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Friday, May 25, 2012

It's Erev Shavuot...

...and I'm so looking forward to Saturday night for a full night of learning. I love the stamina test. I love the learning. And I love being witness to the world Hashem is running every night when I'm usually (hopefully) asleep.

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Piano debut

ND's debut piano recital.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Ruth

Remember when I said in my Pesach Waste post that I was bummed about not making it to a shiur? And remember how I said I was going to be co-leading a discussion about Ruth in a Rosh Chodesh group?

Well, the person who pulled that group together directed us to a series of lectures online that are absolutely amazing. They do exactly what I most enjoy of Torah study of drawing connections between different stories and ideas in immaculate detail. I've still got a few classes left, but if you are interested I really encourage you to hear this series by Rabbi David Fohrman. They're not labeled very well, so you should listen to:

Lot and his Daughters 1 and 2, then
Judah and Tamar parts 1-3, then (I think... not there yet)
Book of Ruth parts 1-3

Next week I'm planning to hear Aviva Zornberg speak too.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

50/50

Just watched 50/50. Been wanting to see this for awhile but a little nervous too. Some parts really hit home... his age, some of the day to day issues. The rest I just enjoyed for what it was. Loved the friend. Ethically not okay with the final date in the movie, but I won't say more and risk giving anything away.

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