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I'm not "orthodox" but I usually am not active on Twitter on #Shabbat ...usually...but certain alerts today called me to defend the People Israel against enemies, which Rav #Kahane said is especially a mitzvah.
I was appalled today to see tweets from last night in which not just one, but multiple Jews actually are promoting the idea that Electronic Intifada is a reliable source and that Jewish conservative Stephen Miller is a white nationalist.
These people are not only drawing the attention of the WNs by riding their keywords, but they're reinforcing the "Fellow white people" stereotype/meme suggesting Jews want to be accepted as White. They are offended by antisemites like the Noticer, yet cry out to be "Noticed".
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Thread -> Of all the festivals, #Sukkot is surely the one that speaks most powerfully to our time. #Kohelet - which we will read this #Shabbat - could almost have been written in the 21st century.
Here is the picture of ultimate success, the man who has pursued everything this world can offer from pleasure to possessions to power to wisdom. And yet, surveying the totality of his life, he can only say, in effect, “Meaningless, meaningless, everything is meaningless.”
Kohelet’s failure to find meaning is directly related to his obsession with the “I” and the “Me”: “I built for myself. I gathered for myself. I acquired for myself.” The more he pursues his desires, the emptier his life becomes.
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What is so special about #Shabbat? Three things. First, it introduces in the most vivid way the idea of limits. We can’t produce, consume and deplete our resources constantly with no constraints and no thought for future generations.
Second, it creates for one day a week a world in which values are not determined by money or its equivalent. On Shabbat you can’t buy or sell or pay for someone’s services. It is the most tangible expression of the moral limits of markets.
Whether in the synagogue or at home, relationships are determined by other things altogether, by a sense of kinship, belonging and mutual responsibility.
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