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Joshua Cypess

Joshua Cypess
@JoshuaCypess

Nov 19
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123.01/ Week one-hundred and twenty-three, November 19-25, 2022, thread begins here. Week 122 below. (This is going to be a weird week)

Joshua Cypess

Joshua Cypess
@JoshuaCypess

122.01/ Week one-hundred and twenty two, November 12-18, 2022, thread begins here. Week 121 below. Hey, Twitter is still here. Nice to know.
123.02/ All right, I hear TFG may come back. So I succumbed and jointed the Tooting Place in the first silo at random. @JoshuaCypess@mstdn.party Worth having a backup.
123.03/ Second #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight of the season: "A Night at the Opera." Of course, I've shown the family this movie before - I'm no monster - but it's been too long & the kids are forgetting the lines, and that can't be. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Night_a…
123.03b/ Note, in unwitting homage to this movie, I actually saw "Il trovatore" in the New York Metropolitan Opera. That's how committed I was to my heroes Groucho, Chico and Harpo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Il_trovat… twitter.com/JoshuaCypess/s…
Joshua Cypess

Joshua Cypess
@JoshuaCypess

123.03/ Second #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight of the season: "A Night at the Opera." Of course, I've shown the family this movie before - I'm no monster - but it's been too long & the kids are forgetting the lines, and that can't be. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Night_a…
123.04/ I'm trying to use fedifinder.glitch.me, and - it is a bit glitchy, but it's better'n nothing. twitter.com/pwnallthething…
Once you're done, you'll probably want to find some people to follow. Good news! Several of the people you follow here are probably there already. A good tool to auto-follow your friends over there that you already follow here is this fedifinder.glitch.me
123.05/ My family & I are going to Israel tonight to see my oldest who's living there this year (so, my posting will be sporadic at best). Also excited at the possibility of celebrating Sigd in EY. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigd nypl.org/blog/2021/10/2… jewishagency.org/celebrating-th…
123.06/ Thank you @Nick Farruggia for your service twitter.com/nickfarruggia/…
Nick Farruggia

Nick Farruggia
@nickfarruggia

refuse to lose the tweets from the best poster ever just because the worst poster ever shit his pants after a divorce. here it is: every @wint tweet in chronological order, up & free forever. please share. will continue to build it out for ease of use docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
123.07/ We were nowhere near the attacks this morning in Jerusalem, thank God. Deep condolences to the family of the murdered teenager. How horrible. Sending refuah sheleimah for the wounded. twitter.com/TimesofIsrael/…
123.08/ My son, working in Israel this year, came with these gifts, demonstrating how well he's absorbed the lessons & instruction of my parenting. Getting kosher soda is hard, especially in goofy #Fanta flavors
5 cans of Fanta soda: (1) bright red can of Strawberry (2) orange can of Pineapple (3) yellow can of Lemon (4) green can of Exotic (5) blue can of Elderflower & Lemon
123.09/ Went to the Israel Museum today & saw some amazing things, possibly the most mind-blowing was this king's seal of Hezekiah himself! It gives me chills. The Bible validated as history by archeology! en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hezekiah
Picture taken by me from the exhibit. It shows a centimeter square piece of metal that was used in King Hezekiah's own court.
123.10/ We also saw some funny Avoda-Zara statues. Many Roman gods, but also stuff from 4000+ years ago. Including this cartoonish lady.
3000 year old figure with buggy eyes and an almost bird-like face.
123.11/ Chodesh Tov from "The Eye of the Universe!" One small thing I treasure about being here is the birkat cohanim in every morning davening. It's a palpable sign of the advanced holiness. goodreads.com/en/book/show/2…
123.12/ There's also a fun halachic shuffle where we don't say "Ten tal u'matar" in America yet, but *do* say in Israel, yet when I return to America I stop saying it for a week or so and then start up again. outorah.org/p/22451/
123.13/ Able to daven Rosh Chodesh mincha at the kotel at virtually the earliest time possible. It's a bracha to be able to do so, but still tinged with sadness at the Churban (can't help it!)
Inside a side tunnel at the Western Wall, a picture of a clock that reads "12:03"
123.14/ It's heavy rain in Jerusalem (a bracha) and heavy traffic (not so much) and we just passed through the walls of the Old City (the ramparts) through the Sha'ar ha-Ashpah (the ram parts).
123.15/ Making Shabbas lunch and going for one of my favorite Israeli food customs: challah with a trillion "salads" (pictured below). Alas, I didn't fully trust this caterer's Yerushalmi kugel (with pickle, of course).
From the caterer's website, a picture of 10 different dips for bread or crackers. E.g. hummus, grilled eggplant, corn salad, etc.
123.16/ My daughter asked why do people think that it's a good thing to leave notes in the Western Wall (something I'm pretty much against). I explained that it must come from the concept of "leave-note Yerushalayim" as seen below en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livnot_U%…
123.17/ Candle lighting in Jerusalem is 36 minutes before sunset, so that's very soon. Please stay safe everyone and #ShabbatShalom @Thread Reader App please unroll
Joshua Cypess

Joshua Cypess

@JoshuaCypess
He/his. PhD social scientist & Orthodox Rabbi. We're all in this together. #BlackLivesMatter #Steelers #Mets #Resist
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