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i want to feed into the stereotype that this sort of distinction is why jews made good lawyers but i imagine all religions have this absurd level of specificity. anyway just stumbled on this when someone posted something about an AI Rabbi because AI. i just read and exchange someone generated in AI with Mary I of England.
this pertains to which prayer to say over bread as opposed to other grain-related offering like cake but the jewiness comes in what i guess are the endless debates over what constitutes what. i am actually familiar with "hamotzee" though honestly cannot recall seeing it in transliteration as it is part of a common prayer that one says before.... i guess eating a sabbath meal. this is not something we would do but it was probably part of breaking bread during any holiday meal celebration.
Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha-olam, hamotzi lechem min ha'aretz. Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has brought forth bread from the earth.
saw this victorian era cigarette card (the brand was based in rochester) which got me thinking about tins of loose tobacco i/we got when living in blue hill maine 30 years ago this summer. remembered the green tins but didnt have anything else to go on name-wise. even after seeing the tin it took a while for the name to click into place, three castles. was good stuff though almost too moist.
Range anxiety in PNW
Saw a few yesterday, today a huge flock of robins in the area. It's Spring!
The (EastVillage) Eye
the amazon algorithm really has got my number. love to know the magic confluence of searches that inspired this to show up on my home page.
takes a lot for me to side with a drum circle against a shipping container but.... honestly doesnt seem like it would be that effective but i guess its a deterrent.
pillars of creation
AI AI Ohhhh shit
#1 trending on twitter is. #RIPTwitter.
musk fired half the staff then gave an ultimatum to the rest to quit w/ 3 month severance or work your ass off indefinitely from back in the office which he also mandated. one post i just read said 75% of the remaining employees are taking the offer. possibly those on work visas cant quit. hence the dire hashtag. everyone acting like the titanic is sinking as they say their goodbyes. feels like its too big to fail but man what a clusterfuck musk unleashed. epic hubris.