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93.01/ Week ninety-three, April 23-29, 2022, thread begins here. #ShavuahTov & Isru Chag Sameach

Week 92 below.
93.02/ Happy chametz-fressing for all who celebrate. Personally, I need to wait until 11pm for reasons passing all understanding. A box of donuts
93.04/ I try to discount tone of people warning me of upcoming disaster. I actively work against a tendency to dismiss "shrill" "hysterical" or even "annoying." What I do require, though, is accountability for predictions. It's how I reject Chicken Littles & winnow Wolf Cry-ers
93.05/ For those who had a rough #Pesach because of lack of disability accommodations/compassion, I'm open to hearing what would have helped. Halakha requires me/us to remove stumbling blocks to serving Hashem.

For my prev. work:

93.06/ Insightful thread from someone I've enjoyed following for years (even though I have no idea who he is), re: the MSM
93.07/ #MyArcadeLove hard to choose between Spy Hunter and Gauntlet.

Spy Hunter because I loved 007

Gauntlet because I loved D&D plus it was great collaborative gameplay

About that:

93.08/ #MyBigFatGreekWedding was a well made, enjoyable, comedy that I had hoped would lead to more of the same. Here's the creator briefly describing the struggle to have it made (and likely why studios are still resisting the model/genre)
93.09/ Wait, was there a sign up list to use this thing? Did I miss it? I was told I already use space lasers...
93.10/ Get someone to love you the way the OU loves making things unnecessarily Dairy.
93.11/ Two things about this:

First, yes, absolutely:

Second, I didn't realize there was a "Chumash" culture. Maybe they're Karaites?
93.12/ Where I am right now about the MelonUsk takeover
(1) I guess I should unblock him now
(2) My experience with FB, which I left a few years ago, heightens my vigilance for little changes that will make me leave this site.
(3) I don't wanna leave, but safety first!
93.13/ I like this framing re: disability & accommodations

93.15/ So, not just me? (BTW, being on Twitter increases the likelihood you're not the "oh")
93.16/ If you felt a fluctuation in reality last night or today it's not because of The Thin Skinned Afrikaner's twitter gambit rather because my youngest has finally gotten a phone. We're all living in her world now, and we should be better off for it :) #SkynetIsSelfAware
93.17/ Yet another anti-Zionist group that is openly antisemitic. Harassing Jewish students on #Rutgers campus for just existing and celebrating #Passover.

jewishpress.com/news/us-news/n…
93.18/ God help me but I actually agree with this statement. It's why I like the app so much.
93.19/ Without question, it was the night when Sen. John McCain voted against the repeal of the ACA. It was everything the app was made to do. I felt a sense of community in a shred event of national impact of life and death.
93.20/ I missed this from 2 weeks ago and reading the story makes my head hurt but it's got to mean something when one of the greatest soccer players in English history
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bec…
actively runs towards his Jewish heritage.
timesofisrael.com/brooklyn-beckh…
93.21/ Thank you, Sun, for somehow keeping that buzzsaw Jupiter the heck away from me.

- Signed: Earth

93.22/ I've been pacing my home like a caged lion since yesterday when I had a positive COVID test; had to cancel 2 special days with friends & a yearly conference. I'm asymptomatic (thank God for vaccines!) & feeling fine. And pizza has taste & smell (yay). So far so good.
93.23/ Thursday began 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:)
93.24/ So not only did I miss my important once a year conference because I have COVID but I'm missing Rabbi Shalom Rosner this Shabbas. We were in Rav Rosensweig's shiur in RIETS at the same time (he right in front, me cowering in the back). I'm sad I'll miss his live Torah. [Poster from Hamizrachi abo...
93.24b/ R'Rosner & me being in the same shiur reminds me, l'havdil, of how R'Yochanan described Rav (Abba Arikha) in Rebbe's shiur. RY in back while Rav was spitting fire (Torah) in front. I.e. it was clear to all that R'Rosner was going to be great.
sefaria.org/Chullin.137b.1… From Talmud Bavli Chullin 1...
93.25/ Today I learned: the Ukrainian garrison on Snake Island were captured alive & not killed. Good for them.

It takes some of the poetry away from the sinking of the Moskva, but the Liberty Valance Rules apply. (Pic isn't mine)
bbc.com/news/world-eur…
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on… Picture of a Russian ship w...
93.26/ For all the criticism the CDC has received (never send a bench scientist to do a social scientists' job, let alone a decent PR team), this COVID-Quarantine calculator was very useful:
cdc.gov/coronavirus/20…
93.27/ Note to the Far Left: the reason people yell at you when you say the Dems are the same as the GOP, or that they "haven't done anything," is because the fascist threat is imminent and voting Blue is crucial to stopping that fate.

Truce, OK?
93.28/ Loading the question: "Is the new buzzword about cultural sociology, 'vibes,' the same thing as 'social construction" into my brain and letting the CPU chew on it over Shabbas. Maybe. Mayyyyybe.
93.30/ Brief #NFLDraft reaction: My father taught at Pitt for decades so I must support the R1 selection.

Goodell having Franco Harris celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Immaculate Reception in front of a home Raiders crowd was such an amazing burn.
93.31/ My response to the stalwarts looking for allies who will try to tough out a MelonUsk takeover of twitter - I resisted during TFG's time, I'll resist now:
93.33/ Shabbas is getting close; Rosh Chodesh Iyar begins Sunday, and there's so many commemorative days to, uh, memorate. Stay safe everyone! #ShabbatShalom

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cnn.com/2015/03/02/opi…
199.03/ This is great.

IMO the 2 best are (1) PIT-BAL b/c both teams are always good, the games always close, violent & have playoff implications. (2) NYG-PHI b/c no matter how good/bad either are the game can go either way & the fanbases HATE each other.
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drive.google.com/file/d/136A4pd…
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yu.edu/news/yu/yeshiv…
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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!
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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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