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Apr 18 13 tweets 15 min read
92.01/ Week ninety-two, April 16-22 (17-21), 2022, thread begins here. #MoadimLiSimcha Happy #Passover #CholHaMoedLife

Week 91 below.
92.02/ This has been one of the busiest #CholHaMoed periods I've had in years. Many things are opening up again while I recognize the window may be closing again so we're doing errands (like getting drivers licenses, passports etc). I'm actually looking forward to yuntif to rest!
92.03/ This is very nice! #Disability accommodations are always a good thing. #LGM

92.04/ @TheRaDR's latest class is about the #tachash and while I have my own opinions on the subject, she has some incredible gifs of rainbow unicorns which themselves are worth a visit/read/subscription. See an example of one below.…
92.05/ Screaming into the halakhic void here but having the Israeli and Chutz L'Aretz calendars be off from this week until JULY 30th is bonkers. Make next Chu"l Shabbos be Acharei Mot-Kedoshim and be done with it! But nooooo, I've got to juggle two parshas for 3 months!
92.06/ #Pesach lifehack: while diet-coke tastes like liquid regret, adding a splash or two of Dr. Brown's Black Cherry soda makes it taste like a cromulent cherry coke.

92.08/ The Crazy @MuppetRabbi started 2 years ago on #Pesach , here's my favorite comment on the holiday but more of his felt-filled thoughts below:
92.11/ Please, everyone have a wonderful end of Chag and - depending on your location - an 8th day of #Pesach or a stam Shabbos where you have to stay pesadik [chuckle]. Stay safe and #ShabbatShalom!

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Apr 14
1/ First, I really appreciate hearing from you about what I wrote. You're much more of an expert, and have more experience, than I have and you're also much more in the trenches, so that means I take what you say very seriously.
2/ I am worried that I was unclear with my thoughts because now a few people have come to conclusions I did not intend. Such is the price of social media writing. (I'm writing this on my phone too, but I want to clear this up ASAP)
3/ But this is a deadly serious subject and I do not want to hurt people by saying things unartfully. I will try first to restate my basic principles and if it still doesn't make sense I will be happy to talk with you over the phone.
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Apr 13
1/ #ReshetKeshet #Passover2022
I was asked a question about autistic food sensitivities and #Pesach and I've been able to present the issue to one of my poskim and I want to detail the answer, in basic terms, for public consumption (no pun intended)
2/ This is part of my larger project of translating disability issues into halakhic language. IMO there are so many people in needless pain. Yet knowledgeable Orthodox Jews will understand that Jewish law is broad, deep & rich to accommodate any issue.
3/ I am not a posek, I am operating as a "halakhist" - basically a legal scholar with an expertise in medical issues (among others) - and IMO while invisible disabilities lack overt signs, they can be "translated" by seeing the behavior surrounding them.
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Apr 12
1/ A thread to detail a way forward for JOFA, for their teshuva.

Disclosure: I am friends with some of the victims as well as some on the board. I've been tangentially connected to JOFA over decades. One of my first published pieces is in their journal…
2/ Ironically, that piece was in reaction to the Lanner scandal at the OU and the founders of JOFA, who were in the congregation the Shabbat I delivered the original sermon in 2000, appreciated this line: "If we don’t listen to women, when are we going to listen to girls?"
3/ There are 2 principal wrongs in how these cases are treated: (1) the victim needs carry their case forward which is re-traumatizing and should be seen as perpetuating the alleged abuse; (2) Outside investigation is necessary but should be "zabla" (see:)…
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Apr 10
91.01/ Week ninety-one, April 9-15, 2022, thread begins here. (Third attempt)

Week 90 below.
91.02/ This is awful, tragic news to read right after Shabbas. How horrible. My deep condolences to the Haskins family.
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Apr 3
90.01/ Week ninety, April 2-8, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 89 below.
90.02/ Was not a fan of "Is it COVID or is it allergies or is it a cold" season the first two times and I can honestly say the third time is definitely not the charm.
90.03/ This is a really great thread, esp. re: translating vernacular thoughts into corporate-speak.

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