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Plagues Suck (or: Passover in a time of plague)

A friend called me the oth­er day won­der­ing why the Hebrew word ״מַכּוֹת״ in the phrase: “אֵלּוּ עֶשֶׂר מַכּוֹת שֶׁהֵבִיא הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא עַל הַמִּצְרִים בְּמִצְרַיִם, וְאֵלּוּ הֵן:” is trans­lat­ed as “plagues”. He, an Israeli whose orig­i­nal lan­guage is Hebrew … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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keep those cards coming

chang­ing tech­nolo­gies orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished Octo­ber 2011; updat­ed August 2018 Most peo­ple who know me under­stand that I am not averse to tech­no­log­i­cal change. I have been inter­ested in how com­mu­ni­ca­tions tech­nolo­gies have been used and changed for many years. In June of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Be Happy, It’s Adar! (again)

On 15 Feb­ru­ary, 2018, in hon­or of Rosh Ḥodesh Adar 5778: The Hebrew text around the edge says: MiShenich­nas Adar Mar­bim BeS­im­cha(When Adar Comes, Joy Is Increased) משניכנס אדר מרבין בשימחה Date: 1980s? Size: 4.4 cm Pin Form: clasp Print … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Let’s all do the al chet (1)

[A slight vari­ant of this page appears here 10 times. In each the text remains essen­tial­ly the same. How­ev­er, I will add a link to a new “sur­vey” each time.] I have writ­ten else­where, that I came to the rab­binate out of “poli­ty” not … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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building tabernacles of peace

May our efforts spread clouds of glo­ry as we build true taber­na­cles of peace. Sifra to Psalm 18:11–12 and Sid­dur: Ma’ariv: Hashkiveinu Linoleum cut pro­duced by Mark, Sum­mer 2004. ©Mark Hurvitz2004 this year’s card the list of cards

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#blogelul — hear

wow, and how! Briefly put. Sup­port Women of the Wall (and the New Israel Fund). Be sure you can…hearwom­en’svoic­es! Here’s a Yeshi­va world per­spec­tive. And an appro­pri­ate but­ton: Date: 2012(from NIF at the Israel Day Parade in NYC) Size: 6.35 Pin … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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#blogelul — do

wwmd? What would you do? Mai­mon­des’ “Hil­chot Teshu­va” (The Rules of Repen­tance) is avail­able at Mechon Mam­re: הלכות תשובה. It was trans­lat­ed from the Hebrew and post­ed at scribd by Rab­bi Yaakov Feld­man. You can read an excerpt and intro­duc­tion … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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#blogelul — bless

may the … be with you Per­haps the most famous bless­ing is that expressed by the ancient priests in Jerusalem as record­ed in the book of Num­bers (6:24–26): יְבָרֶכְךָ יְיָ וְיִשְׁמְרֶךָ. יָאֵר יְיָ פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ וִיחֻנֶּךָ. יִשָּׂא יְיָ פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ וְיָשֵׂם … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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#blogelul — act

val­ues made real How will you act to make your Judaism real in the world? Con­sid­er becom­ing involved with one of these: Amer­i­can Jew­ish World Ser­vice The Reli­gious Action Cen­ter of Reform Judaism Uri l’Tzedek — Ortho­dox Social Jus­tice Bend … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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face to face

vir­tu­al and real life rela­tion­ships If you are read­ing this, you know that I believe in the val­ue of “vir­tu­al” or “Inter­net rela­tion­ships”, though not of the inti­mate kind. In fact, it’s writ­ten over there in the upper left cor­ner that … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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