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wmjbyatt116 karma

Well done.

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Yeah that caught me off guard, too. If that's true, I had no idea. To YouTube.

EDIT: I'm giving this one a serious yes

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What's your favorite joke you know that only makes sense to the Orthodox community? This is mine:

Two middle-aged men, Elimelech and Aaron, are learning together in the Beis Midrash. When they come to a break, Elimelech says:

"You know, my daughter is getting married next month. We’ve been learning together for years, and so I’d like to honor you with being one of the witnesses at the ceremony."

At this, Aaron looks a little embarrassed and says: "I’m sorry to do this to you, Elimelech, but, well, I’m afraid I have to turn you down. You see, well, I’m actually not Jewish, so I can’t serve as a witness."

"What do you mean you’re not Jewish?” asks Elimelech. "We’ve been learning together for years. How can it be that you’re not Jewish?"

"Well," answers Aaron, "I’ve always found the learning to be a great intellectual exercise. And, of course, I also like spending time with you. But, in the end, I’m still not Jewish."

"But hold on," Elimelech protested. "I’ve seen you keep Shabbos. You know that a non-Jew isn’t allowed to keep Shabbos."

"Ah," replied Aaron, "you only THOUGHT you saw me keep Shabbos. The truth of the matter is that I always kept a key in my pocket when I walked outside. This way I always carried on Shabbos."

"But there’s an eruv!" said Elimelech.

"Yes," countered Aaron, "but I don’t hold of the eruv."

wmjbyatt15 karma

Are you aware of the research that MAPS and other organizations are doing regarding the use of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of PTSD? If so, what are your opinions on the research?

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I'll give you oldest and purest, but "most complex" is a stretch. It has more game states than Chess by a long shot, sure, but Stratego's game tree is like 175 orders of magnitude larger.