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Feb. 13th, 2006 @ 04:17 pm reasons why professor socher is awesome
Current Music: The WAiFs - Flesh and Blood
1. Comes in with five boxes of donuts and a jug of coffee. Begins lecture, then casually says, "yeah, so I bought coffee and donuts for you guys because I got tenure yesterday." Entire class applauds.

2. Tells the story of how the rabbis took literally the line from scripture that goes (paraphrased) "The Temple was not built with instruments of war," and concluded that the Temple was not built with axes or other iron tools. Describes how they came to the conclusion that it was crafted by a snake of divine light, which he describes as a "worm laser." Admits this has nothing to do with the topic being discussed.

3. Four words: Pirate rabbi Resh Lokish.
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From:persistent_sun
Date:February 14th, 2006 04:14 am (UTC)
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If I haven't told you about it already, remind me to tell you about the persuasive essay I wrote on one of his finals that quoted him saying "Elisha ben Abuya, known as Acher, was the Darth Vader of Rabbinical Judaism," and then went on to prove it.

What class of his are you taking?
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From:erf_
Date:February 14th, 2006 04:39 am (UTC)
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Yes, you told me about that. It was brilliant.

Intro to Talmud.
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From:hatikvah_42
Date:February 15th, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC)
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AJFKDLS:GUJISO!!!!


Yes, exactly.