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38.01/ Week 38, April 4-9, 2021, begins here.

Week 37 linked below
38.02/ From last night, following the 9 Day Passover Of Twenty-Twenty-One
38.03/ The wisdom/motivation of changing the name associated with your group depends on who gave the name in the first place.

If the majority imposed the original name: understandable way to reframe stigma

If you chose the original name: you're not fooling anybody prunes
38.04/ My kids tell me that the vaccine is called a "Fauci Ouchie" and I love that.

I bless you all to receive your Fauci-Ouchie soon, in good health.
38.05/ I really want this to be true

How it can be: I was gifted a t-shirt from China & was told it said "People of the Book." Later, my friend told me the shirt actually just said "Book" (BTW, his holding back laughter was gold). IMO, the OP is plausible
38.06/ Nice. This 7th inning is revenge by the #Mets for last night's error laden meltdown that ruined yet another scintillating DeGrom start
38.07/ Two very good articles from Magdi Semrau from Alternet, which I receive from my subscription to the Stoehr "Editorial Board" - one of my favorite reads of the week. I highly recommend Stoehr's work, and Semrau's
stoehr.substack.com
alternet.org/author/magdise…
38.08/ I will endeavor, when I reprimand/scold/chide/whatever someone on their use of a bigoted term/concept/trope, to quickly provide them with a easily usable alternative.

I will thus also need to quickly devise a set of actually useful alternatives ASAP.
38.09/ Read this last night and said "This is profound and I need to spend time thinking about it" and that holds even more given today is #YomHaShoah

38.10/ I enjoy Twitter and read it for news & all forms of education. But the fact that people are afraid to post about #YomHaShoah because they'll get dogpiled by enthusiastic & cruel N*zis demonstrates that the website is built on flawed principles.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_o… Famous 3 panel comic entitl...
38.11/ Brilliant line and important thread about fascist propaganda and the assault on voting rights: "disinformation offers permission, not persuasion"

38.12/ New book from my sister-in-law @LeahCypess!
"Thornwood, is told from the point of view of Sleeping Beauty’s little sister, and is going to kick off a series of retellings, called Sisters Ever After, about “the sisters the fairy tales left out.”"
tor.com/2021/04/07/fai…
38.13/ Today begins the modern Jewish history week, between #YomHaShoah and #YomHaAtzmaut, which is when I recommend reading "Faith & Destiny" by Rav J.B. Soloveitchik.

(It's #5 in my list of books every Jew should read, see thread below:)

38.14/ This is a good entry in the most recent Twitter Humor Template.

(I wonder if there's a record of this somewhere because certain jokes travel through the meme-stream, live like mayflies and then become passé in just a few days)

38.15/ Wrote this last year. It still holds. We've played 3.5 games and we've left about ten thousand guys on base in scoring position. Did we back the team bus over a witch's bicycle or something?

38.16/ Behold! This example by Perlstein is a great example of what I broadly describe as a "sampling error" (note, I agree with him)

38.17/ Wrote this about the slimy end to yesterday's Mets game. Cheating isn't winning in sports. That's the WHOLE POINT of sports.

38.18/ Strong agree. The fight still goes on, the brutes are fighting hard to regain power, but we won this round and we can enjoy the ability to right the wrongs

38.19/ An excellent distillation of the proper attitude in fighting the dangerous kooks: don't out argue them (which is your paradigm), out power them (which is the paradigm they understand)

38.21/ This should be useful, Shmuel Rosner @rosnersdomain generally knows what he's talking about. #IsraElex4 #israelelections

jewishlink.news/features/43178…
38.22/ Time to pull up the rug on this week. I had a successful second trip to the Meadowlands, thanks to @sthorntonflute!, and that took some time away.

Have a #ShabbatShalom everybody

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196.01/ Week one-hundred and ninety-six, April 13-19, 2024, thread begins here.

Week 195 below.
196.02/ Still holds true (from last year)
196.03/ #NachasAlert: My son has a big article (pages 4-6) in this week's Torah journal from his high school #Metzora-#HaGadol. Enjoy!
drive.google.com/file/d/1uNKU5O…
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195.01/ Week one-hundred and ninety-five, April 6-12, 2024, thread begins here.

Week 194 below.
195.02/ Happy #Eclipse2024 Day for all who celebrate. Here's an interesting article about the halakhic implications of an eclipse by Rabbi Dov Linzer:
blogs.timesofisrael.com/solar-eclipse-…
195.03/ #Eclipse2024 My extended family went to a place of 100% totality and took this picture a few minutes ago. For me its 90% and can't be photographed (which is one reason I said shehechiyanu). Not paskening for anyone else, but for me this is a religious experience. The total eclipse of April 8, 2024
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Apr 2
194.01/ Week one-hundred and ninety-four, March 30-April 5, 2024, thread begins here.

Week 193 below.
194.02/ #ChochmatNashim for #Shemini 5784.
@ChochmatNashim
Downloadable PDF with working links to Divrei Torah by Orthodox women scholars on the parsha and other topics of the week. #Shmini #HaChodesh
drive.google.com/file/d/1bFHTfW…
194.03/ This is, 'how you say?, "awesome sauce"
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Mar 24
193.01/ Week one-hundred and ninety-three, March 23-29, 2024, thread begins here.

Week 192 below. #HappyPurim!
193.02/ This is now my preferred pshat
193.03/ #NachasAlert: Final (so far) tally of times my son leyned Megillah seven times; 3 last night, four times today. Including once for a home-bound Shoah survivor. So proud.
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Mar 17
192.01/ Week one-hundred and ninety-two, March 16-22, 2024, thread begins here.

Week 191 below.
192.02/ So today is #ZayinAdar and Saint Patrick's Day during Ramadan. What could go wrong?
192.03/ There's a resonance in having a fast that commemorates a community sacrifice for soldiers fighting a defensive war against raging antisemites. #TaanitEsther

And, hey, it's working already!
"IDF says 650 terror operatives captured at Shifa..."
timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry…
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Mar 10
191.01/ Week one-hundred and ninety-one, March 9-15, 2024, thread begins here.

Week 190 below.
191.02/ Last #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight of the season. How to top last week, and with a movie my youngest hasn't seen yet? "Fletch (1985)" en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fletch_(f…
191.03/ I agree with Prof. Simkovich, re: the Oscar guy.

Also, I see people wrestling to make sense of his convoluted phrasing, but I'm not inclined to give the benefit of the doubt to a declaration that inherently refuses to give others the same benefit.
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