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136.01/ Week one-hundred and thirty-six, February 18-24, 2023, thread begins here.

Week 135 below.
136.02/ Just got the message that M*sk is removing 2 factor authentication unless I pony up 8 bucks a month. Yeah, it's getting pretty unsafe here. See thread below:
136.03/ #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight continues: my kids requested another Simpson's showing, so I chose 3 episodes from the great 5th season
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82.01/ Week eighty-two, February 5-11, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 81 below.
82.02/ #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight continues, an all-timer, a cornerstone of the nerd canon, one of the greatest cultural touchstones of comedy, "Monty Python's Holy Grail"
82.03/ OLP links for #Terumah (sorry it's late; technical difficulties):
5779 Sally Mayer
5780 Tikva Blaukopf…
5781 Peta Jones Pellach…
5782 (none; so here's JOFA's) Amy Newman…
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81.01/ Week eighty-one, January 29-February 4, 2022, thread here.

Week 80 below.
81.02/ #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight continues. Another all-time favorite: "Big Trouble in Little China"
81.03/ For #CINvsKC, naturally I would like the Bengals to lose and - if it's not too much to ask - by more than 21 so the Steelers playoff loss doesn't look quite as terrible as it did (at least on paper)
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31.97b/ The third section of this week's thread starts here.

Part one is here:

Part two here:
31.98/ #Parsha thought: is there any two parshiyot where there's a more jarring transition in topic and tone than between #Mishpatim and #Terumah? The whole Torah changes, even. From a set of stories and comprehensible laws to: Architecture! Gold weirdness!
31.99/ Just found out that Dr. Meir Tamari z'l passed away Jan 20, 2021. Just so many leaders in Modern Orthodoxy are being lost this past year.


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31.52b/ This is a continuation of the week 31 (Feb. 13-19) thread which is getting too big for stable threading. This is an experiment for this week: to split a thread when it gets to 50 or so.

Part one is here:
31.53/ I've been thinking the same thing (not so well put, of course). How did Skype become the fax machine of this tech crisis?
31.54/ This is good to see! I'm glad the effects are empirically demonstrated.

It's nice when virtue is demonstrably effective. Social science for the win!
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Here's a thread from my #Terumah essay. Full essay: 🇬🇧 / 🇮🇱 / 🇪🇸 / 🇫🇷 / 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Family Edition / 🎧 Listen #ShabbatShalom Image
There is a strange provision of Jewish law. “Even a poor person who is dependent on tzedakah (charity) is obligated to give tzedakah to another person.” On the face of it, this makes no sense at all. Why should a person who depends on charity be obligated to give charity?
The principle of tzedakah is surely that one who has more than they need should give to one who has less than they need. By definition, someone who is dependent on tzedakah does not have more than they need.
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Here is a thread from my Covenant & Conversation essay on #Terumah called "A Portable Home". You can read it in full here: & download the accompanying Family Edition here: #ShabbatShalom Image
If the concept of the Mishkan, the Tabernacle, is that God lives in the human heart whenever it opens itself unreservedly to heaven, then its physical location is irrelevant.
Thus the way was open, seven centuries later, to the synagogue: the supreme statement of the idea that if God is everywhere, He can be reached anywhere.
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