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Interlude ל: New York City

September 3, 1978 New York City I. Flanked by two guards, Mayor Ed Koch walked into the room. It seemed out of place in the middle of New York City. Poorly lit, musty, packed with books of diffent ages and … Continue reading

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Interlude כ: The Outer Gate

I. Imagine there’s no Heaven. It’s easy if you try. So easy that millions of people throughout history did it entirely by accident. They went to church, they read their Bibles, they knelt prostrate in prayer, and then they went … Continue reading

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Interlude י: The Broadcast

The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was spreading a catchy quote denying all tricks greater than the one about faking nonexistence. — Steven Kaas [Content warning: Part II of this chapter contains graphic scenes including references to Hell, gore, … Continue reading

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Interlude ט: The General Assembly

And Satan stood up against them in the global environment. — kingjamesprogramming.tumblr.com December 14, 1972 New York City “Ladies. Gentlemen. Mr. Secretary General. We are a proud people. Like so many of the other fledgling countries represented here today, our … Continue reading

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Interlude ח: War and Peace

Exodus 15:3 says “The LORD is a man of war; the LORD is His Name.” But this verse is ambiguous: “man of war” can mean either a type of Portuguese jellyfish or a type of British warship. Which one is … Continue reading

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Interlude ז: Man On The Sphere

Let’s play Twister, let’s play Risk See you in Heaven if you make the list — R.E.M., Man On The Sphere I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, until we’ve landed on the moon, of … Continue reading

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Interlude ו: There’s A Hole In My Bucket

Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. — Leonard Cohen, “Anthem” “There’s A Hole In My Bucket”, by Aaron Smith-Teller Submitted for the June … Continue reading

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Interlude ה: The Right Hand Of God

But woe unto them that were with him, at the valley gate, and at the University of California at Berkeley. — kingjamesprogramming.tumblr.com June 20, 1970 San Francisco LSD became illegal in California in 1966, two years before the real world … Continue reading

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Interlude ד: N-Grammata

The shortest effective Name of God is the Tetragrammaton. This was the Name recorded in the Bible, the one the High Priests of Israel would speak in the Temple of Solomon. The rabbis said it was so holy that God … Continue reading

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Interlude ג: Cantors and Singers

Those who speak the Names of God aloud are called cantors and singers. Like everything, these terms have both overt and kabbalistic meanings. The overt meaning of “cantor” is “someone who chants”. The kabbalistic meaning is “someone who works with … Continue reading

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