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A happy #RoshHashana to friends celebrating the Jewish New Year. Here's a 🎞️ from #Cairo #Egypt synagogue ringing in the new year. This year's Rosh Hashanah marks the start of year 5783 in the Hebrew calendar. #ShanaTova to friends everywhere.
#Türkiye's President #Erdogan extends greetings for #RoshHashanah Holiday of Jewish community to "bring peace and welfare to all the Jews, including our Jewish citizens,” a statement said.

There is a special touch to this year's Jewish new year #RoshHashana that coincides with the 2nd anniversary of #AbrahamAccords. Synagogues from #Morocco to #Tunisia #Egypt #Bahrain #UAE #Iran #Turkey #Azerbaijan & other #Muslim nations join the occasion.

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61.01/ Week sixty-one, Sept. 11-17, 2021, thread begins here.

Week 60 below
61.02/ I am a fan of the professional sport of American Football and, as a child of Pittsburgh, a particular avid supporter of the #Steelers. I apologize ahead of time for some intemperate comments that may be made during the season which could be non-sequitur for non-NFLers.
61.03/ From last night at the #Mets-Yankees game, a scandal that Fox's cameras lingered on that hateful flag. Ironically it symbolizes the way 9-11 was perverted by corrupt bad-actors from day one.

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Every #RoshHashanah I reflect on this one prayer: Avinu Malekeinu. This prayer creates a strong juxtaposition: we provide to G-d deep reflection & merciful prayer for ourselves while, at the same time, demanding of G-d action for injustice others suffered at no fault of their own
It is easy for us to reflect inward on our own faults, sins, things we wish we had done, and seek mercy for those trespasses. But what can we say about our neighbors, the innocent, who suffer from pestilence, war, famine, captivity, destruction, iniquity, religious persecution?
For those neighbors, whether they live down the block, or around the world, we demand action from Avinu Malkeinu. But, these two concepts merge, as my rabbi once told me: if we treat our neighbors as we would treat ourselves, then we would not need mercy & the hungry would be fed
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1/ These are two very solid threads by @Mandalorthodox about what is evidently a hot topic on JTwitter: a familiar (to me) inter-denominational fracas about authenticity and validity.

2/ I usually stay out of these discussions because of my heavy footprint: both as an Orthodox rabbi and a Ph.D. in Jewish studies & sociology. My dissertation deals directly with these topics. See especially ch. 1 & ch. 5 (Conclusion).…
3/ Yet I'll add two points from my expert perspective:
1) Many non-Orthodox claims are as polemical & doctrinaire as the O are presumed to be. Ironically, each denomination has orthodoxies. Saying "Jews believe X" (like "no afterlife") is actually just one side in a debate.
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58.01/ Week fifty-eight, Aug. 21-27, 2021, thread begins here.

Week 57 thread below.
58.02/ This article, sporting footnote numbers in superscript without any accompanying - um, ya know, actual - notes, has big "lazily plagiarized from Wikipedia" vibes to it.…
58.03/ OTOH, this is an absolutely crucial piece in the Jewish Press by Rabbi Daniel Z. Feldman, explaining and expanding on the ruling of Harav Hershel Schachter, that getting the COVID vaccine is halakhically required. Demanded.…
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I will shortly be tweeting about the spiritual significance of #RoshHashanah for Muslims. Both Judaism and Islam share so much but Rosh Hashana has so much of its spiritual significance in the Islamic faith as much as in the Jewish one.
The key things that any Muslim will identify with #RoshHashanah are “Yom Ha Din”, “Shofar” and perhaps the verse recited in the selichot “El Melech Yoshev al kise Rachamim”...
Rosh Hashanah is also called Yom Ha din (day of judgment) or in Arabic, Yawm Al Din يوم الدين. Muslims supplicate God 5 times a day by reciting the Quranic Surah that includes “مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ”
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Una de las bases del pueblo judío y la razón de su éxito a lo largo de la historia aparece en la #perasha de la semana y suele pasar desapercibida: prohibido desentenderse.

No es sólo un precepto. Es una forma de vida.
Dos amigos aventureros decidieron recorrer un río en un bote inflable. Ahorraron lo suficiente, se pidieron vacaciones del trabajo, sacaron pasajes, compraron el bote y las provisiones necesarias y se lanzaron a la aventura.
Luego de horas de avión, tiempo en micro y un largo tramo caminando por la selva con sus pesadas mochilas de camping, llegaron por fin al imponente río. Entre la vegetación se escuchaba el rugir de las aguas. Inflaron su bote y se hicieron al agua.
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