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March 31, 2014

56 siyyum massechet sukkah! tomorrow begins massechet beitza 馃檪
on the story of one israelite who decried the injustice of the altar

转”专 诪注砖讛 讘诪专讬诐 讘转 讘讬诇讙讛 砖讛诪讬专讛 讚转讛 讜讛诇讻讛 讜谞砖讗转 诇住专讚讬讜讟 讗讞讚 诪诪诇讻讬 讬讜讜谞讬诐 讻砖谞讻谞住讜 讬讜讜谞讬诐 诇讛讬讻诇 讛讬转讛 诪讘注讟转 讘住谞讚诇讛 注诇 讙讘讬 讛诪讝讘讞 讜讗诪专讛 诇讜拽讜住 诇讜拽讜住 注讚 诪转讬 讗转讛 诪讻诇讛 诪诪讜谞谉 砖诇 讬砖专讗诇 讜讗讬 讗转讛 注讜诪讚 注诇讬讛诐 讘砖注转 讛讚讞拽 讜讻砖砖诪注讜 讞讻诪讬诐 讘讚讘专 拽讘注讜 讗转 讟讘注转讛 讜住转诪讜 讗转 讞诇讜谞讛 … 讗诇讗 诇诪”讚 诪专讬诐 讘转 讘讬诇讙讛 砖讛诪讬专讛 讚转讛 诪砖讜诐 讘专转讬讛 拽谞住讬谞谉 诇讬讛 诇讚讬讚讬讛 讗诪专 讗讘讬讬 讗讬谉 讻讚讗诪专讬 讗讬谞砖讬 砖讜转讗 讚讬谞讜拽讗 讘砖讜拽讗 讗讜 讚讗讘讜讛 讗讜 讚讗讬诪讬讛 讜诪砖讜诐 讗讘讜讛 讜讗讬诪讬讛 拽谞住讬谞谉 诇讻讜诇讛 诪砖诪专讛 讗诪专 讗讘讬讬 讗讜讬 诇专砖注 讗讜讬 诇砖讻讬谞讜 讟讜讘 诇爪讚讬拽 讟讜讘 诇砖讻讬谞讜 [砖谞讗诪专 (讬砖注讬讛讜 讙) 讗诪专讜 爪讚讬拽 讻讬 讟讜讘 讻讬 驻专讬 诪注诇诇讬讛诐 讬讗讻诇讜

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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讗”专 [讗诇注讝专] 讛谞讬 砖讘注讬诐 驻专讬诐 讻谞讙讚 诪讬 讻谞讙讚 砖讘注讬诐 讗讜诪讜转 驻专 讬讞讬讚讬 诇诪讛 讻谞讙讚 讗讜诪讛 讬讞讬讚讛 诪砖诇 诇诪诇讱 讘砖专 讜讚诐 砖讗诪专 诇注讘讚讬讜 注砖讜 诇讬 住注讜讚讛 讙讚讜诇讛 诇讬讜诐 讗讞专讜谉 讗诪专 诇讗讜讛讘讜 注砖讛 诇讬 住注讜讚讛 拽讟谞讛 讻讚讬 砖讗讛谞讛 诪诪讱 讗”专 讬讜讞谞谉 讗讜讬 诇讛诐 {诇讗讜诪讜转 讛注讜诇诐} 砖讗讘讚讜 讜讗讬谉 讬讜讚注讬谉 诪讛 砖讗讘讚讜 讘讝诪谉 砖讘讛诪”拽 拽讬讬诐 诪讝讘讞 诪讻驻专 注诇讬讛谉 讜注讻砖讬讜 诪讬 诪讻驻专 注诇讬讛谉

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

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March 29, 2014

54
what happens when rosh hodesh falls on shabbat? which takes precedence?

诪讬转讬讘讬 专讗砖 讞讚砖 砖讞诇 诇讛讬讜转 讘砖讘转 砖讬专 砖诇 专讗砖 讞讚砖 讚讜讞讛 砖讬专 砖诇 砖讘转 讜讗讬 讗讬转讗 诇讬诪讗 讚砖讘转 讜诇讬诪讗 讚专讗砖 讞讚砖 讗诪专 专讘 住驻专讗 诪讗讬 讚讜讞讛 讚讜讞讛 诇拽讚诐 讜讗诪讗讬 转讚讬专 讜砖讗讬谞讜 转讚讬专 转讚讬专 拽讜讚诐

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

聽转谞讬讗 讗诪专讜 注诇讬讜 注诇 讛诇诇 讛讝拽谉 讻砖讛讬讛 砖诪讞 讘砖诪讞转 讘讬转 讛砖讜讗讘讛 讗诪专 讻谉 讗诐 讗谞讬 讻讗谉 讛讻诇 讻讗谉 讜讗诐 讗讬谞讬 讻讗谉 诪讬 讻讗谉 讛讜讗 讛讬讛 讗讜诪专 讻谉 诇诪拽讜诐 砖讗谞讬 讗讜讛讘 砖诐 专讙诇讬 诪讜诇讬讻讜转 讗讜转讬 讗诐 转讘讗 讗诇 讘讬转讬 讗谞讬 讗讘讗 讗诇 讘讬转讱 讗诐 讗转讛 诇讗 转讘讗 讗诇 讘讬转讬 讗谞讬 诇讗 讗讘讗 讗诇 讘讬转讱 砖谞讗诪专 (砖诪讜转 讻) 讘讻诇 讛诪拽讜诐 讗砖专 讗讝讻讬专 讗转 砖诪讬 讗讘讗 讗诇讬讱 讜讘专讻转讬讱

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)

讗诪讗讬 讘讻讜 讻讚讚专砖 专讘讬 讬讛讜讚讛 诇注转讬讚 诇讘讗 诪讘讬讗讜 讛拽讘”讛 诇讬爪专 讛专注 讜砖讜讞讟讜 讘驻谞讬 讛爪讚讬拽讬诐 讜讘驻谞讬 讛专砖注讬诐 爪讚讬拽讬诐 谞讚诪讛 诇讛诐 讻讛专 讙讘讜讛 讜专砖注讬诐 谞讚诪讛 诇讛诐 讻讞讜讟 讛砖注专讛 讛诇诇讜 讘讜讻讬谉 讜讛诇诇讜 讘讜讻讬谉 爪讚讬拽讬诐 讘讜讻讬谉 讜讗讜诪专讬诐 讛讬讗讱 讬讻讜诇谞讜 诇讻讘讜砖 讛专 讙讘讜讛 讻讝讛 讜专砖注讬诐 讘讜讻讬谉 讜讗讜诪专讬诐 讛讬讗讱 诇讗 讬讻讜诇谞讜 诇讻讘讜砖 讗转 讞讜讟 讛砖注专讛 讛讝讛

讚专砖 专’ 注讜讬专讗 讜讗讬转讬诪讗 专’ 讬讛讜砖注 讘谉 诇讜讬 砖讘注讛 砖诪讜转 讬砖 诇讜 诇讬爪讛”专 讛拽讘”讛 拽专讗讜 专注 砖谞讗诪专 (讘专讗砖讬转 讞) 讻讬 讬爪专 诇讘 讛讗讚诐 专注 诪谞注讜专讬讜 诪砖讛 拽专讗讜 注专诇 砖谞讗诪专 (讚讘专讬诐 讬) 讜诪诇转诐 讗转 注专诇转 诇讘讘讻诐 讚讜讚 拽专讗讜 讟诪讗 砖谞讗诪专 (转讛讬诇讬诐 谞讗) 诇讘 讟讛讜专 讘专讗 诇讬 讗诇讛讬诐 诪讻诇诇 讚讗讬讻讗 讟诪讗 砖诇诪讛 拽专讗讜 砖讜谞讗 砖谞讗诪专 (诪砖诇讬 讻讛) 讗诐 专注讘 砖谞讗讱 讛讗讻讬诇讛讜 诇讞诐 讜讗诐 爪诪讗 讛砖拽讛讜 诪讬诐 讻讬 讙讞诇讬诐 讗转讛 讞讜转讛 注诇 专讗砖讜 讜讛’ 讬砖诇诐 诇讱 讗诇 转拽专讬 讬砖诇诐 诇讱 讗诇讗 讬砖诇讬诪谞讜 诇讱 讬砖注讬讛 拽专讗讜 诪讻砖讜诇 砖谞讗诪专 (讬砖注讬讛讜 谞讝) 住讜诇讜 住讜诇讜 驻谞讜 讚专讱 讛专讬诪讜 诪讻砖讜诇 诪讚专讱 注诪讬 讬讞讝拽讗诇 拽专讗讜 讗讘谉 砖谞讗诪专 (讬讞讝拽讗诇 诇讜) 讜讛住专转讬 讗转 诇讘 讛讗讘谉 诪讘砖专讻诐 讜谞转转讬 诇讻诐 诇讘 讘砖专 讬讜讗诇 拽专讗讜 爪驻讜谞讬 砖谞讗诪专 (讬讜讗诇 讘) 讜讗转 讛爪驻讜谞讬 讗专讞讬拽 诪注诇讬讻诐

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

转谞讜 专讘谞谉 讘专讗砖讜谞讛 讛讬讜 谞砖讬诐 诪讘驻谞讬诐 讜讗谞砖讬诐 诪讘讞讜抓 讜讛讬讜 讘讗讬诐 诇讬讚讬 拽诇讜转 专讗砖 讛转拽讬谞讜 砖讬讛讜 谞砖讬诐 讬讜砖讘讜转 诪讘讞讜抓 讜讗谞砖讬诐 诪讘驻谞讬诐 讜注讚讬讬谉 讛讬讜 讘讗讬谉 诇讬讚讬 拽诇讜转 专讗砖 讛转拽讬谞讜 砖讬讛讜 谞砖讬诐 讬讜砖讘讜转 诪诇诪注诇讛 讜讗谞砖讬诐 诪诇诪讟讛 讛讬讻讬 注讘讬讚 讛讻讬 讜讛讻转讬讘 (讚讘专讬 讛讬诪讬诐 讗 讻讞) 讛讻诇 讘讻转讘 诪讬讚 讛’ 注诇讬 讛砖讻讬诇 讗诪专 专讘 拽专讗 讗砖讻讞讜 讜讚专讜砖(讝讻专讬讛 讬讘) 讜住驻讚讛 讛讗专抓 诪砖驻讞讜转 诪砖驻讞讜转 诇讘讚 诪砖驻讞转 讘讬转 讚讜讚 诇讘讚 讜谞砖讬讛诐 诇讘讚 讗诪专讜 讜讛诇讗 讚讘专讬诐 拽”讜 讜诪讛 诇注转讬讚 诇讘讗 砖注讜住拽讬谉 讘讛住驻讚 讜讗讬谉 讬爪专 讛专注 砖讜诇讟 讘讛诐 讗诪专讛 转讜专讛 讗谞砖讬诐 诇讘讚 讜谞砖讬诐 诇讘讚 注讻砖讬讜 砖注住讜拽讬谉 讘砖诪讞讛 讜讬爪讛”专 砖讜诇讟 讘讛诐 注诇 讗讞转 讻诪讛 讜讻诪讛

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

转 讘砖讬专 砖诇 拽专讘谉 讚专’ 讬讜住讬 住讘专 注讬拽专 砖讬专讛 讘讻诇讬 讜注讘讜讚讛 讛讬讗 讜讚讜讞讛 讗转 讛砖讘转 讜专讘谞谉 住讘专讬 注讬拽专 砖讬专讛 讘驻讛 讜诇讗讜 注讘讜讚讛 讛讬讗 讜讗讬谞讛 讚讜讞讛 讗转 讛砖讘转 讗讘诇 砖讬专 砖诇 砖讜讗讘讛 讚讘专讬 讛讻诇 砖诪讞讛 讛讬讗 讜讗讬谞讛 讚讜讞讛 讗转 讛砖讘转

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

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March 24, 2014

49
on torah shel chesed

讜讗”专 讗诇注讝专 诪讗讬 讚讻转讬讘 (诪砖诇讬 诇讗) 驻讬讛 驻转讞讛 讘讞讻诪讛 讜转讜专转 讞住讚 注诇 诇砖讜谞讛 讜讻讬 讬砖 转讜专讛 砖诇 讞住讚 讜讬砖 转讜专讛 砖讗讬谞讛 砖诇 讞住讚 讗诇讗 转讜专讛 诇砖诪讛 讝讜 讛讬讗 转讜专讛 砖诇 讞住讚 砖诇讗 诇砖诪讛 讝讜 讛讬讗 转讜专讛 砖讗讬谞讛 砖诇 讞住讚 讗讬讻讗 讚讗诪专讬 转讜专讛 诇诇诪讚讛 讝讜 讛讬讗 转讜专讛 砖诇 讞住讚 砖诇讗 诇诇诪讚讛 讝讜 讛讬讗 转讜专讛 砖讗讬谞讛 砖诇 讞住讚

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.

讛谞讛讜 转专讬 诪讬谞讬 讞讚 砖诪讬讛 砖砖讜谉 讜讞讚 砖诪讬讛 砖诪讞讛 讗”诇 砖砖讜谉 诇砖诪讞讛 讗谞讗 注讚讬驻谞讗 诪讬谞讱 讚讻转讬讘 (讬砖注讬讛讜 诇讛) 砖砖讜谉 讜砖诪讞讛 讬砖讬讙讜 讜讙讜’ 讗诪专 诇讬讛 砖诪讞讛 诇砖砖讜谉 讗谞讗 注讚讬驻谞讗 诪讬谞讱 讚讻转讬讘 (讗住转专 讞) 砖诪讞讛 讜砖砖讜谉 诇讬讛讜讚讬诐 讗”诇 砖砖讜谉 诇砖诪讞讛 讞讚 讬讜诪讗 砖讘拽讜讱 讜砖讜讬讜讱 驻专讜讜谞拽讗 讚讻转讬讘 (讬砖注讬讛讜 谞讛) 讻讬 讘砖诪讞讛 转爪讗讜 讗”诇 砖诪讞讛 诇砖砖讜谉 讞讚 讬讜诪讗 砖讘拽讜讱 讜诪诇讜 讘讱 诪讬讗 讚讻转讬讘 讜砖讗讘转诐 诪讬诐 讘砖砖讜谉 讗”诇 讛讛讜讗 诪讬谞讗 讚砖诪讬讛 砖砖讜谉 诇专’ 讗讘讛讜 注转讬讚讬转讜 讚转诪诇讜 诇讬 诪讬诐 诇注诇诪讗 讚讗转讬 讚讻转讬讘 讜砖讗讘转诐 诪讬诐 讘砖砖讜谉 讗”诇 讗讬 讛讜讛 讻转讬讘 诇砖砖讜谉 讻讚拽讗诪专转 讛砖转讗 讚讻转讬讘 讘砖砖讜谉 诪砖讻讬讛 讚讛讛讜讗 讙讘专讗 诪砖讜讬谞谉 诇讬讛 讙讜讚讗 讜诪诇讬谞谉 讘讬讛 诪讬讗:聽

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

讗诪专 诇讛谉 砖诪讬谞讬 专讙诇 讘驻谞讬 注爪诪讜 讛讜讗 砖讻砖诐 砖砖讘注转 讬诪讬 讛讞讙 讟注讜谞讬谉 拽专讘谉 讜砖讬专 讜讘专讻讛 讜诇讬谞讛 讗祝 砖诪讬谞讬 讟注讜谉 拽专讘谉 讜砖讬专 讜讘专讻讛 讜诇讬谞讛

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