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כל העולם כולו גשר צר מאוד, והעיקר לא לפחד כלל
Kol ha'olam kulo gesher tzar me'od, veha'ikar lo le'fached klal.

All the world is a very narrow bridge, and the most important thing is not to be overwhelmed by fear.

opensiddur.org/prayers/lunar-c

I'm agnostic, but I still pray, and this hit me hard and relatably. We don't have a prophet now, to lead us to answers. We are afraid, and cannot truly escape the consequences of our actions.

Let the cold of this month not hurt us, and let us look forward to the days lengthening again, as the trees prepare to grow and bloom. Let travel be easy and let each of us be brought to our own correct path.

I hosted a queer talmud study thing today and it was FIVE HOURS of amazing text study that melted my brain, like, a lot

Today I'm feeling moody and sad in a yiddish kinda way. I'm listening to the slower parts of Daniel Kahn's The Butcher's Sher and it's calming me down some, at least.

I feel REAL WEIRD about publicizing any secret jewish corruption, because antisemites. But this shit is apparently happening and SUCKS.

A comedian wants shows the Orthodox community can attend. The Ortho community wants her to come. But their leadership, bowing to pressure from conservative community members, decide that hosting LGBT performers can endanger kosher certification.

nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/le

oi come here kinderlech, yai dai dai dai dai
when late december comes, yai dai dai dai dai
these songs are not for us, yai dai dai dai dai
moshiach has not come, yai dai dai dai dai
dai dai dai dai
yai dai dai dai

light the chanukiya, yai dai dai dai dai
forget mensch on a bench, yai dai dai dai dai
chrismas means chinese food, yai dai dai dai dai
a nice day off for you, yai dai dai dai dai
dai dai dai dai
yai dai dai dai

free idea: a yiddishe cover of little drummer boy w/rewritten lyrics to de-jesus it, and the rum-pa-pum's replaced with yai-dai-dai's.

i'm back on my birdsite bullshit and streaming lighting my chanukah candles this year. I don't know why I keep wanting to do my judaism stuff online but I am pretty online in general. so. *shrug??* It'll be at 4:30pm pacific time and linked in this thread. I don't think you need twitter to watch. twitter.com/sillyhead/status/1

This is still going on, folks! Up next we have Messiah In America by Moyshe Nadir, trans. Michael Shapiro. This is an absolutely hilarious translation of a bitingly satirical yiddish play from the 30s about rival show business producers hiring dueling messiahs and duking it out for the Jews of New York. Read an excerpt in In Geveb, then bought the book from the small press responsible. It arrived a little water damaged, but I'm still quite happy with it.

isr/pal pol, US media/pol drama ref Show more

i'm sad so i'm studying this week's torah portion. thanks, sefaria.

hey what should i write about for this week's dvar torah? (I know you can't vote in birdsite stuff if you don't have an account, you can reply here too and I'll see it) twitter.com/sillyhead/status/1

come to parshat toldot, we've got:
- some really concerning family dynamics
- zakef gadol
- toodly-hoo
- therefore symbol
- backwards 4
- aaaaaa

sure i'll read an aliyah for november's shabbat!

*checks sefaria* ...oh no it's got ALL THE WEIRD ONES

sefaria.org/Genesis.27.31-33?l

כל העולם כולו גשר צר מאוד, והעיקר לא לפחד כלל
Kol ha'olam kulo gesher tzar me'od, veha'ikar lo le'fached klal.

All the world is a very narrow bridge, and the most important thing is not to be overwhelmed by fear.

A holiday about triumphing over my enemies and lighting a light in darkness would go over great

Antisemitic gun violence and Parshat Vayera, 11/11 Show more

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