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128.01/ Week one-hundred and twenty-eight, December 24-30, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 127 below.
128.03/ 7th night: #ChodeshTov and #HappyHanukkah My windowsill with 4 menora...
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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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23.01/ Week 23, Jan 19-25 begins here. (Why does it start on Saturday? Because it's Sat. night, which in halakha is Sunday - Yom Rishon - the first day of the week. Thanks for coming to my Todros Talk)

Last week's thread here:
23.02/ Halakhically a lie is ethical if it's for compassionate ends: "white lies" (eg "nice hat") I'd like to add a distinction for lies in the pursuit of justice: "red lies"

eg lying to the murderer is a Red Lie (& resolves a classic Kantian dilemma)…
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Here is a thread from my Covenant & Conversation essay on #Vayigash. You can read it in full here: & download the accompanying Family Edition here: #ShabbatShalom Image
Judaism is a religion of holy words, and one of the themes of Genesis as a whole is the power of speech to create, mislead, harm or heal.
From Cain and Abel to Joseph and his brothers (“They hated him and could not speak peaceably to him”), we are shown how, when words fail, violence begins.
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