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March 31, 2014

56 siyyum massechet sukkah! tomorrow begins massechet beitza ๐Ÿ™‚
on the story of one israelite who decried the injustice of the altar

ืช”ืจ ืžืขืฉื” ื‘ืžืจื™ื ื‘ืช ื‘ื™ืœื’ื” ืฉื”ืžื™ืจื” ื“ืชื” ื•ื”ืœื›ื” ื•ื ืฉืืช ืœืกืจื“ื™ื•ื˜ ืื—ื“ ืžืžืœื›ื™ ื™ื•ื•ื ื™ื ื›ืฉื ื›ื ืกื• ื™ื•ื•ื ื™ื ืœื”ื™ื›ืœ ื”ื™ืชื” ืžื‘ืขื˜ืช ื‘ืกื ื“ืœื” ืขืœ ื’ื‘ื™ ื”ืžื–ื‘ื— ื•ืืžืจื” ืœื•ืงื•ืก ืœื•ืงื•ืก ืขื“ ืžืชื™ ืืชื” ืžื›ืœื” ืžืžื•ื ืŸ ืฉืœ ื™ืฉืจืืœ ื•ืื™ ืืชื” ืขื•ืžื“ ืขืœื™ื”ื ื‘ืฉืขืช ื”ื“ื—ืง ื•ื›ืฉืฉืžืขื• ื—ื›ืžื™ื ื‘ื“ื‘ืจ ืงื‘ืขื• ืืช ื˜ื‘ืขืชื” ื•ืกืชืžื• ืืช ื—ืœื•ื ื” … ืืœื ืœืž”ื“ ืžืจื™ื ื‘ืช ื‘ื™ืœื’ื” ืฉื”ืžื™ืจื” ื“ืชื” ืžืฉื•ื ื‘ืจืชื™ื” ืงื ืกื™ื ืŸ ืœื™ื” ืœื“ื™ื“ื™ื” ืืžืจ ืื‘ื™ื™ ืื™ืŸ ื›ื“ืืžืจื™ ืื™ื ืฉื™ ืฉื•ืชื ื“ื™ื ื•ืงื ื‘ืฉื•ืงื ืื• ื“ืื‘ื•ื” ืื• ื“ืื™ืžื™ื” ื•ืžืฉื•ื ืื‘ื•ื” ื•ืื™ืžื™ื” ืงื ืกื™ื ืŸ ืœื›ื•ืœื” ืžืฉืžืจื” ืืžืจ ืื‘ื™ื™ ืื•ื™ ืœืจืฉืข ืื•ื™ ืœืฉื›ื™ื ื• ื˜ื•ื‘ ืœืฆื“ื™ืง ื˜ื•ื‘ ืœืฉื›ื™ื ื• [ืฉื ืืžืจ (ื™ืฉืขื™ื”ื• ื’) ืืžืจื• ืฆื“ื™ืง ื›ื™ ื˜ื•ื‘ ื›ื™ ืคืจื™ ืžืขืœืœื™ื”ื ื™ืื›ืœื•

she cried out, “wolf! wolf!
you devour our lambs but
where does that leave us?”

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March 30, 2014

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ื”ืจ [ืืœืขื–ืจ] ื”ื ื™ ืฉื‘ืขื™ื ืคืจื™ื ื›ื ื’ื“ ืžื™ ื›ื ื’ื“ ืฉื‘ืขื™ื ืื•ืžื•ืช ืคืจ ื™ื—ื™ื“ื™ ืœืžื” ื›ื ื’ื“ ืื•ืžื” ื™ื—ื™ื“ื” ืžืฉืœ ืœืžืœืš ื‘ืฉืจ ื•ื“ื ืฉืืžืจ ืœืขื‘ื“ื™ื• ืขืฉื• ืœื™ ืกืขื•ื“ื” ื’ื“ื•ืœื” ืœื™ื•ื ืื—ืจื•ืŸ ืืžืจ ืœืื•ื”ื‘ื• ืขืฉื” ืœื™ ืกืขื•ื“ื” ืงื˜ื ื” ื›ื“ื™ ืฉืื”ื ื” ืžืžืš ื”ืจ ื™ื•ื—ื ืŸ ืื•ื™ ืœื”ื {ืœืื•ืžื•ืช ื”ืขื•ืœื} ืฉืื‘ื“ื• ื•ืื™ืŸ ื™ื•ื“ืขื™ืŸ ืžื” ืฉืื‘ื“ื• ื‘ื–ืžืŸ ืฉื‘ื”ืž”ืง ืงื™ื™ื ืžื–ื‘ื— ืžื›ืคืจ ืขืœื™ื”ืŸ ื•ืขื›ืฉื™ื• ืžื™ ืžื›ืคืจ ืขืœื™ื”ืŸ

come a bit closer,
forget the noise, the parties–
it’s just you and me.

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March 29, 2014

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what happens when rosh hodesh falls on shabbat? which takes precedence?

ืžื™ืชื™ื‘ื™ ืจืืฉ ื—ื“ืฉ ืฉื—ืœ ืœื”ื™ื•ืช ื‘ืฉื‘ืช ืฉื™ืจ ืฉืœ ืจืืฉ ื—ื“ืฉ ื“ื•ื—ื” ืฉื™ืจ ืฉืœ ืฉื‘ืช ื•ืื™ ืื™ืชื ืœื™ืžื ื“ืฉื‘ืช ื•ืœื™ืžื ื“ืจืืฉ ื—ื“ืฉ ืืžืจ ืจื‘ ืกืคืจื ืžืื™ ื“ื•ื—ื” ื“ื•ื—ื” ืœืงื“ื ื•ืืžืื™ ืชื“ื™ืจ ื•ืฉืื™ื ื• ืชื“ื™ืจ ืชื“ื™ืจ ืงื•ื“ื

who says you can’t have
your cake and eat it too? no
worries, just say both!

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March 28, 2014

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the daf and its inspirational one-liners

ย ืชื ื™ื ืืžืจื• ืขืœื™ื• ืขืœ ื”ืœืœ ื”ื–ืงืŸ ื›ืฉื”ื™ื” ืฉืžื— ื‘ืฉืžื—ืช ื‘ื™ืช ื”ืฉื•ืื‘ื” ืืžืจ ื›ืŸ ืื ืื ื™ ื›ืืŸ ื”ื›ืœ ื›ืืŸ ื•ืื ืื™ื ื™ ื›ืืŸ ืžื™ ื›ืืŸ ื”ื•ื ื”ื™ื” ืื•ืžืจ ื›ืŸ ืœืžืงื•ื ืฉืื ื™ ืื•ื”ื‘ ืฉื ืจื’ืœื™ ืžื•ืœื™ื›ื•ืช ืื•ืชื™ ืื ืชื‘ื ืืœ ื‘ื™ืชื™ ืื ื™ ืื‘ื ืืœ ื‘ื™ืชืš ืื ืืชื” ืœื ืชื‘ื ืืœ ื‘ื™ืชื™ ืื ื™ ืœื ืื‘ื ืืœ ื‘ื™ืชืš ืฉื ืืžืจ (ืฉืžื•ืช ื›) ื‘ื›ืœ ื”ืžืงื•ื ืืฉืจ ืื–ื›ื™ืจ ืืช ืฉืžื™ ืื‘ื ืืœื™ืš ื•ื‘ืจื›ืชื™ืš

set your mind to it–
let love carry your heart and
your feet lead the way.

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March 26, 2014

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two great texts on the yezter ha’ra (evil inclination)

ืืžืื™ ื‘ื›ื• ื›ื“ื“ืจืฉ ืจื‘ื™ ื™ื”ื•ื“ื” ืœืขืชื™ื“ ืœื‘ื ืžื‘ื™ืื• ื”ืงื‘”ื” ืœื™ืฆืจ ื”ืจืข ื•ืฉื•ื—ื˜ื• ื‘ืคื ื™ ื”ืฆื“ื™ืงื™ื ื•ื‘ืคื ื™ ื”ืจืฉืขื™ื ืฆื“ื™ืงื™ื ื ื“ืžื” ืœื”ื ื›ื”ืจ ื’ื‘ื•ื” ื•ืจืฉืขื™ื ื ื“ืžื” ืœื”ื ื›ื—ื•ื˜ ื”ืฉืขืจื” ื”ืœืœื• ื‘ื•ื›ื™ืŸ ื•ื”ืœืœื• ื‘ื•ื›ื™ืŸ ืฆื“ื™ืงื™ื ื‘ื•ื›ื™ืŸ ื•ืื•ืžืจื™ื ื”ื™ืืš ื™ื›ื•ืœื ื• ืœื›ื‘ื•ืฉ ื”ืจ ื’ื‘ื•ื” ื›ื–ื” ื•ืจืฉืขื™ื ื‘ื•ื›ื™ืŸ ื•ืื•ืžืจื™ื ื”ื™ืืš ืœื ื™ื›ื•ืœื ื• ืœื›ื‘ื•ืฉ ืืช ื—ื•ื˜ ื”ืฉืขืจื” ื”ื–ื”

ื“ืจืฉ ืจ’ ืขื•ื™ืจื ื•ืื™ืชื™ืžื ืจ’ ื™ื”ื•ืฉืข ื‘ืŸ ืœื•ื™ ืฉื‘ืขื” ืฉืžื•ืช ื™ืฉ ืœื• ืœื™ืฆื””ืจ ื”ืงื‘”ื” ืงืจืื• ืจืข ืฉื ืืžืจ (ื‘ืจืืฉื™ืช ื—) ื›ื™ ื™ืฆืจ ืœื‘ ื”ืื“ื ืจืข ืžื ืขื•ืจื™ื• ืžืฉื” ืงืจืื• ืขืจืœ ืฉื ืืžืจ (ื“ื‘ืจื™ื ื™) ื•ืžืœืชื ืืช ืขืจืœืช ืœื‘ื‘ื›ื ื“ื•ื“ ืงืจืื• ื˜ืžื ืฉื ืืžืจ (ืชื”ื™ืœื™ื ื ื) ืœื‘ ื˜ื”ื•ืจ ื‘ืจื ืœื™ ืืœื”ื™ื ืžื›ืœืœ ื“ืื™ื›ื ื˜ืžื ืฉืœืžื” ืงืจืื• ืฉื•ื ื ืฉื ืืžืจ (ืžืฉืœื™ ื›ื”) ืื ืจืขื‘ ืฉื ืืš ื”ืื›ื™ืœื”ื• ืœื—ื ื•ืื ืฆืžื ื”ืฉืงื”ื• ืžื™ื ื›ื™ ื’ื—ืœื™ื ืืชื” ื—ื•ืชื” ืขืœ ืจืืฉื• ื•ื”’ ื™ืฉืœื ืœืš ืืœ ืชืงืจื™ ื™ืฉืœื ืœืš ืืœื ื™ืฉืœื™ืžื ื• ืœืš ื™ืฉืขื™ื” ืงืจืื• ืžื›ืฉื•ืœ ืฉื ืืžืจ (ื™ืฉืขื™ื”ื• ื ื–) ืกื•ืœื• ืกื•ืœื• ืคื ื• ื“ืจืš ื”ืจื™ืžื• ืžื›ืฉื•ืœ ืžื“ืจืš ืขืžื™ ื™ื—ื–ืงืืœ ืงืจืื• ืื‘ืŸ ืฉื ืืžืจ (ื™ื—ื–ืงืืœ ืœื•) ื•ื”ืกืจืชื™ ืืช ืœื‘ ื”ืื‘ืŸ ืžื‘ืฉืจื›ื ื•ื ืชืชื™ ืœื›ื ืœื‘ ื‘ืฉืจ ื™ื•ืืœ ืงืจืื• ืฆืคื•ื ื™ ืฉื ืืžืจ (ื™ื•ืืœ ื‘) ื•ืืช ื”ืฆืคื•ื ื™ ืืจื—ื™ืง ืžืขืœื™ื›ื

they cry, and they cry–
how did we succeed/fail in
this battle of will?

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March 26, 2014

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on men and women’s sections

ืชื ื• ืจื‘ื ืŸ ื‘ืจืืฉื•ื ื” ื”ื™ื• ื ืฉื™ื ืžื‘ืคื ื™ื ื•ืื ืฉื™ื ืžื‘ื—ื•ืฅ ื•ื”ื™ื• ื‘ืื™ื ืœื™ื“ื™ ืงืœื•ืช ืจืืฉ ื”ืชืงื™ื ื• ืฉื™ื”ื• ื ืฉื™ื ื™ื•ืฉื‘ื•ืช ืžื‘ื—ื•ืฅ ื•ืื ืฉื™ื ืžื‘ืคื ื™ื ื•ืขื“ื™ื™ืŸ ื”ื™ื• ื‘ืื™ืŸ ืœื™ื“ื™ ืงืœื•ืช ืจืืฉ ื”ืชืงื™ื ื• ืฉื™ื”ื• ื ืฉื™ื ื™ื•ืฉื‘ื•ืช ืžืœืžืขืœื” ื•ืื ืฉื™ื ืžืœืžื˜ื” ื”ื™ื›ื™ ืขื‘ื™ื“ ื”ื›ื™ ื•ื”ื›ืชื™ื‘ (ื“ื‘ืจื™ ื”ื™ืžื™ื ื ื›ื—) ื”ื›ืœ ื‘ื›ืชื‘ ืžื™ื“ ื”’ ืขืœื™ ื”ืฉื›ื™ืœ ืืžืจ ืจื‘ ืงืจื ืืฉื›ื—ื• ื•ื“ืจื•ืฉ(ื–ื›ืจื™ื” ื™ื‘) ื•ืกืคื“ื” ื”ืืจืฅ ืžืฉืคื—ื•ืช ืžืฉืคื—ื•ืช ืœื‘ื“ ืžืฉืคื—ืช ื‘ื™ืช ื“ื•ื“ ืœื‘ื“ ื•ื ืฉื™ื”ื ืœื‘ื“ ืืžืจื• ื•ื”ืœื ื“ื‘ืจื™ื ืง”ื• ื•ืžื” ืœืขืชื™ื“ ืœื‘ื ืฉืขื•ืกืงื™ืŸ ื‘ื”ืกืคื“ ื•ืื™ืŸ ื™ืฆืจ ื”ืจืข ืฉื•ืœื˜ ื‘ื”ื ืืžืจื” ืชื•ืจื” ืื ืฉื™ื ืœื‘ื“ ื•ื ืฉื™ื ืœื‘ื“ ืขื›ืฉื™ื• ืฉืขืกื•ืงื™ืŸ ื‘ืฉืžื—ื” ื•ื™ืฆื””ืจ ืฉื•ืœื˜ ื‘ื”ื ืขืœ ืื—ืช ื›ืžื” ื•ื›ืžื”

step by step, push them
out– till you forget they were
ever here at all.

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March 25, 2014

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is the essence of making song through use of our voice or our instruments

ืช ื‘ืฉื™ืจ ืฉืœ ืงืจื‘ืŸ ื“ืจ’ ื™ื•ืกื™ ืกื‘ืจ ืขื™ืงืจ ืฉื™ืจื” ื‘ื›ืœื™ ื•ืขื‘ื•ื“ื” ื”ื™ื ื•ื“ื•ื—ื” ืืช ื”ืฉื‘ืช ื•ืจื‘ื ืŸ ืกื‘ืจื™ ืขื™ืงืจ ืฉื™ืจื” ื‘ืคื” ื•ืœืื• ืขื‘ื•ื“ื” ื”ื™ื ื•ืื™ื ื” ื“ื•ื—ื” ืืช ื”ืฉื‘ืช ืื‘ืœ ืฉื™ืจ ืฉืœ ืฉื•ืื‘ื” ื“ื‘ืจื™ ื”ื›ืœ ืฉืžื—ื” ื”ื™ื ื•ืื™ื ื” ื“ื•ื—ื” ืืช ื”ืฉื‘ืช

tell me i don’t need
anything but myself, my
own voice to praise you.

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March 24, 2014

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on torah shel chesed

ื•ื”ืจ ืืœืขื–ืจ ืžืื™ ื“ื›ืชื™ื‘ (ืžืฉืœื™ ืœื) ืคื™ื” ืคืชื—ื” ื‘ื—ื›ืžื” ื•ืชื•ืจืช ื—ืกื“ ืขืœ ืœืฉื•ื ื” ื•ื›ื™ ื™ืฉ ืชื•ืจื” ืฉืœ ื—ืกื“ ื•ื™ืฉ ืชื•ืจื” ืฉืื™ื ื” ืฉืœ ื—ืกื“ ืืœื ืชื•ืจื” ืœืฉืžื” ื–ื• ื”ื™ื ืชื•ืจื” ืฉืœ ื—ืกื“ ืฉืœื ืœืฉืžื” ื–ื• ื”ื™ื ืชื•ืจื” ืฉืื™ื ื” ืฉืœ ื—ืกื“ ืื™ื›ื ื“ืืžืจื™ ืชื•ืจื” ืœืœืžื“ื” ื–ื• ื”ื™ื ืชื•ืจื” ืฉืœ ื—ืกื“ ืฉืœื ืœืœืžื“ื” ื–ื• ื”ื™ื ืชื•ืจื” ืฉืื™ื ื” ืฉืœ ื—ืกื“

torah of kindness:
let each word i learn be for
the sake of others.

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March 23, 2014

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two heretics named sasson v’simcha argue about who is better based on biblical prooftexts. wow.

ื”ื ื”ื• ืชืจื™ ืžื™ื ื™ ื—ื“ ืฉืžื™ื” ืฉืฉื•ืŸ ื•ื—ื“ ืฉืžื™ื” ืฉืžื—ื” ื”ืœ ืฉืฉื•ืŸ ืœืฉืžื—ื” ืื ื ืขื“ื™ืคื ื ืžื™ื ืš ื“ื›ืชื™ื‘ (ื™ืฉืขื™ื”ื• ืœื”) ืฉืฉื•ืŸ ื•ืฉืžื—ื” ื™ืฉื™ื’ื• ื•ื’ื•’ ืืžืจ ืœื™ื” ืฉืžื—ื” ืœืฉืฉื•ืŸ ืื ื ืขื“ื™ืคื ื ืžื™ื ืš ื“ื›ืชื™ื‘ (ืืกืชืจ ื—) ืฉืžื—ื” ื•ืฉืฉื•ืŸ ืœื™ื”ื•ื“ื™ื ื”ืœ ืฉืฉื•ืŸ ืœืฉืžื—ื” ื—ื“ ื™ื•ืžื ืฉื‘ืงื•ืš ื•ืฉื•ื™ื•ืš ืคืจื•ื•ื ืงื ื“ื›ืชื™ื‘ (ื™ืฉืขื™ื”ื• ื ื”) ื›ื™ ื‘ืฉืžื—ื” ืชืฆืื• ื”ืœ ืฉืžื—ื” ืœืฉืฉื•ืŸ ื—ื“ ื™ื•ืžื ืฉื‘ืงื•ืš ื•ืžืœื• ื‘ืš ืžื™ื ื“ื›ืชื™ื‘ ื•ืฉืื‘ืชื ืžื™ื ื‘ืฉืฉื•ืŸ ื”ืœ ื”ื”ื•ื ืžื™ื ื ื“ืฉืžื™ื” ืฉืฉื•ืŸ ืœืจ’ ืื‘ื”ื• ืขืชื™ื“ื™ืชื• ื“ืชืžืœื• ืœื™ ืžื™ื ืœืขืœืžื ื“ืืชื™ ื“ื›ืชื™ื‘ ื•ืฉืื‘ืชื ืžื™ื ื‘ืฉืฉื•ืŸ ื”ืœ ืื™ ื”ื•ื” ื›ืชื™ื‘ ืœืฉืฉื•ืŸ ื›ื“ืงืืžืจืช ื”ืฉืชื ื“ื›ืชื™ื‘ ื‘ืฉืฉื•ืŸ ืžืฉื›ื™ื” ื“ื”ื”ื•ื ื’ื‘ืจื ืžืฉื•ื™ื ืŸ ืœื™ื” ื’ื•ื“ื ื•ืžืœื™ื ืŸ ื‘ื™ื” ืžื™ื:ย 

there once were two clowns
named sason v’simcha; they
were silly billies.

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March 22, 2014

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on shmini atzeret

ืืžืจ ืœื”ืŸ ืฉืžื™ื ื™ ืจื’ืœ ื‘ืคื ื™ ืขืฆืžื• ื”ื•ื ืฉื›ืฉื ืฉืฉื‘ืขืช ื™ืžื™ ื”ื—ื’ ื˜ืขื•ื ื™ืŸ ืงืจื‘ืŸ ื•ืฉื™ืจ ื•ื‘ืจื›ื” ื•ืœื™ื ื” ืืฃ ืฉืžื™ื ื™ ื˜ืขื•ืŸ ืงืจื‘ืŸ ื•ืฉื™ืจ ื•ื‘ืจื›ื” ื•ืœื™ื ื”

chag in my own right–
don’t lump me with sukkot, see
me for who i am.