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Story for Elul, the month preceding Rosh Hashana (thanks to Melinda Mindy Ribner)

August 31, 2008

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The Maggid of Mezerith, the successor of the Baal Shem Tov, needed someone to blow the shofar for Rosh Hashanah. Many people wanted the honor of this mitzvah, so a time was set aside for auditioning. In preparation for the audition, the men went to the mikvah, studied kabbalah, fasted and gave charity. The Maggid […]

Story for Elul, the month preceding Rosh Hashana (thanks to Melinda Mindy Ribner)

August 31, 2008

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The Maggid of Mezerith, the successor of the Baal Shem Tov, needed someone to blow the shofar for Rosh Hashanah. Many people wanted the honor of this mitzvah, so a time was set aside for auditioning. In preparation for the audition, the men went to the mikvah, studied kabbalah, fasted and gave charity. The Maggid […]

Salah al-Din Brigades training dozens of Palestinian kids to ‘fight the Jews and kill Jewish kids’

August 31, 2008

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Gaza kids ‘training to kill Jews’ Eleven-year-old trainee: I’d rather die fighting the occupation than die at home from a missile. Islamic Jihad threatens to unleash ‘the fires of hell’ on Israel.

Minneapolis protesters subjected to massive, pre-emptive police raids

August 31, 2008

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Massive, warrantless raids on peace protesters in Minneapolis, ahead of RNC

Tweets for Today

August 30, 2008

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18:14 @sereneorange Unless you’re dating a foot fetishist don’t worry what your feet look like. Take it from a guy: that’s not what we look at. # 18:15 @sereneorange Big thighs can be hot: www.gustavklimtcollection.com/pages/danae.html # 18:16 @sereneorange & congrats on the weight loss 🙂 # 07:59 What Alaskans are saying about McCain’s choice of […]

Obama’s acceptance speech

August 29, 2008

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“The challenges we face require tough choices, and Democrats as well as Republicans will need to cast off the worn-out ideas and politics of the past. For part of what has been lost these past eight years can’t just be measured by lost wages or bigger trade deficits. What has also been lost is our […]

Tweets for Today

August 29, 2008

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00:05 @sereneorange The next congress will have a strong Democratic majority which with an Obama administration may just keep campaign promises. # 00:08 @smartgrrrl Yes, there were many fine turns of phrase and rhetorical points made in that wonderful and inspiring speech. # 00:09 @sereneorange In similar circumstances I am so glad our apartment has […]