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10.47b/ Second part of the Week 10 (Reconstruction) Thread - September 20-25, 2020.

Part one is here:
10.47c/ Wednesday [note: I mis-numbered the original thread]
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Le guerre e l'intifada

Dal 1949 il conflitto ha assunto connotati sempre più drammatici.
Nel 1956 i #palestinesi costituiscono un movimento di liberazione (Al-Fatah) capace di collaborare con le forze armate degli stati #arabi e di muovere azioni di guerriglia nel territorio israeliano.
Nel 1967 - con fronti caldi come #Siria ed #Egitto - scoppiò una crisi internazionale intorno al controllo del golfo di #Aqaba (Sharm el Sheikh), innescato principalmente da #Nasser, presidente dell'Egitto.
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Heute habe ich bei #instagram mein erstes anzeigbares #hatemail bekommen. Auslöser für die #hassnachricht war wohl meine #Rede vom 13. Oktober in #Magdeburg. Deswegen poste ich sie jetzt hier in Auszügen. Ein THREAD: #halleprozess #antisemitismus #terrorvonrechts
"Die Gedenkfeierlichkeiten zum #9oktober wurden von #staatskanzlei und Stadt #Halle, von Politiker:innen, ausgerichtet. Die Einladungen der Betroffenen zu den Feierlichkeiten mussten wir uns über Wochen hin bei der #staatskanzlei erbitten. @reinerhaseloff @berndwiegand
Es gab #Podiumsdiskussionen. Es gab #Presseveranstaltungen. Was fehlte, war die Auseinandersetzung mit den #Bedürfnissen der Betroffenen. Das geht so nicht! @reinerhaseloff @berndwiegand #9oktober #halleprozess #terrorvonrechts
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The 1973 War is a microcosm of the dysfunctional 'leadership' of Sadat and Assad.

The #Syrian and #Egyptian armies coordinated surprise attacks on #Israel that were initially quite successful. The separate offensives captured important territory with minimal losses. However,...
their success was undermined by their respective presidents.When Hafez' troops seized strategic posts in the occupied Golan Heights, they managed to catch #Israel's defences off guard. One of its major highways was unguarded, enabling the Syrian Armed Forces to advance unopposed.
Though Hafez' generals urged him to continue the offensive, he forced them to remain at the captured base, claiming that it would give them time to 'regroup.'

However, former officers have since 1973 stated that he was uninterested in leading a real offensive.
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THREAD: Yom Kippur in Halle
Es war eine bewusste, wohl überlegte Entscheidung #yomkippur auch dieses Jahr wieder in #halle zu verbringen. Dass @reinerhaseloff, @Opferhilfe_Bund, @berndwiegand und VertreterInnen von christlichen Gemeinden gestern, an #yomkippur, die jüdische
Gemeinde und auch den G-ttesdienst besuchten, hätte ein schönes Zeichen der #solidarität sein können. Hätte können. Die Gruppe wichtiger Menschen kam um 12 Uhr an. Zu dieser Uhrzeit wurde das Gebet letztes Jahr durch die ersten Schüsse beim #halleattentat unterbrochen.
So musste das Gebet zu #yomkippur auch dieses Jahr wegen der christlichen #Mehrheitsgesellschaft unterbrochen werden. @reinerhaseloff @Opferhilfe_Bund @berndwiegand Die Delegation und die eigens mitgebrachte Journalistin der @dpa wurden gebeten,
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We’ve read more than 6,000 pages of contemporary and reflective accounts from Operation Market Garden. We’ve probably read more than a thousand individual stories from that operation.
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One of the most emotional stories we’ve ever heard and one appropriate for #YomKippur.
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It’s a truly American story, one filled with inspiration for all of us. It’s a tale that we should all hear, particularly in these divided times.
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1/ My brother asked why many in the frum community resist medical knowledge - despite the mitzvah to follow doctors & paramount need to preserve health - as seen in their response to COVID.

Even if shuls were closed, many had backyard minyans & even now reject masks/distancing.
2/ Rejection of science is nominally part of the Daas-Toirah type of avoda-zara applied to their health & well-being

Again, it's 100% assur to endanger one's life except to prevent murder, arayot, or avoda zara

That the desire to risk lives is itself avoda zara is [chef's kiss]
3/ Daas-Toirah minim deny science b/c outside facts pierce the bubble of the patriarchal authoritarianism that they need to keep power. For this reason, I'm deeply cynical of religious leadership that suppresses science & freedom

God commands modern Orthodoxy as lichatchila IMO
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#YomKippur
Thank you @BarbraStreisand, but I've heard your Avinu Malkeinu prayer 100s of times.

Now until this eve, I'll listen to Ishai Ribo's "Achilla" prayer. No shmaltz.
I shall await the LORD,
i shall entreat his favor,
I shall ask Him to grant my tongue eloquence.
In the midst of the congregated nation I shall sing of His strength;
I shall burst out in joyous melodies for his works.
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... The thoughts in man's heart are his to arrange, but the tongue's eloquence comes from the Lord.

O LORD, open my lips,
so that my mouth may declare Your praise.
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Por las crisis del #coronavirus y el aislamiento generalizado, estamos en las puertas del #IomKipur más extraño de nuestras vidas. ¿Como podemos disfrutar y aprovechar el mismo a pesar de todo? Sale #hilo con algunos consejos.
Lo primero es la aceptación. Todos deseamos que desaparezca la pandemia y poder concurrir masivamente a las sinagogas para los rezos de este día sagrado pero no será posible. Pero vivir en el imaginario (en cualquier aspecto de la vida) solo logra desconectarnos del presente.
Dios quiso que vivamos un #YomKippur (y todo el 2020) diferente. No lo podemos cambiar, busquemos adaptarnos al nuevo contexto y seguir adelante. Toda crisis es una oportunidad de crecimiento.
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There is an old story that I find incredibly moving and powerful, particularly as we approach #YomKippur in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic (and which appears in my 'Ceremony & Celebration' educational resource for Yom Kippur -> rabbisacks.info/2E0XMhR). Image
One Yom Kippur, the Baal Shem Tov was praying together with his students, and he had a worrying sense that the prayers were not getting through, and the harsh heavenly decree against the Jewish people was not being overturned.
As Ne’ila approached, and with it the final opportunity for the Jewish people to avert this harsh judgement, he and his students increased their fervour and passion in their prayers, but to no avail.
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“Wherever you find God's greatness,” said Rabbi Yohanan, “there you will find His humility.” And wherever you find true humility, there you will find greatness.
That is what #YomKippur is about: finding the courage to let go of the need for self-esteem that fuels our passion for self-justification, our blustering claim that we are in the right when in truth we know we are often in the wrong.
Most national literatures, ancient and modern, record a people's triumphs. Jewish literature records our failures, moral and spiritual. No people has been so laceratingly honest in charting its shortcomings. In Tanakh there is no one without sin.
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1/ Some thoughts about the devastating loss of #JusticeGinsburg.

I have no idea how this will "play politically," which is good, b/c it allows me to concentrate on #RBG as a person & her legacy.
2/ #RuthBaderGinsburg is like Brandeis & Thurgood Marshall - one of the best legal minds to be put on the bench. It's how it's supposed to be done.

Her life's work made America a more equal and thus a better place.
3/ What she stood for is the exact opposite of what our country is suffering from under the fascist GOP, so her loss right before #RoshHashanah was an overwhelming message from Heaven.

The death of a justice, the death of Justice, before the day of judgement?! Come. On.
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Sure, "polls aren't votes", but 15 pts down means Trump's (ym"sh) vulnerable, dries up fundraising, allows GOP electeds to contradict him publicly, allows reporters to treat him normally & not as the magician of 2016 who commands a cult of violent kooks.
To combat the complacency that the polling imbalance could bring, I suggest telling fellow anti-Trumpites that no matter how much DJT is down in November, when you vote, it will feel as good as punching him in the face with all of your strength

#VoteBlueToSaveAmerica
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1/ 75 years ago today, US forces liberated #Dachau concentration camp. My maternal grandfather #DavidMaxEichhorn, a Jewish Chaplain, was there. I will spend next week documenting from contemporaneous reports what he saw & did.

#NeverForget #NeverAgain

history.com/this-day-in-hi…
2/Time Magazine reporter Sidney Olsen (1908-1995) was with US troops at liberation. Olson’s account of the horrific conditions at #Dachau was part of the most graphic coverage of the war to date. His family hopes to turn his writings into a book.

time.com/5812523/libera…
3/Some info on my grandfather. Born in 1906 in Columbia, PA. His parents were both emigrees from Germany who came to US in 1890s. Ordained as Rabbi from Hebrew Union College (@HUCJIR) in 1931. Went to MA & then AR.

His maternal uncle was killed by Nazis in #Dachau.
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1/ For some reason I hadn't seen this. A far-right anti-semitic extremist attack on a Synagogue during #YomKippur, known as "the day of atonement".

cnn.com/2019/10/11/eur…
2/ The far-right extremist confessed. His profile is not that different from the far-right young American #incels radicalized online by "professional" white nationalists.

dw.com/en/germany-hal…
3/ It's time to re-negotiate our "tolerance with intolerance". Karl Popper described it as the seemingly paradoxical idea that, "In order to maintain a tolerant society, the society must be intolerant of intolerance." And he was right.
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#Feminismus führe zu weniger Geburten, deswegen gebe es #Einwanderung und hinter all dem stecke "der Jude": Diese verdammten #Verschwörungstheorien verbinden #Antisemitismus, #Rassismus und #Antifeminismus zu mörderischen Masternarrativ. #Halle tagesschau.de/inland/halle-t…
Der Anschlag von Halle schließt damit an rechtsextreme Attentate an: #Utöya, #Christchurch, #ElPaso. Der Attentäter handelte vielleicht allein, aber er ist kein Einzeltäter, sondern Teil einer rechtsradikalen Bewegung, die auf eliminatorischen Hass u Verschwörungslegenden basiert
Wer gefährlichen Unsinn von Politikern als "#Soros-Marionetten", von geheimen Plänen zur "Umvolkung" usw verbreitet, sollte zum Thema #Antisemitismus bitte schweigen. Denn dieser Verschwörungsdreck ist im Kern zutiefst antisemitisch.
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Meine Gedanken sind bei den Opfern des Anschlags von #Halle. Ihren Angehörigen gilt meine Anteilnahme. Solidarität mit allen Angegriffenen und der jüdischen Gemeinde - zu Halle und überall! #hal0910
Natürlich gibt es viele Spekulationen. Was sicher ist: Ziele waren eine Synagoge an #YomKippur und ein Dönerimbiss. Die Täter waren schwer bewaffnet und darauf vorbereitet, ihre Taten zu filmen. Laut GBA sprechen die Hinweise für ein rechtsextremes Tatmotiv. #hal0910
Wenn sich die bisherigen Infos bestätigen müssen wir von einer neuen Dimension antisemitischen, rassistischen und extrem rechten Terrors ausgehen. Alles, was bisher dagegen getan wurde, reicht nicht aus. #hal0910 #halle
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¿Aún no hiciste girar un gallo o una gallina viva sobre tu cabeza? ¿Qué clase de "macumba (¿judía?)" es está? ¿Qué son las kaparot? Sale #hilo.
Si bien el principal legislador del pueblo judío, Rabí Iosef Caro, sostiene que se trata de una costumbre pagana, el Rama sostiene que es una costumbre válida. Este último propone también alternativas para "despaganizar" la costumbre.
En vísperas de #IomKipur se acostumbra tomar una gallina por cada mujer o niña de la familia y un gallo por cada hombre o niño y un gallo y una gallina por una mujer embarazada y mover cada animal en círculos tres veces sobre la cabeza de cada individuo.
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“Wherever you find God's greatness,” said Rabbi Yohanan, “there you will find His humility.” And wherever you find true humility, there you will find greatness.
That is what #YomKippur is about: finding the courage to let go of the need for self-esteem that fuels our passion for self-justification, our blustering claim that we are in the right when in truth we know we are often in the wrong.
Most national literatures, ancient and modern, record a people's triumphs. Jewish literature records our failures, moral and spiritual. No people has been so laceratingly honest in charting its shortcomings.
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Surveys show that 60% of #Jews in #Israel will fast on #YomKippur starting tomorrow evening.
No food, no water, for 25 hours.
This, even though most Israeli Jews describe themselves as secular.
But why do Jews fast on Yom Kippur in 1st place?

Out of characters so bear wit me >> Image
Eating is probably one of the most bodily things we do. The idea is that everyone should aspire to be as mind-focused as possible on #YomKippur.
It is a day of self-reflection and repent. Looking deep inside and working on how to be better people >>
It is a sacred day in which one focuses on mind, and not on body. So no food, no drink, no other bodily activities (which are also forbidden this day).
As part of trying to be better, custom is people ask for forgiveness from one another, in case they hurt them.
#YomKippur
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From @rlefraim, "AN OPEN LETTER TO JEWISH DEMOCRATS

In a few days, it is Yom Kippur. It is a time of reflection, of thought.

Your party has a problem. 1) #JewishDemocrats #Antisemitism #JewHate #Democrats #YomKippur
It refuses to condemn anti-Semitism among its members in Congress, many of its Congressional Delegation refused to condemn BDS one-sided boycotts of Israel. 2) #Antisemitism #Congressmembers #Democrats #BDS #Israel
Much of the Congressional & Senate delegations run to get the endorsement of anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, & few object, in fact, few of the Jewish Democrats in Congress object with the exception of Ted Deutch. 3) #Democrats #Endorsements #JewHaters #Farrakhan #JewishDemocrats
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Shavua tov! As we approach #RoshHashanah, #YomKippur and the start of the Jewish year, here are ten short ideas which might help you focus your davening and ensure you have a meaningful and transformative experience. Click bit.ly/2lTK4UW to download as a one-pager.
Number one. Life is short. However much life expectancy has risen, we will not, in one lifetime, be able to achieve everything we might wish to achieve. This life is all we have. So the question is: How shall we use it well?
Number two. Life itself, every breath we take, is the gift of God. Life is not something we may take for granted. If we do, we will fail to celebrate it. Yes, we believe in life after death, but it is in life before death that we truly find human greatness.
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Here is a thread from my Covenant & Conversation essay on #Nitzavim called "Not Beyond the Sea". You can read it at bit.ly/2lDoxzZ, listen to it at bit.ly/2mHceCQ, or download the accompanying Family Edition at bit.ly/2lNnkpI. #shabbatshalom
The beauty of #Jewish #spirituality is precisely that in #Judaism, #God is close. You do not need to climb a mountain or enter an ashram to find the Divine Presence.
It is there around the table at a #Shabbat meal, in the light of the candles and the simple #holiness of the Kiddush wine and the challot, in the praise of the Eishet Chayil and the #blessing of #children, in the #peace of mind that comes when you leave the #world to look after…
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As we approach #YomKippur, the holy of holies of Jewish time, here are ten ideas which might help you focus your prayers and ensure you have a meaningful and life-changing experience.
1. Life is short. However much life expectancy has risen, we will not, in one lifetime, be able to achieve everything we might wish to achieve. This life is all we have. How shall we use it well?
2. Life itself, every breath we take, is the gift of God. Life is not something we may take for granted. If we do, we will fail to celebrate it. Yes, we believe in life after death, but it is in life before death that we truly find human greatness.
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