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also this is my latest musical release! it's a release that's part of a triptych called "Augmented Reality". the art is by twitter.com/artsyrobo

liquidcrystal.bandcamp.com/alb

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fun lesson for jews who aren't familiar: most hebrew words come from 3-letter roots, which add vowels and prefixes to change part of speech. קדש, or kuf-daled-shin, is a root meaning holy! that's where we get kaddish (which we say, uh, a lot), kiddush (wine blessing!), and more.

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rabbi: kaddish
me: nice
rabbi: kadosh
me: nice
rabbi: kedusha
me: nice
rabbi: kadisha
me: nice
rabbi: kiddush
me: l'chaim!

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also once you understand roots it gets even easier

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congregation: [...] chesed [...] ahavah [...] eloheinu [...]
me: nodding sagely

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the beautiful thing about the hebrew used in most services is that it's basically the same like, 100 words over and over again so if you learn those words you can start to get the gist of what you're reading lol

also i'd be remiss not to mention that dems having the house does basically nothing for sex workers, native americans, or anyone in the global south, all of whom are consistently & greviously harmed by both parties on a similar order of magnitude. we owe it to them to organize.

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your local socialists (especially if you're in an urban area, meaning you almost definitely have an existing org) need your help. find them and help them. we have so much work to do.

(p.s. if you're in an urban center & want to get involved and don't know where to start, dm me)

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have no doubt: fascism still looms. it is a global movement, and with climate crisis impending, fascist responses to immigration will become even more appealing to whiteness. we are in a race, and may have just been given a few metaphorical seconds that we must seize.

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looks like dems have the house. that just means that it is time for us as socialists to redouble our efforts. we have been given a marginal buffer against encroaching fascism and we need to seize that opportunity to further the revolutionary cause under more favorable conditions.

american "democracy"

your options are a fascist, a bunch of candidates who will never win, and exactly one other button. press that button to make fascism arrive slightly slower*

* may or may not actually take effect depending on the level of voter suppression in your area

anti-semitism violence 

i didn't post this to mastodon on saturday, but i wanted to share a piece i wrote while processing the violence at tree of life congregation, about why we are seeing increased anti-semitism, and how we will organize to fight it. מיר וועלן זיי איבערלעבן. we will outlive them. medium.com/@jessica.s.levine/f

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The undeniable retro-modern appeal of cyberpunk aesthetics are a vector for messaging and culture that must be possessed and maintained by we freaks, lest they be used against us.

the audio recording in the article will also be the start of my podcast, and should eventually be available on major podcast networks, but is available now on libsyn and embedded in the article!

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my medium article "A Rope Repaired is Stronger: Teshuvah’s Radical Potential as a Community Building Process", is up! in it i talk talmud, repentance, and resisting liberal individualism in judaism. it includes an audio recording if that's more accessible! medium.com/@jessica.s.levine/a

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got some great posters for my upcoming mayoral campaign now that rahm emanuel is fucking off

(personally i pick bond villain, considering bond is an agent of imperialism)

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𝒔𝒚𝒏𝒕𝒉 𝒈𝒊𝒓𝒍

new tattoo designed by me
and done by eric guntor
@ spirited tattooing coalition

four devas ranked:

nonon > gamagori > sanageyama > inumuta

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