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117.01/ Week one-hundred and seventeen, October 8-14, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 116 below.
117.03/ I love this Lindor video on so many levels. First of all, it's cute. Second, more working dads taking care of kids!

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116.01/ Week one-hundred and sixteen, October 1-7, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 115 below.
116.02/ Another semi-she'hechiyanu today is the first day of "oatmeal and coffee for breakfast" season --which is distinct but overlapping with "soup season," and likely simultaneous with pumpkin-spice season, which I do not celebrate.
116.03/ #ChochmatNashim for #YomKippur 5783, as a google doc. This is a hasty draft, really incomplete, but the best I can do.…
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63.01/ Week sixty-three, Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2021, thread begins here. #MoadimLeSimcha #Sukkot

Week 62 below.
63.02a/ Cataloging: there are 9 days in this 5782 #Sukkot holiday cluster. 5 are Yom Tov or Shabbat, 2 are the days before. That leaves 2 actual full days to get anything done, Thursday and Sunday. Two day yuntifs are hard! By #SimchatTorah, I'm as spiritually dry as my aravot. Famous parody cover of a Be...
63.02b/ That great parody cover of The Berenstain Bears and "Too Much Yuntif" was evidently made by Rafi Skier as per this link below.…
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62.01/ Week sixty-two, Sept. 18-25, 2021, thread begins there.

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62.02/ A custom on #YomKippur is to wear a kittel, an all white garment that has ambivalent symbolism: men wear one under their wedding canopy and they are also buried in it. I mentioned to a physician friend that it can also be seen as "Jewish scrubs."
62.03/ "But life is ironic" is just boss-level shade. I mean, I have my theological differences with the pontiff, but I can imagine we see eye-to-eye about anti-vaxxers.(h.t. @dick_nixon)

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

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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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Las redes sociales forman parte integral de la vida de la millones de personas. ¿Alguna vez nos pusimos a analizar sus consecuencias? ¿Pueden las cuatro especies de #sucot esconder un secreto para ayudarnos a manejar el asunto? #TheSocialDilemma #ElDilemaDeLasRedesSociales
El mundo pone a nuestra disposición herramientas y las mismas no suelen ser intrínsecamente buenas o malas. Es el usuario quien les da sentido. Un cuchillo puede cortar la comida y una piedra puede convertirse en parte de una pared pero también puede ser usados para agredir.
El desarrollo tecnológico nos permite constantemente contar con herramientas cada vez más poderosas. Pasamos de andar a pie a montar animales, de los carruajes a los automóviles, de los aviones a hélice a las naves espaciales.
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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

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¿Crees que el juicio Divino termina en #IomKipur? ¿Nunca viste gente golpeando ramas de sauce contra el piso? ¿No sabes que quiere decir #PitkaTava o #HaGuitnKvitl? Este #hilo sobre #HoshanaRaba es para vos: "#HoshanaRabbah culminando un proceso"
El año judío comienza con los temibles días de #RoshHashana y #IomKipur en los que la humanidad es juzgada por Dios en base a sus actos y se decreta lo que ocurrirá en el nuevo año. Inmediatamente después viene la festividad de #Sucot.
#Sukkot son siete días donde reina la alegría. Se abandonan las propiedades y la vida se traslada a la #suca. Todos los días de la festividad se juntan las 4 especies y se da una vuelta con ellas alrededor del rollo de la #Torá, pidiendo por a Dios por asistencia.
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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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#Sukkot is the only festival about which Tanach says that it will one day be celebrated by the whole world (Zechariah 14: 16-19). The twenty-first century is teaching us what this might mean.
For most of history, most people have experienced a universe that did not change fundamentally in their lifetimes.
But there have been rare great ages of transition: the birth of agriculture, the first cities, the dawn of civilisation, the invention of printing, and the industrial revolution. These were destabilising times, and they brought disruption in their wake.
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Estamos aún en la fiesta de #pesaj pero los días ya no son festivos. ¿De que se trata entonces #Jolhamoed?

Hilo va.
En el calendario judío, los días de pueden clasificar según el grado de santidad (definir este concepto queda para otro hilo).
Si de ustedes dependiera, ¿cual dirían que es el día más santo del año?
La base de la escala son los días "comunes", llamados jol que literalmente se puede traducir como profanos o carentes de santidad.
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As we approach the end of #Sukkot and head into #SheminiAtzeret and #SimchatTorah, here is a short thread (taken from the introduction to my @korenpublishers #Sukkot mahzor) about the duality in #Judaism of universality and particularity. I wish you all a #ChagSameach (again!). Image
@korenpublishers #Sukkot represents more clearly than any other festival the dualities in Judaism. The four kinds - the #lulav and #etrog - are a symbol of the land of #Israel, while the #sukkah reminds us of exile.
@korenpublishers The four kinds are a ritual of rain, while eating in the sukkah depends on the absence of rain. Above all, though, there is a tension between the universality of nature and the particularity of history.
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The power of #Sukkot is that it takes us back to the most elemental roots of our being. You don’t need to live in a palace to be surrounded by clouds of glory. You don’t need to be rich to buy yourself the same leaves and fruit that a billionaire uses in worshipping God. Image
Living in the #sukkah and inviting guests to your meal, you discover – such is the premise of Ushpizin, the mystical guests – that the people who have come to visit you are none other than Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their wives.
What makes a hut more beautiful than a home is that when it comes to Sukkot there is no difference between the richest of the rich and the poorest of the poor. We are all strangers on earth, temporary residents in God’s almost eternal universe.
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For the record, I know nothing about astrology.
I love Astronomy!!!
I was even on the core team during the repair the Hubble Telescope while the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) which was installed during Servicing Mission 4 (STS-125) in May 2009.
Astronomy (from Greek: ἀστρονομία) is a natural science that studies celestial objects & phenomena. It applies mathematics, physics, & chemistry, in an effort to explain the origin of those objects & phenomena & their evolution. I love looking at the stars.
Objects of interest include planets, moons, stars, galaxies, & comets; the phenomena include supernova explosions, gamma ray bursts, & cosmic microwave background radiation. More generally, all phenomena that originate outside Earth's atmosphere are w/in the purview of astronomy.
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