Pesach, COVID-19, affirmation
This year's Pesach preparations are extra stressful what with all the additional stress from the quarantine. Oy...
Don't forget to cut yourself some slack this year. Pikuach nefesh applies to your mental health, also. Just do what you're able to do without hurting yourself, okay?
G-d is not petty.
I went through an entire rattle can prepping a box of mason jars for use in hydroponics. I did a bang up job of it, too, even though my partners think I did a pretty good job. I'm just not used to the high paint flow in a rattle can so I got a bit of pooling.
I hope the paint doesn't rub off. In any case I'm going to treat the paint job as highly fragile.
... but on the plus side I'm going to be rolling in leafy greens in a few weeks!
@jessmahler note that Ashkenazi and European aren't synoyms
Sephardi Jews are also a historically European community, as are Italkim and Romaniote Jews, and they are all also having the norms of Israeli "Ashkenazi" Judaism pushed on them
meanwhile, real Ashkenazi culture in Israel continues to be hated and suppressed by the mainstream, as it has been from the very beginning. an early manifestation of this was mass protests over a showing of a movie "di yidishe mame", which ended up cancelled
"If God doesn't exist, that's God's problem."
I say this fellow Jews, they go "yup.", regardless of whether they personally believe or not.
I say it to Christians they say it's a self contradictory statement that no one could possible understand.
And this is reason #497 why biblical literalism is bad.
don't breathe on Wikipedia's "Jewish diaspora" article without consulting a lawyer who specializes in Wikipedia policy, since the Jewish diaspora apparently is "Arab-Israeli conflicted-related"
It will always be possible to imagine a person who might slip through the cracks of any proposed system. Unfortunately this has always been used to shut down discussion on the violence of psychiatry and what to do about disarming the institution. The fact that someone might slip through the cracks isn't an excuse to ignore the ongoing and real harm that the institution is causing real people right now, today.
Close the psych wards.
Anxieties over the fact that someone might think I'm a Messianic because I have Catholic music recs because I'm a huge music nerd 😓
passion plays, music rec
@Cyborgneticz Hey you should check out Osvaldo Golijov's Passion of St Mark if you want to hear something fresh this season.
PS: Golijov is Jewish and a major theme of his composition is questioning the idea of a white Jesus so the entire thing is... well just give it a listen.
(72 hours later)
psychiatrist: since you didn't want to be here voluntarily, we've decided to involuntarily commit you. it's your fault. you should've chosen to stay.
there's no bigger lie than "voluntary commitment"
for example, this has happened to me too many times
psychiatrists: you have to voluntarily commit yourself, or we'll involuntarily commit you
(in the psych ward)
psychiatric nurse: what are you complaining about? you're here voluntarily.
me: then i want to voluntarily leave
nurse: you'll know whether you're allowed to leave after 72 hours. the psychiatrist will decide if he wants to involuntarily commit you during that time
You can't say I made you gay if you've never even been to the mikvah!
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