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ותלמוד תורה כנגד כולם.

"And the study of Torah is equal to all."

Always keep studying Torah! It is a tree of life to those who grasp it!

A shorter Jewish bathroom prayer after you do your business, wash your hands, and step out:

"BLESSED art thou, O L-rd, who healest all flesh and doest wondrously."

"ברוך אתה יי רופה כל בשר ומפליא לעשות."

(Barukh atá Hashém, rofé kol basár u-maflí la'asót)

(Thanks G-d, for the rabbis that made a prayer that expresses gratitude for bodily orifices... that if any of them were blocked we would have medical problems. BUT we don't right now. So thanks!)

I mainly bought this Kindle book out of nostalgia than anything!

The Bhagavata Purana, or Srimad-Bhagavatam, First Canto! Wish me luck in reading this 12 volume translation and commentary! 🥰📚

I guess I'll probably be using this to encapsulate my learning Torah! 😅

It's Jewish High Holiday season again!!

"Sincerity is the way of Heaven. The attainment of sincerity is the way of men. He who possesses sincerity is he who, without effort, marks what is right, and apprehends without exercise of thought — he is a sage who naturally and easily embodies the right way.

To this attainment there are requisites: the extensive study of what is good; accurate inquiry about it; careful reflection of it; clear discrimination of it; and earnest practice of it."

— Confucius, "The Doctrine of the Mean"

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Anyone else having a hard time quitting other social media, like Facebook?

I deleted FB and IG on my phone, so I can only check it on my laptop at home after work.

I deleted TikTok a few weeks ago after amassing a small 700 followers in three months.

Social media can take time away from fun things like friends and Netflix.

I swear so many of us are social media addicts. And I'm using Mastodon to cope! 😂😂 At least this is quiet and private. I can post whenever I want with no need to update every few hours! 😁

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Ranting about social media 

A lot of social media (namely IG for me) actively punishes you if you don't document every little detail of your artistic process, and that's really frustrating. I enjoy showing WIPs occasionally, but I much prefer to showcase an end project than to show step-by-step progress pics (and as my projects get more ambitious, the longer that takes lol).

The private, reclusive aspects of my personality are at odds with the constant need for the content machine to be fed.😵

Good morning, Mastodon universe!

💟 Happy Tu b'Av! 🥰 Tu b'Av Sameach! 😍 Happy "Jewish Valentine's Day"! 😘

Today was a day thousands of years ago, that Jews enjoyed themselves for once. The men would gather themselves, and the women would gather.

All the women would wear white, so that no one would feel ashamed if they were poor. And they would dance in vineyards. Men would choose their wives from this.

Lol. No frolicking in vineyards for me though! 💕


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