Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #Passover

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93.01/ Week ninety-three, April 23-29, 2022, thread begins here. #ShavuahTov & Isru Chag Sameach

Week 92 below.
93.02/ Happy chametz-fressing for all who celebrate. Personally, I need to wait until 11pm for reasons passing all understanding. A box of donuts
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We visited a Ukrainian bakery that makes 700 pounds of #Passover matzo per day.

As Russian forces advance in Ukraine, Jews feel baking this sacred bread is more important than ever. 👇
Matzo, when handmade, is called shmura. This unleavened bread is an integral element for Jews celebrating Passover.

When Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union, Jews were jailed for making or even just eating matzo.

insider.com/ukraine-passov…
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Just in : UAE FM HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed 🇦🇪 and Israel FM Yair Lapid 🇮🇱 in a phone call 📞 conversion - WAM
HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed emphasized the significance of calming the situation and ceasing any practices that violate the sanctity of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. The two 🇦🇪🇮🇱ministers also discussed bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries.
Sheikh Abdullah emphasised the need to respect the legal and historical status quo of Jerusalem and to respect the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’s guardianship over its holy places under international law.
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Out of all #Egypt’s weekly news, the influx of Israeli tourists to Sinai for #Passover caught the attention of many Egyptians and triggered mixed responses. 1/
Qatar’s Al-Jazeera has published this clip about the long queue of Israelis waiting to enter #Egypt’s #Sinai.
As usual, many Al-Jazeera followers are full of prejudice, and they were not happy, even spouting replies with hints of anti-semitism 2/
To label Israelis, not by their nationality, but by their religion as “Jews”, is in my book antisemitism.
Never thought that some of them are Druze or Baha’i for example?! 3/
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92.01/ Week ninety-two, April 16-22 (17-21), 2022, thread begins here. #MoadimLiSimcha Happy #Passover #CholHaMoedLife

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92.02/ This has been one of the busiest #CholHaMoed periods I've had in years. Many things are opening up again while I recognize the window may be closing again so we're doing errands (like getting drivers licenses, passports etc). I'm actually looking forward to yuntif to rest!
92.03/ This is very nice! #Disability accommodations are always a good thing. #LGM

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91.01/ Week ninety-one, April 9-15, 2022, thread begins here. (Third attempt)

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91.02/ This is awful, tragic news to read right after Shabbas. How horrible. My deep condolences to the Haskins family.
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90.01/ Week ninety, April 2-8, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 89 below.
90.02/ Was not a fan of "Is it COVID or is it allergies or is it a cold" season the first two times and I can honestly say the third time is definitely not the charm.
90.03/ This is a really great thread, esp. re: translating vernacular thoughts into corporate-speak.

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89.01/ Week eighty-nine, March 26-April 1, 2022, thread begins here.

Week eighty-eight below.
89.02/ #NachasAlert: my son has a piece (pgs. 2-3) in his high school's Torah journal. The final draft was 3 pages long so this published version was cut down significantly. (Now I get to teach him the academic trick of publishing 'chapters' as articles).
parshasheets.com/newsletter/bko…
89.03/ This is such a good video, it can be played on an endless loop and it brings a big smile to my face whenever I see it. It's fine while silent but the sound makes it a masterpiece
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58a/ This is part 2 of my thread of threads. Weeks 001 to 0057 is here.


Week 58, Aug. 21-27, 2021, 36 posts:
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58a.2/ It's been so long, that I forgot my methodology. In addition to the thread, I need to post the first Tweet in the thread (especially if the threaders go kaput)

Week 58, Aug. 21-27, 2021, 36 posts:
58b/ From Aug 22, a travelogue of our family's Summer Trip to the Hudson River Valley.

32 Posts.

Starts here:

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29/ #ReshetKeshet.

About fear as a Jewish ethic and how it applies to many contexts.

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31/ #ReshetKeshet thread about medical halakhah and the nature of tacit, subconscious, leadership.

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In 1920, the "Nabi Musa" celebrations took place on April 4, coinciding with #Passover and the Greek Orthodox #Easter.
Amin al-Husseini, who was then at the beginning of his career, and Araf al-Araf stirred up the celebrating crowd with enthusiastic hate speech that day.
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As a result, after the traditional prayer at the end of the holiday, the incited #Arab crowd marched from the mosque in the Judean Desert, 20 kilometers from #Jerusalem, to the homes of the #Jews in Old Jerusalem, shouting "Adbah al-Yehud" (Slaughter the Jews).
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And a call that later turned out to be correct - "a-Daula Mana" ("The (British) government is with us").
The #Arab crowd shouted "Independence Independence" & sang: "#Palestine is our land - the #Jews are our dogs." During all this time, #Arab
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1/ #ReshetKeshet. An entry for the food issues on #Passover

Here's Rabbi Dr. Slifkin's 2021 post about the size of a k'zayit (olive) with links to a number of articles. IMO his sizes can be used b'shaat dachak

rationalistjudaism.com/2021/03/monste…
2/ The seder is a locus for many issues in the #DisabilityShulchanArukh, esp. for every kind of eating issue.

Firstly, the food: allergies, alcohol issues, diabetes, obesity, sensory overload (smells/taste/texture). It's key to know levels of obligation.
3/ The four cups are rabbinic commands for the purpose of (1) freedom (2) joy & (3) remembering the miracle. D'rabbanans are neutralized through a second leniency & esp. if it countermands the original intent of the command

So we can't force someone to drink that violates 1 or 2
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37.01/ Week 37, March 29-April 2, 2021, thread begins here.

Week 36 is linked below
37.02/ This looks like a fruitful account. This particular entry has an intro that displays a kindred spirit IMO

37.03/ While I'm grateful that Coca-Cola has gone through the trouble to make their products kosher for #Passover, I cannot understand drinking Diet Coke willingly. Honestly, if unlabeled, I'd assume it was some drug-store's generic cola.

TL;DR: Diet coke is nasty.
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Today is #TransDayOfVisibility and this roughly marks the one year anniversary of when we realized that our youngest child is #Trans. It’s been a steep learning curve for us accompanied by fear & anxiety about how to best support him in a world that is not yet accepting. 🧵:
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First let’s talk about the terminology that even as a doctor I only fully learned this year. #Trans is an ☂ term: the experience of having a gender identity that is different from your sex or the gender assigned at birth, includes non-binary.
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en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transgend…
#Trans is an adjective. It is NOT a noun. You are a #transgender *person*, just like you are a smart person or a short person. merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tra…
3/
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Chag sameach, y'all. Happy Passover! #Passover2021
Dr. Neiman is an intellectual Jewish beast!

If you're interested n the historical roots of Passover check him out!

#Passover2021 #ChagPesachSameach

He's an excellent source 👏!
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"At the beginning of the year, I issued a call for countries to work together to ensure vaccination begins in all countries within the first 100 days of the year"-@DrTedros #VaccinEquity who.int/vaccinequity
"177 countries and economies have started vaccination. In just one month, #COVAX has distributed more than 32 million vaccines to 61 countries. COVAX works"-@DrTedros #VaccinEquity
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36.01/ Week 36 - March 20-26, 2021 - thread starts here.

Week 35, March 13-19, linked below:
36.02/ Last night, my wife showed me this NYTimes story about Jewish N*ziHunting ladies during WW2. It's a venn diagram of everything awesome!

nytimes.com/2021/03/18/opi…
36.03/ Mentioned to my brother @acypess this morning that Biden has a superpower to (a) make his positions sound moderate & reasonable no matter what, which then (b) drives his opponents crazy in frustration. E.g. Putin & #MoscowMitch recently, challenging him to duels & whatnot.
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HUMBLE YOURSELF

#REPENT

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REMEMBER THE "MATTER" AT THE BEGINNING OF @POTUS45 ???

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DON'T BE FOOLISH

#PRAY #REPENT

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35.01/ Week thirty-five, March 13-19 2021, begins here. Last week's thread is below.
35.02/ An accurate thread of Ashkenazi culture on #Passover. [Hint: we rabbis haven't forbade potatoes yet. But don't provoke us]
35.03/ Thread about #PiDay, Albert Einstein and the movie IQ. Because, of course
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34.01/ Week thirty-four, March 6-12, 2021, begins here. Last week's thread linked below
34.02/ This just happened:

11yo "What is the word again for throwing things out a window?"
My wife: "Defenestration"
Me: "Yeet"
34.03a/ We've been having Family Movie Night (tm) for these early Sat. nights with me as MC (I've been a movie maven since a wee lad). We went through a three week Bill Murray period (Osmosis Jones, Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters) & last night may start a three wk Danny Kaye series
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The Southern Poverty Law Center condemns the antisemitic attacks that took place during #Passover at the Etz Chayim Synagogue in Huntsville, #Alabama.

al.com/news/2020/04/h…
"To vandalize a synagogue with swastikas and hateful antisemitic tropes during a time when the three Abrahamic religions — Judaism, Christian and Islam — commemorate their most holy holidays is a threat to religious liberty for all. ...

splcenter.org/news/2020/04/1…
"... The SPLC’s decades-long research monitoring hate and extremism reveals a clear pattern of increased hate activity during times of national crisis. The #COVID19 pandemic is such a time. ...
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Blessed #Easter #Passover , @realDonaldTrump , Sir be aware of who you listen to , your friends on deck of their Yacht or flying In their #G5 Jet . To win a War require great Sacrifice, I saw after #Katrina #Maria the Rich Got Richer and the Poor Got Poorer .The Poor and Elderly
Seem to be dying in higher numbers. In a real Disaster you loose the first half , it’s up to You to Lead to Win the Second Half . Our Country is Resilient, we will survive . We need you to stay focused on Keeping People Alive as Priority Number 1 . You must get Testing Fixed
I believe we will have to Test all our people several times in the coming year as you Shape The New Normal . Don’t Rush to Failure Sir . Get testing as a normal part of our lives until the Vaccination is made . You must focus on the working poor they
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My favorite picture from the Holy Land, & I've collected 1000s. What stands out about the pic, today in the day of #Corona?
I found it in the Lib of Congress, captioned "Children's procession, 1898-1946."
The pic was taken at the same time as the 1918 flu pandemic. Where? Why?
2/ With research, field trips, & my wife's suggestion, I discovered picture taken on Lag B'Omer, April 30, 1918. The kids were returning to the Old City after visiting the Tomb of Shimon the Righteous (Hatzadik), walking on Nablus Road.
Pic: Jewish women at the tomb, c. 1930.
3/ Lag B'Omer, bw #Passover & Shavuot, has deep Kabbalistic origins, but it is also the day the PLAGUE that killed 24,000 of Rabbi Akiva's students in 1st cen CE ENDED.
These children had just seen the end of the plagues of Ottoman control, starvation, cholera, typhoid, malaria.
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