Try to think freely.
God is the creator of the universe,human or angel,jinn,plants,mountains,planets,galaxies and other worlds beyond our comprehension.God has no limits. It isn't difficult for him to create beings.There is no impossible for him
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Ukrainian #Jewish #mma fighter tortured in #Ukraine.
Matched tattoos on his knee to confirm it is Maxim Ryndovskiy. #OSINT #Ryndovskiy
Open source info = 2 versions:
1/ He was Pro-Chechen visiting DPR regularly
2/ Far right Ukrainians (Nazi supporters)
No solid intel yet.
#Facebook ID:100026417802478, so far, no Pro-Russian or pro-Chechen views have been found which would corroborate Version 1. His FB profile has friends in Ukraine and Russia, mostly female, no Chechens, no open source Pro-Russian propaganda. #OSINT #Ukraine #Ryndovskiy
His #Twitch account, he can be seen playing war games
twitch.tv/videos/1296233…
His videos: twitch.tv/fck_fshn/videos
*Note the Star of David on his logo, the only thing found so far in regards to Pro-Russian or Pro-Chechen views is nothing, just a love for #judaism and his roots.
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#Singapore, #Japan, and #Taiwan joining the Western effort to sanction #Russia for the assault on #Ukraine foreignpolicy.com/2022/02/22/bid…
Details on the #NATO (re)deployments to cope with the fallout from #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Details on #Ukraine's reservist mobilisation: far from complete (since that would require martial law), but still of a scale that it will take weeks to complete ... and the assault on the capital is days away at most
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Made a mess of these threads. Integrating them here
#Ukraine's President Zelensky said a few hours ago he is still going to Germany tomorrow for the Munich Security Conference. Whether this is supposed to promote calm or what is unclear; it's a hell of a time for him to leave his capital.
President #Biden just said in his White House address that the US believes the #Russians will invade #Ukraine in the next few days and "they will target Ukraine's capital, Kiev". Image
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مقالتي حول الماريجوانا واخطارها الصحية والاجتماعية والاقتصادية ورأي الدين في الموضوع.

My latest article about Marijuana; its negative impact on health, community, and economy, as well as religion’s stance on the subject.

-Translation in Thread-

Link👇🏼
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1- research shows very limited if any specific advantage for marijuana (THC, CBD, etc) in treating any medical conditions. And to date, the FDA has not approved a marketing application for cannabis for the treatment of any disease or condition.
2- there is some research that shows some applications in adjunct treatment of a rare kinds of epilepsy ( Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or Dravet syndrome) and also as an appetite stimulant in cancer, AIDS or Alzheimer’s patients.
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Let me explain something about the canard that #Judaism permits #abortion based on the concept of "rodef" or "pursuer."

Forget the fact that third status only applies when an abortion is required to literally save the life of the mother, in medical terms.

That's secondary.>
Again: It is indeed not only permitted, but required, to kill a pursuer to save the life of the pursued.

And we say that a fetus is like a pursuer if, but remaining pregnant, the mother is likely to die.

And why don't we say this about toenails, teeth or tumors? >
Because we don't have to. Who would think otherwise?

We have to teach this about a fetus, however, not because the Torah classifies a fetus like a tumor (which obviously we can remove) but because it classifies a fetus like a person. >
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10 big difference between Islam and Judaism.

Thread.
10: THE NAME.

*ISLAM is an Arabic word meaning submission and in the religious context, it means submission to the will of God. Islam is derived from an Arabic word literally meaning Peace.

*JUDAISM can be broken down as Juda & Ism. The English term originates in the Biblical
Hebrew word "Yehuda" meaning "from the kingdom of Judah" or "worshipper of one God".
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International Affairs /1-1
#Myanmar #Burma 🇲🇲
Myanmar's Generals
Run A Nearly Sanction-Proof
BUSINESS EMPIRE
Long Before Seizing Control
Of The Streets
by @oanhha @jwf825
& Khine Lin Kyaw
MAY 11, 2021
["bloomberg.com/graphics/2021-…"]
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar
International Affairs /1-2
#Myanmar #Burma 🇲🇲
- Area : 676.5K km²
- Population : 53.6 M
- Capital : #Naypyidaw
largest city : #Yangon
ETHNICS
- #Bamar 68%
- #Shan 9%
RELIGIONS
- #Buddhism 88%
- #Christianity 6.2%
- #Islam 4.3%
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
#Burmese
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar Image
International Affairs /1-3
#Myanmar #Burma 🇲🇲
ECONOMY
- GDP (PPP) : US$355 B
Per capita : US$6.7 K
- #InformalEconomy :
one of the biggest in the world
- Rich in precious stones :
#Rubies 90% of world's
#Sapphires #Pearls #Jade
- #Tourism
- #Agriculture
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar Image
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1/8 Hell yeah, let’s redefine #antisemitism in such a way that everything not mentioning explicit #Jews or compares #Israel with the worlds worst atrocities is NOT #antisemitic.

Ripping The Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism (JDA) apart.

jerusalemdeclaration.org
2/8 -12: Criticizing or opposing Zionism as a form of nationalism. Sure. Where is the bond between #Judaism & #Zionism? Forgotten and completely whipped of the table. I even suspect that the eternal bond between #Jews and #Israel is completely ignored.
3/8 -13: Racial discrimination. Settler-colonialism. Apartheid.
Nice sum-up. This implies that all 3 occur in #Israel and is an open house for the #Jew hating bunch.

Racial discrimination. Any country where it’s not? Hint – black face a worldwide phenomenon. BLM movement?
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On the #Zoroastrian origins of a weekly #Catholic Ritual

پندار نیک، گفتار نیک، کردار نیک

Most people who are Catholic, or were raised in the Roman Catholic rite, will be familiar with the triple crossing ritual during the Mass.

#Iranian #زرتشت #CatholicTwitter ImageImage
In the moment before the Gospel reading, the priest says “a reading from the Gospel according to (X)”, and the congregation replies “glory to you, o Lord”, before performing this gesture.

Using their thumb, they cross their forehead, then their lips, then their heart.
Few if any Catholic knows that this gesture is a modern representation of an ancient philosophy inherited from #Zoroastrianism:

- Blessing the forehead signifies “good thoughts”
- Blessing the lips signifies “good words”
- Blessing the heart signifies “good deeds”
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#Thread

One of the BIGGEST advantages of having studied in the US, specially at an Ivy League school in a city like Philadelphia is the exposure I received to 2 ethnicities:

Judaism and African Americans.
The FIRST thing I was educated on by my friends at Penn Dental was what NOT to say to and about them. And I wish to share that here as I saw a tweet recently break one of the rules.

Judaism: Any one who has studied history knows who Hitler, also known as "The Fuhrer" was.
He basically is responsible for massacre for millions of people purely because they belonged to the Jewish faith.

What he has done, rather had done, is TERRIBLE and almost nothing can come close to it in terms of cruelty, insensitivity, racial bias and inhumanity.
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1️⃣ #Erdogan implied that #Jerusalem belongs to #Turkey, referring to the #OttomanEmpire’s control over the city for much of the modern era. “In this city, we had to leave in tears during the #FirstWorldWar, it is still possible to come across traces of the #Ottoman resistance.
2️⃣ So #Jerusalem is our city, a city from us,”. “Our first #qibla [direction of prayer in #Islam] #alAqsa and the #Dome of the #Rock in Jerusalem are the symbolic #mosques of our faith. In addition, this city is home to the holy places of #Christianity and #Judaism.”
3️⃣ #Jerusalem has been the capital of #Israel since the country’s founding, and the #Jewish people have thousands of years of history in the city, backed up by extensive archaeological finds.
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Rabbi @yaakovshapiro for an upcoming episode of the Miko Peled Podcast referred to #Jewish #Zionists as “idol worshipers.”
“They did not get these values, of loving their guns and stealing #Palestinian land, from #Judaism,” he said.
By: @mikopeled
#COVID
mintpressnews.com/coronavirus-zi…
He explained that Jewish people throughout history have kept to themselves, avoided #Violence and war, and, in fact, are prohibited by heavenly decree from sovereignty over the Holy Land.
By: @mikopeled
#HolyThursday #coronavirus #LevelOfConcern #Jews
mintpressnews.com/coronavirus-zi…
There are, however, Ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) Jews, that live in the Holy Land and reject #Zionism and the State of #Israel altogether. “I am with them,” said Rabbi Shapiro.
By: @mikopeled
#IsraeliCrimes #Zionism
mintpressnews.com/coronavirus-zi…
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Who should we kill?

A meditation on #MargaretSanger's mal mot, "The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it."

[From M. Sanger, Women and the New Race (1920).]
Oddly, I grew up thinking that mercy granted life, extended life, ameliorated pain or difficulty, removed unjustly imposed restrictions on liberty.

You know what I mean. You've granted mercies to others.

They arrived late after you labored to prepare a meal.
They failed to take care and caused damage to property, knocking over a lamp or running into your rear bumper.

Thousands of small acts of thoughtlessness or lack of self-awareness intrude on our peace, our contentment.
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Here is an idea from this week's commentary essay on #Yitro: 🇬🇧 bit.ly/2SjZX4o / 🇮🇱 bit.ly/2SoM8C5 / 🇪🇸 bit.ly/38jToEM / 🇫🇷 bit.ly/38qkn1m / 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Family Edition bit.ly/2OP8lXE / Listen spoti.fi/33Npq9s. #ShabbatShalom Image
Why does #Judaism distinguish between the universality of God and the particularity of our relationship with Him? Answer: because this helps us solve the single greatest problem humanity has faced since earliest times. How can I recognise the dignity and integrity of the ‘other’?
History and biology have written into the human mind a capacity for altruism toward the people like us, and aggression toward the people not like us. We are good, they are bad.
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What's "straight-up NOT #Christianity" is #Antisemitism.

#Jesus was a Jew who led a Jewish movement. People called him "rabbi": "Then an expounder of the Law stood up to test Him with a question. 'Rabbi,' he asked, "what shall I do to inherit the Life of the Ages?" (Lk 10.25).
The #Jesus Movement was a #Jewish movement. When Rome arrested Jesus for treason, he named his brother James & his best friend Peter as its new leaders. Paul never met Jesus, & he had a very different take on Jesus's teachings than the people who'd known & followed him.
Paul visited Jesus Movement leaders in Jerusalem. It didn't go well. Paul hit the road, taking a Jewish movement far outside the bounds of Judea.

Q 1: Will you become a Jew like Jesus?
Ans 1: You want me to cut off the tip of my what?
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Here is a short thread as we light the candles for the eighth and final night of #Chanukah 🕎 called 'To light another light'. Chanukah sameach! 🥳 Image
There’s a fascinating argument in the Talmud. Can you take one Chanukah light to light another? Usually, of course, we take an extra light, the shamash, and use it to light all the candles.
But suppose we don’t have one. Can we light the first candle and then use it to light the others?
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Here is a short thread as we light the candles for the second night of #Chanukah 🕎 called 'The light of the spirit never dies'. Chanukah sameach! 🥳 Image
There’s an interesting question the commentators ask about Chanukah. For eight days we light lights, and each night we make the blessing over miracles: she-asah nissim la-avotenu.
But what was the miracle of the first night? The light that should have lasted one day lasted eight. But that means there was something miraculous about days 2 to 8; but nothing miraculous about the first day.
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#History #Judaisem #Germany

On December 12, 1944, Regina Jonas is murdered in #Auschwitz. To date, the #world's #first #woman who worked as a #rabbi. Regina Jonas was in her early 40s when she was #murdered in #Auschwitz. She belongs to the "#Masorti" movement,
the traditional but not #orthodox current in #Judaism. She was born in August 1902 as the daughter of an #Orthodox #Jewish peddlers in Berlin's barn district. Jonas is deported to #ghetto #Theresienstadt north of #Prague on November 1942.
During the #Shoah, Jonas in #Theresienstadt encourages her fellow prisoners. On December 12, 1944, she is murdered in the #exterminationcamp #Auschwitz. The knowledge of the fate of Regina Jonas is due to a Protestant theologian, the German Katharina von Kellenbach.
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#THREAD: Trump plans on signing an #ExecutiveOrder that redefines #Judaism as a nationality - thus transforming a religious status to a national one equivalent to #Israel- in order to crush student protest and knowledge production at the university level. A few thoughts...
1. This may make some claims against university activism actionable under the 1964 CRA by defining Judaism as a “national origin” but note that similar claims have already been actionable under Title VI and those have been dismissed not because Judaism defined as religion.
but because there has been a significant lack of evidence to demonstrate a hostile environment. The change is in the USG’s willingness to prioritize these claims under the leadership of Betsy DeVos and Kenneth Marcus- a move we already witnessed in the scrutiny of Duke and UNC.
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Read this week's C&C called "Negative Capability": 🇬🇧 bit.ly/2O76PPw / 🇮🇱 bit.ly/33Ighzb / 🇪🇸 bit.ly/2Oenu3M / 🇫🇷 bit.ly/2CDNuQx. Family Edition: bit.ly/36Ve85r. Listen: spoti.fi/33Npq9s. #Vayera #ShabbatShalom. Image
THREAD -> The trial [the Akeidah, of the binding of Isaac] was not to see whether #Abraham had the courage to sacrifice his son. It was widespread in the ancient world, and completely abhorrent to #Judaism.
The trial was not to see whether Abraham had the strength to give up something he loved. He had shown this time and time again.
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