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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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127.01/ Week one-hundred and twenty-seven, December 17-23, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 126 below.
127.02/ #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight pur on hold for a week because we're going to a lecture by Dean Rachel Friedman of Drisha.
127.03/ Watching the #WorldCup - because the championship game in any sport is worth watching - and choosing to support ARG because I have cousins there. Whenever I see a header I think of this C&H:
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Happy #JobsDay. Hope you’re staying healthy. #HappyHanukkah.

At 8:30 am ET @BLS_gov delivers the most-important signals abt how economy is changing.

Forecasts’ center:

+573K jobs
4.5% unemployment rate, down 0.1 percentage point (pp)
Americans have gained more income & enjoy higher levels of wealth than ever before.

We want to buy. Consumer and labor demand is high.
Biggest question in the economy: how quickly can we raise supply? Bring more labor & capital to production & boost productivity.

Success means more consumption & lower prices. COVID health risks at home & abroad remain the big obstacle, making work riskier.
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Let's talk about cheese latkes, #Chanukah, and powerful women ✊

Cheese latkes are a traditional Ashkenazi #Hanukkah dish that combines two holiday foods, oil and cheese.

While the cheese might be less known, it has IMO a far cooler story: Judith.

(See @TheRaDR thread below).
The story of Judith, a mythological tale from the Book of Judith, a book of the Biblical Apocrypha (my favorite part of the Bible, in some ways), is the story of a Jewish woman heroine.

A woman who uses her power to sacrifice, seduce, help her community, and destroy patriarchy >
> literally.

She befriends an evil general who is out to kill - and rape.
Serves him some salty cheese 🧀
He gets thirsty.
She offers him wine to quench his sleep 🍷
He gets drunk, the drunkest he has ever been.
She cuts his head off.
And places it HER FOOD BAG!
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I hate all the "#Chanukah is just a minor holiday" and "historically #Hanukkah wasn't a big deal holiday" talk.

Hasidic Jews, and others following Kabbalistic teachings, have made a huge deal out of it for centuries.

Big enough to call it (Day 8) a High Holidays extension!

I get that we hate the comparisons to Kratzmach (the Yiddish nickname for Christmas), and the commercialization of #Hanukka. Yes, it's not one of the 3 biblical festivals, but after that, it's undoubtedly the biggest holiday - albeit in many ways even bigger.

Some details:

- #Chanukah is seen as in some ways even higher than "big" holidays, exactly because it's weekdays. It makes it's spiritual/cultural significance even better.

- the food: latkes, donuts, oil food, festive meals, etc. predate commercialization.

- gifts, in form of money >

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1/n #Hanukkah comes super early this year – it starts tonight! – and in fact, this is the earliest that it *can* occur. Let’s talk about why that’s so! (thread 🧵 ) #Hanukkah2021
2/ The date of #Hanukkah is determined (no surprise) by the Hebrew calendar, not by the Gregorian calendar. More specifically, Hanukkah begins on the 25th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev...
3/ The Hebrew calendar is “lunar-solar,” which means it uses months based on the cycle of the moon’s phases, but also attempts to synch up with the annual cycle of the seasons…
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72.01/ Week seventy-two, Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2021, thread begins here.

Week 71 below.
72.02/ Schoolhouse Rock is on Disney+! I couldn't resist going through all the grammar episodes the instant I found out.…
72.03/ Re: the embarrassing #Steelers loss and the state/fate of the team going forward; this thread is pretty much on the money. This is one year in the midst of a rebuild. (I'd like to see the DC go too, though. He's coasted on talent too long)
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Estamos por comenzar #januca, la celebración de la victoria de los débiles contra los fuertes, de la santidad contra lo profano, de la luz contra la oscuridad. Pero: ¿cómo se cumple con el festejo? Sale #hilo con las leyes y costumbres de la fiesta de las luminarias.
La finalidad de la fiesta es recordar, agradecer y difundir los milagros que Dios hizo por el pueblo judío en su guerra y victoria contra el poderoso ejército griego y la reinauguración de Beit Hamikdash (pueden encontrar la historia completa en: ).
Al restaurar y consagrar nuevamente el Templo tras la profanación helénica, se encontró aceite apto para el encendido del candelabro pero solo suficiente para un día. Milagrosamente, alcanzó para ocho jornadas, tiempo necesario para la producción de nuevo óleo.
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21.01/ Continuing my thread project; week 21: Dec 6-11, 2020

Week 20 here
21.02/ Dad achievement unlocked: my thermostat is so low we need to wear sweaters in the house.

Took years to reach this level, I have so many people to thank, starting with my own father (shlit"a)...
21.03/ This is a great point below.

BTW, for me the only way boys have been 'easier' to raise than girls is that I have more first-hand experience (e.g. put your glasses in your kippah by the bedside to protect from breakage). That's it.
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#MerryChristmas2019 to y’all and #HappyHanukkah—my offering for the family celebration Christmas Day, NY styled lemon #cheesecake —crust is always the trick, been doing for >30 yrs but alas #1trickpony #mencanbake local fire dept. is on alert as that 1 yr I feel asleep .... Image
And now w/ mini-me 1 & 2 for the little kids Image
Surely there’s a pony in there somewhere —where’s the ballgame? #mencanbake Image
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This evening, the Jewish people will gather together to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Image
This holiday is a time to remember and celebrate the heroic revolt and triumph of the Maccabees, who liberated the historic land of Judea, rededicated the Second Temple in Jerusalem, and restored the right to worship freely.
During this time, we are grateful for our close ally Israel, who stands as a beacon of liberty, and shines as a bright light in one of the darkest regions in the world.
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8 valuable #Hannukah history facts:

1. The war waged by the Maccabees was exclusively to repel religious suppression not to attain sovereignty. (Prayer Text)

2. The complete defeat of the Greeks happened many years after the #Hanukkah miracle. (Josephus)
3. The Maccabees never achieved full sovereignty in the Holy land they were just afforded autonomy under the Roman empire. Which they held on for over 200 years.

4. Their autonomy allowed them to run a Jewish theocracy which is the only purpose of a Jewish Kingdom and State.
5. Talmud unambiguously states that #Hanukkah was established because of the oil miracle. Not about war victories or sovereignty.

6. While we do praise God for the victories and we somewhat commemorate it, nonetheless for the war victories alone #Hannukah would not existed.
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And the need to Define, Understand, and Cleanse

I’m not going to rewrite the story of Hanukah. You can find that everywhere stories of differing historical depth and detail.
1) #Hanukkah #HappyHanukkah
The Jews who objected 2 the aggressiveness of the Greek-Syrian regime in its attempts to destroy Judaism & objected to the tactics of those upper-class Jews who collaborated a/the regime against the culture & beliefs of their own people rose up & fought 4 what they believed & won
Their victory inspires Jewish youth today, but for most of the 2000 years of exile, this was not always the case. The Book of Maccabees was excluded from the Tanakh by our Sages lest it inflames Jewish youth & endangers their Jewish communities....3) #Maccabbees
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Merry Christmas everyone.

Powerful synthesis of the evidence thus far on #Guccifer2 from @with_integrity:

Guccifer 2.0 Game Over – Year End Review…
A Christmas present that everyone who appreciates the truth will thoroughly enjoy.…
Discussing the #Forensicator's first analysis of #NGPVAN:

"That study has been the subject of some controversy, although mostly built on conflating the findings with various interpretations of them, and with reporting on the study conducted by third parties."
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8 Crazy Nights of Fun Trade Facts: 1. The first US free trade agreement was with Israel. Signed 1985. 9 pages long. #HappyHanukkah
8 Crazy Nights of Fun Trade Facts: 2. The second law passed by Congress was the first US trade law. It included specific duties on candles of tallow (2 cents/lb.) and wax candles (6 cents/lb.). July 4, 1789. #HappyHanukkah⁠ ⁠
8 Crazy Nights of Fun Trade Facts: 3. Tonight's candle lighting is brought to you by olive oil from Italy, wicks from Israel, and a chanukiah from the US. (Bonus fact: a "menorah" has 7 branches, a "chanukiah" has eight branches, one for each night) #HappyHanukkah⁠ ⁠⁠
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