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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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There is a profound difference between #history and #memory. History is HIS story - an event that happened sometime else to someone else. Memory is MY #story - something that happened to me and is part of who I am.
To be a #Jew is to know that over and above history is the task of memory. More than any other #faith, #Judaism made this a matter of religious obligation.
#Pesach is when we recount not our history but our collective memory as a people, where the past does not die but lives, in the chapter we write in our own lives and in the story we tell our children.
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Chapter 1:
In #Persia, in days long ago
The king tossed 'em back like a pro.
But he wasn't amused
when Queen #Vashti refused,
so he opted to change status quo.

Chapter 2:
#Achashveirosh's anger was shed
and he thought, "It's about time I be wed."
Then just as was planned,
he took #Esther's hand --
though her or'gins she kept in her head.

Chapter 3 (part 1):
The royal advisers just stared
when #Mordechai wasn't prepared
to bow to a man
whose Amalekite clan
had too often in mem'ry been spared.
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(#Pesach / #Passover thread...) When people talk about religion, they tend to speak about beliefs. Which, for Jews, is very odd.
Yes, belief is important, but for us, religion is fundamentally about rituals, the things we do together as an expression of collective memory and shared ideals.
Ritual is the poetry of deed, the choreography of faith, and nowhere is this clearer than on Pesach.

On it, we tell the story of the framing event of Jewish history, the exodus from Egypt and the long walk from slavery to freedom.
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