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Yep. With family for Passover and they're huge kosher-keepers, so we're also kosher-keepers by default.

Mordy, Monday, 6 April 2009 14:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm all for eating some matzah, but no way I'm koshering my kitchen.

Also: not actually Jewish, so technically not obligated to do shit.

quincie, Monday, 6 April 2009 14:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'm invited to a house for passover where they'll be drinking and smoking lots of trees

Surmounter, Monday, 6 April 2009 14:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

Haha, ditto. Possibly the same one.

What does koshering actually involve, anyway? I'm vaguely aware of boiling water and possibly some earth or dirt or something? I know you can kosher stainless steel sinks and dishwashers etc but not ceramic or enamel ones. It must be enough of a pain that people cover their counters for Passover rather than deal with it.

guys i need to eliminate this business associate and im really nervous (Laurel), Monday, 6 April 2009 14:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

strut around with a candle looking for leavened shit

s1ocki, Monday, 6 April 2009 14:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

Okay so I read this thread title to the tone/pace of the sample starting Front 242's 'Welcome to Paradise.'

Ned Raggett, Monday, 6 April 2009 14:58 (seven years ago) Permalink


My parents fill their sinks with boiling water, then drop a burning hot brick into the water in the sink until it overflows on the counter. I think that's how they kasher their sinks. I know one guy who uses a blowtorch.

Mordy, Monday, 6 April 2009 15:06 (seven years ago) Permalink


s1ocki, Monday, 6 April 2009 15:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah. You can't really blow-torch the Corian, can you. I guess I assumed you'd have to get a rabbi in for the ritual re-purification. Is that actually a DIY project? Cool!

guys i need to eliminate this business associate and im really nervous (Laurel), Monday, 6 April 2009 15:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

We got offered a couple of really cheap apartments in a Lubavitch nabe, until they found out my roomie has a dog. But I specified that we wouldn't be a religious household, or keep kosher, and they were like, whatever, we can take care of that. So...really? The oven, too?

guys i need to eliminate this business associate and im really nervous (Laurel), Monday, 6 April 2009 15:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

Self-cleaning oven.

Mordy, Monday, 6 April 2009 15:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

And yeah, this stuff can all be done DIY style. As long as you know the laws, there's nothing you need a Rabbi for.

Mordy, Monday, 6 April 2009 15:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

Awesome. I do love the endless ingenuity, practical AND theological.

guys i need to eliminate this business associate and im really nervous (Laurel), Monday, 6 April 2009 15:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm celebrating Passover by saying something about it on the internet.

Zero Transfats Waller (Oilyrags), Monday, 6 April 2009 15:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

we have some matzah in the house and will probably be going to a seder. I don't bother with the kosherness, I ain't wandering in any stupid desert.

This Board is a Prison on Planet Bullshit (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 6 April 2009 15:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

i really like passover, am i crazy?

cutty, Monday, 6 April 2009 16:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

no its usually my fave

s1ocki, Monday, 6 April 2009 16:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

i bought kosher for passover coke yesterday. it's delicious.

right thread, Ned (mizzell), Monday, 6 April 2009 16:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

ooh nice

s1ocki, Monday, 6 April 2009 16:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

it's like thanksgiving, in april, without bread

cutty, Monday, 6 April 2009 16:18 (seven years ago) Permalink


guys i need to eliminate this business associate and im really nervous (Laurel), Monday, 6 April 2009 16:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

I am going to a seder (my first), but because the hostess can't do it on the usual night(s), we're doing it on the 18th. Pseudo-seder. But I'm still psyched. Might try to sort of keep kosher-ish just to see what it's like.

Ooooh and I'm in charge of making charoset for the pseudo-seder, so recipes pls!

quincie, Monday, 6 April 2009 16:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol i read that coke thing really wrong.

tehresa, Monday, 6 April 2009 16:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

Also: how much hebrew vs. english at your seder?

quincie, Monday, 6 April 2009 16:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

I never understood why anything other than unleavened bread is necessary though? I mean no bread as a symbol/reminder of events passed makes sense, keeping kosher out of respect for the period I can see, but, like not being allowed to eat corn? What's up with that?

mehlt, Monday, 6 April 2009 16:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

um are you unfamiliar with the passover story or what

This Board is a Prison on Planet Bullshit (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 6 April 2009 16:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh snap

s1ocki, Monday, 6 April 2009 16:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

During Passover, Jews refrain from eating chometz: anything that contains barley, wheat, rye, oats, and spelt, and is not cooked within 18 minutes after coming in contact with water. No leavening is allowed. This signifies the fact that the Hebrews had no time to let their bread rise as they made a hurried escape from Egypt.
Jews of different backgrounds do not observe all of the same rules. Ashkenazi Jews, who come from Europe (most Jews in America), also avoid corn, rice, peanuts, and legumes as they are also used to make bread and may have other grains mixed in. These items are known as kitniyot.

mizzell, Monday, 6 April 2009 16:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

I thought it was anything that swells in contact with water? Or something like that. No corn syrup, in any case, which gives us delicious REAL SUGAR COKE.

guys i need to eliminate this business associate and im really nervous (Laurel), Monday, 6 April 2009 16:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

The Torah instructs a Jew not to eat (or even possess) chometz all seven days of Passover (Exodus 13:3). "Chometz" is defined as any of the five grains (wheat, spelt, barley, oats, and rye) that came into contact with water for more than 18 minutes. This is a serious Torah prohibition, and for that reason we take extra protective measures on Passover to prevent any mistakes.

Which brings us to another category of food called "kitniyot" (sometimes referred to generically as "legumes"). This includes rice, corn, soy beans, string beans, peas, lentils, peanuts, mustard, sesame seeds and poppy seeds. Even though kitniyot cannot technically become chometz, Ashkenazi Jews do not eat them on Passover. Why?

The Smak (Rabbi Moshe of Kouchi, 13th century, France) explains that products of kitniyot appear like chometz products. For example, it can be hard to distinguish between rice flour (kitniyot) and wheat flour (chometz). Therefore, to prevent confusion, all kitniyot was prohibited.

mizzell, Monday, 6 April 2009 16:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm throwing myself in with the Sephardic camp this year.

quincie, Monday, 6 April 2009 16:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

Take a Hot Dog
and make it Kosher

the drummer from the hilarious 1990's Britpop act Gay Dad (wanko ergo sum), Monday, 6 April 2009 16:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

Oh makes more sense, and yes, I know the story, but I'm wondering why go so much further than just bread, I mean, Matzah is just unleavened bread, still has wheat in it and all, it's not like they didn't have enough time to cook pasta when escaping Egypt.

mehlt, Monday, 6 April 2009 16:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

Keep hearing the spoken intro to "One Step Beyond" when I see this thread title.

•--• --- --- •--• (Pleasant Plains), Monday, 6 April 2009 16:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

Which is to say, eating corn is a long ways away from letting bread rise.

mehlt, Monday, 6 April 2009 16:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

Keep hearing the spoken intro to "One Step Beyond" when I see this thread title.

Don't eat that - EAT THIS

This Board is a Prison on Planet Bullshit (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 6 April 2009 16:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

passover is a great holiday.

BUT, the Haggadahs have not arrived in the mail from my grandfather yet and I'm also getting a bit nervous about seating... also, anyone have a good veggie matzoh ball soup recipe? vegetarians certainly won't eat teh brisket.

ian, Monday, 6 April 2009 16:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

good god how do vegetarians ever survive during Passover without the grains?

quincie, Monday, 6 April 2009 16:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

apparently quinoa is ok.

mizzell, Monday, 6 April 2009 16:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

good to qui-know-a

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Monday, 6 April 2009 17:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

Seven days of quinoa and matzah sounds . . . constipating.

quincie, Monday, 6 April 2009 17:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

Can we turn this thread also into a list of all of the awesome things about being jewish in general?

quincie, Monday, 6 April 2009 17:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

1. Chosen people.
2. Latkes

ian, Monday, 6 April 2009 17:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

3. Talmud

ian, Monday, 6 April 2009 17:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

4. hot sabbath sex

This Board is a Prison on Planet Bullshit (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 6 April 2009 17:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

5. Neuroses

This Board is a Prison on Planet Bullshit (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 6 April 2009 17:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

6. control of the media/money

good god how do vegetarians ever survive during Passover without the grains?

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This may explain my increased secularism that started around the time I became vegetarian.

mehlt, Monday, 6 April 2009 17:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

6. Noodle kugel

quincie, Monday, 6 April 2009 17:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

7. Tikkun olam as commandment

quincie, Monday, 6 April 2009 17:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

7. anything heimische...

suggest bánh mi (suzy), Monday, 6 April 2009 17:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

i don't think trump needs to be aware of it to basically embody much the same ideology

in fact being aware of it would be a hindrance

wizzz! (amateurist), Friday, 25 March 2016 16:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

I like the idea of Trump independently stumbling upon Nazi imagery and theories and conspiracies. Allows him plausible denial while at the same time allowing him to take advantage of it. Kind of like when Billy Joel was claiming to have composed something that turned out to be identical to some Mozart piece. " I don't know anything about Mozart, and I have never heard that piece, but how about that, aren't I good?"

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 25 March 2016 18:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

isn't that standard operating procedure for Trump (cf David Duke etc.)?

Οὖτις, Friday, 25 March 2016 18:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

Pretty much. What I'm saying is that maybe he really has no idea! Maybe all authoritarian neo fascists eventually find their way to the same (er) solutions.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 25 March 2016 18:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

i was surprised to learn this:

"Consider this question: how does the relationship between Israel and the Australian, Canadian, or British Jewish community differ from that of Israel and the American Jewish community? If one seeks an answer that can be quantified, note that, even taking into account the effect of the Birthright program—which to date has sent 400,000 young American Jews on trips to Israel—it is still the case that only about 40 percent of American Jews have bothered to visit the country at all. Without Birthright, that proportion would shrink to a third. By contrast, approximately 70 percent of Canadian Jews have made the trip at least once, as have 80 percent of Australian Jews and an estimated 95 percent of British Jews. Beyond the Anglosphere, 70 percent of French Jews have visited Israel, as have 70 percent of Mexican Jews and more than half of Argentinian Jews."

Mordy, Monday, 4 April 2016 17:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

could this be perhaps partly due to americans just not being big foreign travelers in general? i.e. the average American has only been to three countries outside the u.s. and almost a third have never left the states?

trickle-down ergonomics (jim in glasgow), Monday, 4 April 2016 17:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

maybe there's something to that - it's very surprising to see mexico + canada at 70% and the US at 30% less.

Mordy, Monday, 4 April 2016 18:02 (eight months ago) Permalink

i liked this lil riff on it


goole, Thursday, 14 April 2016 18:00 (seven months ago) Permalink

oh hey that reminds me - anyone got a decent recipe for matzo ball soup? I've tried a couple but each time the matzo balls turned out way heavier/harder than they should be. (My familial elders is no help in this regard, as they are all terrible at cooking)

Οὖτις, Thursday, 14 April 2016 18:07 (seven months ago) Permalink

ygm i sent u a recipe

Mordy, Thursday, 14 April 2016 18:27 (seven months ago) Permalink

Seltzer is an essential ingredient if you want to avoid golf balls.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 14 April 2016 18:42 (seven months ago) Permalink


Οὖτις, Thursday, 14 April 2016 18:42 (seven months ago) Permalink

this probably belongs on a few different threads but why not here?:


good stuff IMO

wizzz! (amateurist), Friday, 15 April 2016 05:56 (seven months ago) Permalink

This is probably a question best for Mordy, but has anyone written a good theological defense/explanation etc. of strict observance of all of the mitzvoth without belief in God? And conversely, what are the best defenses of Reform-type Judaism from a theological perspective (i.e. not merely justifying it using secular terms).

JWoww Gilberto (man alive), Thursday, 21 April 2016 20:01 (seven months ago) Permalink

What you probably want is an argument from historical revelation (that as our understanding of morality develops so should our practice). This is a better answer for justifying Reform-type Judaism (which makes most sense in a sociohistorical context imo) but not for strict observance without belief in G-d. Essentially though if you accept this historical based revelation than you can believe in the Torah even while believing that it was a changing document. Can also be a nice way to square parts of the Torah you don't like with the divinity of the Torah as a whole -- that our current level of revelation demonstrates that we can't understand, say, Leviticus, the same way it was understood in 1000BC. That it wouldn't even be an appropriate way of practicing the Torah. You can also fold in development of the oral Torah into this. Every since taking Brill's Revelation course at YU (looks like the syllabus is here: http://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/713482/rabbi-alan-brill/revelation-materials-unit-i-five-models-of-dulles-and-some-21st-century-questions-/) I can't help but think of these models in terms of their use - what questions they're coming to answer, or problems they're coming to address. That's why I think ultimately Reform is best understood as a response to acculturation into German Protestant culture and less as a stable theological theory. nb that Heschel's Torah from Heaven revelation model answers a lot of these same questions but keeps more of the divine revelation at Mount Sinai (which historical revelation only just barely preserves).

Re the other question I don't have a good answer (tho possibly you could make one from cultural preservation, or communal fidelity) but I did hear stories about Yeshiva students who were leaving their schools en masse during the high point of the Haskalah movement and there's a story I've heard that in Slabotke Yeshiva bochurim would smoke on Shabbos while learning gemara bc learning gemara was just too geshmak. This isn't really the same thing but it kinda gets to the same idea that maybe there are reasons to participate in these traditions despite not signing on to much of the theological underpinning it.

Mordy, Thursday, 21 April 2016 20:26 (seven months ago) Permalink

I'm not Jewish. This is the Jewish-related thread I always see--maybe there's a better one...Flipping through DVDs at the flea market this morning, the guy beside me, in his 60s, holds up the old musical Till the Clouds Roll By.

"Isn't 'till' misspelled there?"
"No, that's right--you can spell it 'till' or ''til.'"
"Doesn't that 'till' mean moneybox?"
"It means both."
"Okay...It's Hollywood, it's Jews, and they're well educated."

And then I'm almost positive he said "Thanks, Ben"--maybe it was "Thanks, then," but I don't think so. Not my name, and, well, our evolving friendship hadn't really gotten to the exchanging-names stage yet.

clemenza, Saturday, 23 April 2016 17:15 (seven months ago) Permalink

Reminds me of a group trip I took as part of a tour group to a Casablanca, Morocco market where one bargains for the price and someone saying to me later--"I hate that Jewing down stuff"

curmudgeon, Monday, 25 April 2016 21:50 (seven months ago) Permalink

in case anyone was wondering the magic key to fluffy matzah balls is seltzer water and whipped egg whites

Οὖτις, Monday, 25 April 2016 21:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

Someone wrote a letter to the editor complaining about a picture printed in the newspaper a few days ago of local Hasidic Jews burning chametz. "The bread should have been composted."

tokyo rosemary, Wednesday, 27 April 2016 14:24 (seven months ago) Permalink

That reminds me a little of the people who clucked at the Hassidic Jews whose home burned down because of a Shabbos hot plate malfunction. Any excuse to vent your discomfort with the other.

JWoww Gilberto (man alive), Wednesday, 27 April 2016 14:26 (seven months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

some very interesting stuff in here about the intersection between halacha and labor:

Mordy, Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:49 (six months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

lipa watch

Mordy, Tuesday, 21 June 2016 21:06 (five months ago) Permalink

it's unbeLIPAble

tokyo rosemary, Thursday, 23 June 2016 14:41 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Hey Jews! I have a new job with my local Jewish Social Services!!! I'm super happy, it is a fantastic org with about a 50/50 mix of Jews/non-Jews both on the staff and client side.

Double bonus: I get both the usual federal holidays AND the Jewish holidays off! 20 paid holidays, holy shit.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Sunday, 21 August 2016 18:21 (three months ago) Permalink

Yay quincie! Mazel tov.

Sean, let me be clear (silby), Sunday, 21 August 2016 18:23 (three months ago) Permalink

Thank you. The folks who interviewed me liked that I talked about tzedakah and tikkun olam in my cover letter, ha!

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Sunday, 21 August 2016 18:44 (three months ago) Permalink

I hadn't really ever articulated it before my interview, but I found myself noting that my Jewish studies greatly influenced my decision to become a mid-life social worker. They really did.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Sunday, 21 August 2016 18:46 (three months ago) Permalink

Tikkun olam is a powerful organizing principle and I want to learn more systematically about it.

Sean, let me be clear (silby), Sunday, 21 August 2016 19:19 (three months ago) Permalink

the way tikkun olam is used by renewal (and how it has entered popular humanist judaism imagination) is somewhat distinct from its original context (in kabbalah). there's an association between the meanings but i think something is lost in the contemporary usage. acc to kabbalistic account of creation G-d first created a perfect world. but the world was too perfect - too rigid in its completeness - that it shattered. that was the world of tohu (the void). the second world G-d created, our world, was the world of tikkun. and in that world sparks from the shattered vessels of tohu were scattered. when you do a mitzvah you elevate those sparks birur nitzitzut (essentially doing a mitzvah brings the will of G-d into the physical world and so that's a way of perfecting the world, by bringing G-d's presence, in a way that doesn't shatter reality). so that's the original tikkun, but you can see how it transmuted to become a softer concept of just doing good things to make the world better - minus the esoterica.

wiki says: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tohu_and_Tikun

The implications of Tohu-Tikun underlie the origin of free will and the realm of Kelipah (evil), caused by Shevirat HaKelim/Shevirah (Hebrew: שבירת הכלים‎‎ "Shattering of the Vessels" of Tohu), the processes of spiritual and physical exile and redemption, the meaning of the 613 mitzvot (Jewish observances), and the messianic rectification of existence. Through this Tikun/Tikkun (תיקון) also has an active meaning, the esoteric Birur/Beirur/Birurim (Hebrew: בירור‎‎ "Sifting/Clarification") of concealed Nitzotz/Nitzutzei Kodesh/Nitzutzot (Hebrew: ניצוצות‎‎ "Sparks" of Holiness) exiled in physical creation. This new paradigm in Kabbalah replaced the previous linear description of descent with a dynamic process of spiritual enclothement, where higher "souls" invest inwardly in lower "vessels". Related to the primordial cosmic realms of Tohu-Tikun are two associated spiritual states for interpreting existence, psychological temperaments, or stages in the spiritual development of the individual.

The cosmic drama of Tikun in Lurianic Kabbalah inspired the 16th-18th century popular Jewish imagination, explaining contemporary oppression and supporting messiah claimants but the most important Tikun is to have peace and order in Creation. The revivalist Hasidic movement, from the 18th century onwards, internalised esoteric Lurianism through its own concern with experiencing Divine Omnipresence amidst daily material life. The terminology of the modern Jewish ideal of Tikkun Olam ("Fixing the World"), popularised by Reform Judaism, is taken from the Lurianic concept, but applied more widely to ethical activism in contemporary society.

Mordy, Sunday, 21 August 2016 20:09 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah I remember reading some version of the kabbalistic account at some point in my rather mystical teenage years and finding it rather inspiring

Sean, let me be clear (silby), Sunday, 21 August 2016 20:12 (three months ago) Permalink

I rather hope that there's a progressive case to be made that Jews engage in tikkun olam not (only) because it's our word for the ethical dictates of secular social justice efforts but because it is a mitzvah (in the fullest possible theological sense available to atheist Reconstructionists such as me)

Sean, let me be clear (silby), Sunday, 21 August 2016 20:15 (three months ago) Permalink

for future reference

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 18:49 (three months ago) Permalink

kinda wanna poll

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 18:50 (three months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Great link forks thanks

slathered in cream and covered with stickers (silby), Wednesday, 28 September 2016 02:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Hey Jews! What's everyone doing for the holidays?

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 28 September 2016 22:28 (two months ago) Permalink

goin to family services for yom kippur

temple had a challah-making thing we went to last weekend

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 28 September 2016 22:32 (two months ago) Permalink

I have never attempted challah. I'm not much of a baker, and good challah is pretty easy to find. How was yours?

I am working the Jewish holidays because I need the comp time for a vacation later in the year. Also: not actually Jewish.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 28 September 2016 22:34 (two months ago) Permalink

Yesterday I hung out with two rabbis on separate occasions and they were both really cool and I want to hang out with them again.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 28 September 2016 22:35 (two months ago) Permalink

Also yesterday at a meeting my colleague leaned over and asked if it were really possible that Trump contained shards of light from the shattered vessel. She thought not.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 28 September 2016 22:37 (two months ago) Permalink

my wife (who is Hungarian and not Jewish) is nonetheless a master (mistress?) baker so she's p much got it down. but given that this was a family event (ie involving little kids) the recipe everyone was following was different/simpler and was "not how she would have done it" lol. still tasted great/came out fine.

I'm gonna be working cuz um I'm not that observant really


Οὖτις, Wednesday, 28 September 2016 22:38 (two months ago) Permalink

I made rounds with a rabbi to visit (hospice) patients this week; he brought along two shofars (um I suspect that is not how to make a plural of shofar?) to play. They were both pretty small and sounded. . . not so nice as big shofars I have heard.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 28 September 2016 22:40 (two months ago) Permalink

lol why haven't you converted yet already

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 28 September 2016 22:40 (two months ago) Permalink

A reasonable question, for sure! Ger toshav is a place that has seemed right for me. Maybe this will change, maybe not. MOving to a day-to-day Jewish environment (employment-wise) is a shift, for sure.

No idea how it will shake out. A huge--HUGE--factor is the issue of (potentially) being the only Jew in an extended family. . . what does that even mean? My family is very Jew-positive, but that is different from being all-in, y'know? So, fellow traveler. All of the values, all of the guilt, all of the pork.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Thursday, 29 September 2016 02:13 (two months ago) Permalink

i did a local BK thing with Holocaust survivors; mostly just prepping food and then talking and dancing with them. Really intense, especially given my grandmother's recent passing. I will likely try it again; they meet more or less biweekly.

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Thursday, 29 September 2016 07:34 (two months ago) Permalink

Hey Jews,

G'mar hatima tova

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 11 October 2016 17:51 (one month ago) Permalink

i heard a really nice lecture tnite about keeping two days of chag that looked at responsa + halachic literature from orthodox, conservative and reform. v interesting material but i thought these two excerpts from the end were particularly lovely + wanted to share them. the first (continued from the previous page) is from R' Norman Lamm:

Mordy, Sunday, 23 October 2016 04:02 (one month ago) Permalink

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