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128.01/ Week one-hundred and twenty-eight, December 24-30, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 127 below.
128.03/ 7th night: #ChodeshTov and #HappyHanukkah My windowsill with 4 menora...
128.05/ Walking to shul last night was a special trip because it's the one night when everyone lights at the same time. Walking down the block and seeing all the Chanukiyot in so many windows was a rare, special and lovely sight. #HappyChanukah everyone
128.06/ Learning extra Torah this night (I'm a Litvak, that's what we do; we even have workarounds for Tisha B'Av) in memory and the merit of all those killed on #NitelNacht over the centuries. Especially when it's on #Chanukah, Torah can't be taken from us for any reason.
128.07/ 666 Followers? What is M*sk trying to tell me? Screenshot of my profile pa...
128.08/ Have to put #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight on hold for another week: a simcha for some friends to go to for part of the family. Aw shucks, I guess I'll need to watch the 50th Anniversary of the #ImmaculateReception. #HereWeGo
128.09/ Wait, this #Steelers game is a rerun! I've seen this game 8 times this year already! Screenshot of the gamecast ...
128.10/ Translating NFL into halakhic terms, when a call is reviewed, if it's "confirmed" that means it's lichatchila but if it the "call stands" that means it's "bidieved"
128.11/ That #Steelers win is all on Franco. Rest in Peace, big man.

#HereWeGo
128.12/ New @rayadverb (Dave Barry) year in review has dropped. Gift article.
wapo.st/3hKc0YA
128.13/ Tools for my nerdy crew for the #NFLPlayoffs:
The best tool for plain scenarios is @NFLScenarios
nflplayoffscenarios.com

For magic numbers
playoffstatus.com/nfl/afclosemag…

Standard tools
ESPN espn.com/nfl/playoffs/m…
&
NYTimes: nytimes.com/interactive/20…
128.13b/ I just discovered my thread got split along the way. So, it continues here and I'll need to find a way to make it one thread. Shazbot.
128.18/ I'm not claiming anything but I got 2 candles still burning 6 hours later and that's how I like my #Chanukah lighting to leave the stage, with a stubborn thematic encore. Same location as pictured i...
128.19/ The playlist this week of #Chanukah has been the two standards:


Also anything with "fire" or "light" (just to keep the tunes spinning). So "Fire" by The Ohio Players, "Fire" by Hendrix, even "Smoke on the Water" (why not?)
128.20/ This thread is very persuasive for why #diehardisachristmasmovie & I like joining in on the debate as an act of comedic resistance, but sadly I have a personally compelling counterproof: I enjoy Die Hard. I viscerally cannot watch a real Xmas film.
128.21/ I need a sequel to the Beatles song "No Reply" from the woman's perspective. It'd be titled "Get The Hint" or "I Have (A Stalker)"
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Reply_…
128.22/ Awright @LlamaInaTux's year in review dropped. This was a great, nostalgic read last year. Finding myself saying "that was this year?" or "Oh right, that" etc. over and over.
128.23/ This is my favorite time of the secular year, Dec. 26-Jan 1. There's an atmosphere of taking things easy, as if the entire country agrees that for this week we're on low-key vacation. Add on the retrospectives (see above) and my own nostalgia for earlier times. It's nice.
128.24/ So many other team fanbases need the Chargers to lose on #MNF to keep their playoff hopes alive, it feels like a nearly the whole country is rooting against them, which is giving me strong #GlassOnion vibes.
128.25a/ Tomlin gives it a silver lining - the game was flexed because it's relevant - but this is bittersweet: I got a great gift of tickets for this game! But moving to 8pm messes up all my plans & we're scrambling to adjust (if even possible)
128.25b/ I also want to apologize to the entirety of #SteelerNation ahead of time because in all my years of attending games, my team rarely wins (if ever). If we lose, I do feel it will be partially my fault. But it's worth the risk, because this was a very nice gift. #HereWeGo
128.26/ #ChochmatNashim for #Vayigash 5783. @ChochmatNashim

Downloadable PDF with active links. Shiurim on the parsha by orthodox women scholars:
drive.google.com/file/d/196DC3y…
128.27/ I'm on the road for Shabbas, so I will end this early. Stay safe everyone and #ShabbatShalom!

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Week 199 below. #HappyMothersDay2024
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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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198.02/ #ChochmatNashim for #AchareiMot & #Kedoshim 5783. @ChochmatNashim

It's going to be hard updating the 5784 edition before Shabbas, so please enjoy this "classic" version from last year. Divrei Torah from Orthodox women scholars on the parsha.
drive.google.com/file/d/136A4pd…
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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!
drive.google.com/file/d/1uNKU5O…
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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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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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