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4/10/19 6:17 A

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That? All this time I've thought it was a pterodactyl that had been shot in the head several times and was about to plummet, screaming, into a lake far below. Thanks for straightening it out.

Shame on you, Phebe.

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4/10/19 2:43 A

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It's a Boeing 707!

LOL!!!!!

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4/9/19 7:12 A

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What emoticon? If I understand you, you're challenging me to use it. You don't really want me to use it, do you? I wouldn't recognize myself. Beside, I think I used it once, long, long ago, just to be one of the kids.

Will you accept this one instead. emoticon

Great, now I have a stomach ache. Thanks a lot, Phebs.

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Laurie, you forgot the emoticon:

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4/8/19 8:24 A

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What I have seen is that the newbies on their own discover The Wall first. Rest easy, Mark and I have it covered.

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4/8/19 7:03 A

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I think that I have never typed "LOL." Can I type it upside down and backward? Like Ginger Rogers? Let's see...

7O7

(It's Phebe's fault. She's encouraging this unruly display.)

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LOL!

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4/7/19 1:20 P

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Then I have done my work. Thank you.

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4/7/19 12:34 P

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Laurie you crack me up.

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4/7/19 12:17 P

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Shall we start an SP team for facebook ignorers? I'll take part in arranging for it with the SP tech staff, but I won't be a member. Sounds good, yes?

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4/7/19 12:04 P

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Laurie - ditto

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4/7/19 11:30 A

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I also ignore the wall just as I never registered for facebook.

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I feel like the wall is too Facebooky, so I ignore it. Smiley, you'll find that SparkPeople changes things up from time to time, so the wall may come and go like so many other things. But the discussion posts/threads seem to stay the same, so we do a lot of chatting in these.

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Easy: There is no "should." Do what you like. There are no rules or, if there are, no one knows where they are codified and, even better, it's likely that no one cares. "Freewheeling" is the team's middle name.

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4/6/19 8:30 P

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L'chaim to you, too :-)
So I'm glad I wrote both variations, since I see different people are comfortable with different expressions.
In that spirit, I will also wish the whole team a gut voch/shavua tov, and, since today was the first day of the Hebrew month of Nissan, also a gut chodesh/chodesh tov to all - and lots of luck with your Pesach preparations, whatever they may be!!
As for where I posted, I understood that people hang out more on the discussion boards, so I posted it here. If I should post to the wall, please let me know - I am new here, after all...

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4/6/19 12:34 P

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And l'chaim to all.

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Doesn't matter how anyone says it. It's the sentiment that counts. So Shabbat Shalom, Gut Shabbos to all.

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4/6/19 7:41 A

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It was always "gut Shabbos" and "gut Yontif" covered many other holidays.

About 20 years ago I worked at a major Reform temple on the Upper West Side. As I was leaving one Friday, I ran into one of the associate rabbis, a sweet, young man, and wished him gut Shabbos. I can't be absolutely sure whether he was sending a message that I should change my vocabulary, but his eyes widened and his head moved in what seemed an exaggerated nod and half circle as he wished me Shabbat shalom. In any case, I know what works for me.

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Actually, as kids (probably in camp) we learned a song that ended with "Shabbat Shalom (and then) Good Shabbos!"

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Gam lach.


My grandparents always said "Gut shabbas." But by the time I was a teen, most Reform shuls had switched to Shabbat Shalom, so I'm probably more used to that by now.

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I am not so sure that with a musical you really need to worry about subtitles or supertitles, as it were. I think by the action of the actors it would suffice. Remember how when it first opened back in 1964 on Broadway, we learned the appeal was so universal that it had become the longest running, most successful play in Japan, of all places. I always found that absolutely phenomenal when they interviewed people like nuns coming out of the Broadway theater who thoroughly enjoyed the piece.

So, the bottom line seems to be, "We are more alike than we are different."

m.youtube.com/watch?v=X7yryjpzUv8

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I don't understand Yiddish and I don't enjoy subtitles. My friend understands Yiddish very well.

I remember as a Kid my parents took me and my brother to see some Yiddish show in the city and we both walked out.

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I thought of seeing it when it was still at the theater in Museum of Jewish Heritage and wish I'd followed through. As I don't understand Yiddish, the prospect of reading supertitles through the performance deterred me. Foolish, because the need to read them didn't put me off when I saw "Die Goldene Kale" a couple of years ago and I wasn't even familiar with the play.

I saw "Fiddler" in London in 1968. Chaim Topol was Tevye.

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A friend of mine saw it and said it was very good.

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And I heard the new Yiddish "Fiddler" got rave reviews. I saw a snippet of it online. It still is something, in whatever language (and I have seen it in Spanish as well). Amazing how well it's held up more than 50 years since it was first performed on Broadway.

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Yes, that's the explanation I was given way back. The goal was (a) to support Israel by using the language and (b) to unify Jews around the world toward that end. I don't reject that basis, as Yiddish certainly isn't the only language or dialect. As I've said in our group before, the Yiddish words for the holidays are what I knew first and they keep me connected to my generations that are gone, mostly my maternal-maternal great grandfather.

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4/5/19 11:16 A

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Your guess is correct.

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4/5/19 11:08 A

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I glance at the Team Wall as that is the usual place where newbies land. Mark and I are part of the welcoming wagon.

As for Shabbos / Shabbat ("you say tomato, I say tom-ah-to"), I would hazard to guess, especially with the creation of the State of Israel, "Shabbat" is used to promote the Hebrew, whereas "Shabbos" is, of course, Yiddish. Just a guess.

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4/5/19 10:49 A

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Laurie I also grew up saying shabbos but shabbat has been a part of my vocabulary for about 40 years now. To me shabbos now is weird.

As for using the team wall, I never look at that so I like that it is posted here.

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I appreciate the equal time. "Shabbos" is what I grew up with and where I stayed, bewildered when I started hearing people say "Shabbat" way back when.

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Same to you, and yours.

Just an FYI: You can post this on the Team Wall (not that there's anything wrong posting here). Check it out.

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Thanks and the same to you.

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Hi to everyone on the team!
I just joined yesterday, wanted to wish everyone a good Shabbos/Shabbat Shalom (choose whichever feels better to you, they're both heartfelt) wherever you all may be.

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