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Today is Tuesday, September 28, 2021. It's 14:51 (UT).

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The Atari 2600, originally branded as the Atari Video Computer System, is a home video game console developed and produced by Atari. Released in September 1977, it popularized the use of microprocessor-based hardware and of games stored on swappable ROM cartridges, a format first used with the Fairchild Channel F the year before. The VCS was bundled with two joystick controllers, a conjoined pair of paddle controllers, and a game cartridge – initially Combat and later Pac-Man.Photograph credit: Evan Amos

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These are some of the links that I frequently use in following the 2006 election. If you're reading this, and you find other useful ones, please add them!

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He proposed tax cuts in 1962; they were passed in 1964. [3] On a larger subject: the "Domestic Policies" section of the JFK article seems pretty dismissive. Certainly it's wrong to imply, as strongly as it does, that the tax cuts passed in 1964 owed little to his efforts. John Broughton 15:02, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
A quick scan of my old Ency. Britannica noted as accomplishments: Cuban missle crisis, which may have helped lead Kruschev to sign, 10 mos later, the nuclear test ban treaty. It notes that Congress was indeed wary of his domestic plans (one that passed was the Peace Corps) in part because of the closeness of the election -- but that Kennedy was convinced he would win a 1964 landslide against Goldwater, and get the mandate for the massive tax cut, and civil rights leglislation that he wanted. -- Sholom 21:13, 26 March 2006 (UTC)


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Weekly Torah Portion
Sukkot (סֻכּוֹת) (Chol HaMoed)
Exodus 33:12–34:26 & selection from Numbers 29:20–34
“'The Lord, the Lord, God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth; keeping mercy to the thousandth generation, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin.” (Exodus 34:6–7.)
Moses with Radiant Face (1638 painting by José de Ribera)

Moses asked God whom God would send with Moses to lead the people. Moses further asked God to let him know God’s ways, that Moses might know God and continue in God’s favor. And God agreed to lead the Israelites. Moses asked God not to make the Israelites move unless God were to go in the lead, and God agreed. Moses asked God to let him behold God’s Presence. God agreed to make all God’s goodness pass before Moses and to proclaim God’s name and nature, but God explained that no human could see God’s face and live. God instructed Moses to station himself on a rock, where God would cover him with God’s hand until God had passed, at which point Moses could see God’s back.

God directed Moses to carve two stone tablets like the ones that Moses shattered, so that God might inscribe upon them the words that were on the first tablets, and Moses did so. God came down in a cloud and proclaimed: “The Lord! The Lord! A God compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in kindness and faithfulness, extending kindness to the thousandth generation, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin; yet He does not remit all punishment, but visits the iniquity of parents upon children and children's children, upon the third and fourth generations.”

Moses bowed low and asked God to accompany the people in their midst, to pardon the people’s iniquity, and to take them for God’s own. God replied by making a covenant to work unprecedented wonders and to drive out the peoples of the Promised Land. God warned Moses against making a covenant with them, lest they become a snare and induce the Israelites’ children to lust after their gods.

God commanded that the Israelites not make molten gods, that they consecrate or redeem every first-born, that they observe the Sabbath, that they observe the Three Pilgrimage Festivals, that they not offer sacrifices with anything leavened, that they not leave the Passover lamb lying until morning, that they bring choice first fruits to the house of the Lord, and that they not boil a kid in its mother's milk.

Selection from Numbers 29:20–34: God told Moses that every Sukkot, for seven days, the Israelites were to present to God an offering. This offering started with bulls, with a different number of bulls on each day of the holiday. On the first day, thirteen bulls were offered, on the second twelve bulls, and so forth, until on the seventh day there were seven bulls offered. In addition to the bulls, each day's offering included two rams and fourteen lambs as burnt offerings; as well as meal offerings and drink offerings; and a goat as a sin offering. Because the offering changes every day, this selection changes depending on which day of chol hamoed it is.

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