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130.01/ Week one-hundred and thirty, January 7-13, 2023, thread begins here.

Week 129 below.
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75.01/ Week seventy-five, Dec. 18-24, 2021, thread here.

Week 74 below.
75.02/ Over Shabbos I read my family the #JortsTheCat story & much fun was had by all. I uploaded a PDF of the story with OCR text from images I found on twitter. The pure pics are (1) images of the cats & (2) a "I can't believe it's not Jorts" joke.…
75.03/ Had one of those theodicy-inducing funerals this morning. My neighbor, Sari Shalmon zt'l, passed away too young. Her life was dedicated to acts of kindness, teaching Torah and teaching science, and selfless giving. Very sad, hard loss. .ת.נ.צ.ב.ה…
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Here is an idea from my essay on #Shemot, "Faith in the Future": 🇬🇧 / 🇮🇱 / 🇪🇸 / 🇫🇷 / Family Edition / Listen #ShabbatShalom Image
Human action is always oriented to the future. I put the kettle on because I want a cup of coffee. I work hard because I want to pass the exam. I act to bring about a future that is not yet.
#Science cannot account for the future because something that hasn’t happened yet cannot be a cause. Therefore there will always be something about intentional human action that science cannot fully explain.
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Here is a thread from my Covenant & Conversation essay on #Shemot called "The Light at the Heart of Darkness". You can read it in full here: & download the accompanying Family Edition here: #ShabbatShalom Image
Tyranny cannot destroy humanity. Moral courage can sometimes be found in the heart of darkness.
That the Torah itself tells the story the way it does has enormous implications. It means that when it comes to people, we must never generalise, never stereotype. The Egyptians were not all evil: even from Pharaoh himself a heroine was born.
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