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150.01/ Week one-hundred and fifty, May 27-June 2, 2023 thread begins here.

Week 149 (ish) below.
150.02/ I'm finally back into Twitter on my laptop. It's been weeks, but I was able to navigate the hurdles. Even though it's official "week 151", I'll use the remainders of this truncated thread to log my posts from weeks 149-150 and then start 151. Whew.
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99.01/ Week ninety-nine, June 6-10, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 98 below.
99.02/ A good example of living in two worlds, religious and secular, is the coincidence of two sacred days: the 2nd day of #Shavuot on #DDay. Last night, after Yom Tov, only after reading the news a bit did my mind shift from "sacred to my religion" to "sacred to my citizenship"
99.03/ Pedantry Corner: it irks me to read divrei Torah about #Shavuot that enshrine incredibly recent customs as facts to derive universal truths. "This is the reason why Jews stay up all night..." or "why we eat dairy" - nope. Please don't make fads into load-bearing verities.
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Here is a thread from my Covenant & Conversation essay on #Naso called "Sages and Saints". You can read it in full here: and download the accompanying Family Edition here: #ShabbatShalom Image
There is a remarkable insight from #Maimonides into the nature of the moral life as understood by #Judaism. What he saw is that there isn't a single model of the virtuous #life, but two, calling them respectively the way of the #saint (chassid) and the way of the #sage (chacham).
The saint is a person of extremes. Maimonides defines chessed as extreme behaviour – good behaviour, to be sure, but conduct in excess of what strict justice requires.
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