[NetBehaviour] OUD

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Mon Oct 26 00:28:27 CET 2020



return to the oud after several months,
we waited carefully for each other, then danced
then danced

today's Unix Fortune:

Shamus, n. [Yiddish]:

         A shamus is a guy who takes care of handyman tasks around
the temple, and makes sure everything is in working order.
         A shamus is at the bottom of the pecking order of
synagogue functionaries, and there's a joke about that:
         A rabbi, to show his humility before God, cries out in
the middle of a service, "Oh, Lord, I am nobody!"  The cantor,
not to be bested, also cries out, "Oh, Lord, I am nobody!"
         The shamus, deeply moved, follows suit and cries, "Oh,
Lord, I am nobody!"  The rabbi turns to the cantor and says,
"Look who thinks he's nobody!"
                 -- Arthur Naiman, "Every Goy's Guide to Yiddish"

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