Hey all, I have the rule set for Jacob's Ladder and svg of a (very basic) sample board, printable on a large format printer, on GitHub at https://github.com/derpayatz/jacobs-ladder
Why do I spend so much time creating free high quality printable materials of old Yiddish texts and music, using open source tools?
Because I think that such materials and tools must be available to everyone—not just those privileged with academic access—if we want to bridge the chasm created between us and our ancestors by the Holocaust and the era of assimilation, and effect a Yiddish cultural revival in our Diaspora.
Lewd, alc and tobacco mention, Yiddish
All sorts of fancy new Yiddish textbooks out, but can you take them in the bathtub with a cigarette and a bottle of Port?
Ethics in judaism
From my partner, very worth reading if you're interested in the Jewish ethics.
"Here on Earth, in our lives, is where we learn the meaning of being human; we hurt and are hurt, we cry and laugh, we make mistakes and are given the chance to make up for them and learn from them. When we left Ganeyden, we left with a newfound knowledge of good and evil, right and wrong, harm and reconciliation. It is so integral to who we are, as beings with free-will."
Judaism, prob a divisive hot take, sorry
Both secular and religious Jewishness are equally valid! but I think it's bad to do ritual but take the God part out, or replace Him with some sort of impersonal symbol out of non-Jewish spirituality. There's always been struggle with the nature of God within Judaism but is "God isn't important, how you feel is," or praying 2 "ה' רוח העולם," rly coming out of a deep conversation with Jewish philosophy? It feels assimilationist & appropriative. Love yall ❤️
ugh the painkiller is wearing off but I shouldn't take another one yet
I run a super small jewish server on discord. I need more users. All flavors welcome. I am also a cultural anthropologist and love discussing / debating the earth's history v the Torah account if anyone is interested in joining.
i’m perturbed by how quickly RBG’s death turned into a fundraising ploy for the “left.” the very next day the focus of donation solicitors’ texts shifted from installing biden / ousting trump to “avenging” ginsburg ... like ... now i’m doubly not giving you money. have some respect. but i guess i’m in the minority bc democrats saw a big surge in their coffers ...
jews.intl instance meta
As you can see I haven't been very active lately, and the person who's been doing most of the moderation has left. I can't be responsible for administering this instance anymore, but I don't want to shut it down. So this means I need someone to take my place and take over administering the instance, and ideally take over the hosting contract too.
Help a disabled, black, trans woman on SSI survive this pandemic.
Bumping this post again.
"Look!" Says the goat to his fellows. "I'm doing something! With a strong hand and an outstretched arm I will protect you!"
"How will you protect us?" Ask the others, congregated in their essential workplaces, hoping for some rent relief, PPE, and paid sick leave that won't come.
(Points to the Jews) "By taking care of the REAL cause of your misfortune!"
(((rootless cosmopolitan))), Wobbly, ancom, US.
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