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April 02, 2012


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Very touching.

OTOH, I thought the Mein Kampf joke was stupid, unnecessary and not very funny...

All & all, great start to Season Five!

I waited until I watched it tonight to read this. Thank you for translating.

Seriously? The King James translation doesn't even mention Menashe and Ephraim? Jacob's grandsons are written out of the Jacobean tome????

No Ephraim or Menashe in the KJV. Pretty amazing; who ever expected to hear the words yesimcheh Elohim on a celebrated television series?

You forgot to mention - he got the job! The show made it seem like the blessing was for getting the job, but I understand it's a Shabbat custom to bless one's children in this way. I suppose it could have been for both reasons.

Jason, Ephraim and Menashe are in their proper place ion Genesis -- they just don't appear in the section of Numbers where the prayer for a son is enunciated. I'd better re-check my KJV, all the same.

Thank you, Ben,for your comment. I, tool, think "both" is the right answer. -- DL

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"After You've Gone"
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of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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