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79.01/ Week seventy-nine, January 15-21, 2022, thread here.

Week 78 below.
79.02/ Every erev-Shabbas I say 'stay safe' and while that's generally about the pandemic, for my fellow Jews it's also about the onslaught of antisemitism that assaults us since the dominance of unchecked hate on social media which led to the rise of Trump (ym'sh) and others.
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Here is an idea from this week's commentary essay on #Yitro: ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง bit.ly/2SjZX4o / ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ bit.ly/2SoM8C5 / ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ bit.ly/38jToEM / ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท bit.ly/38qkn1m / ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆFamily Edition bit.ly/2OP8lXE / Listen spoti.fi/33Npq9s. #ShabbatShalom Image
Why does #Judaism distinguish between the universality of God and the particularity of our relationship with Him? Answer: because this helps us solve the single greatest problem humanity has faced since earliest times. How can I recognise the dignity and integrity of the โ€˜otherโ€™?
History and biology have written into the human mind a capacity for altruism toward the people like us, and aggression toward the people not like us. We are good, they are bad.
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Here is a thread from my Covenant & Conversation essay on #Yitro called "Mount Sinai and the Birth of Freedom". You can read it in full here: bit.ly/2DxebYz & download the accompanying Family Edition here: bit.ly/2FZp7zK. #ShabbatShalom
The revelation at Mount Sinai โ€“ the central episode not only of the parsha of Yitro, but of Judaism as a whole โ€“ was unique in the religious history of mankind.
Other faiths (Christianity and Islam) call themselves religions of revelation, but in both cases the revelation of which they spoke was to an individual (โ€œthe son of God,โ€ โ€œthe prophet of Godโ€).
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