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Aharon Varady
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My God! my soul is Yours my body is Your servant, take pity on what You have created; my soul is Yours and my body is Yours, God help us for Your sake. We come to You because we want to hon...
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I wrote this brachah on the occasion of my son Oryah's bar mitzvah. The Aramaic/Hebrew and the translation are mine. My partner and I recited the blessing after my son was called up to the Torah. T...
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אשר יצר | Asher Yatzar prayer for recognizing the Divine Image in all our bodies by Emily Aviva Kapor
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Go ahead -- cut and paste ט״וּ בִּשְׁבָט into our transliterator:
http://opensiddur.org/tools/transliterate/

However you spell it, please make sure to appreciate trees and all vegetation for the life and the joy they provide. We couldn't breathe without them. The air they breathe out is the air we breathe in, the air we breathe out is the air they breathe in. In and out -- the Breath of Life. יהּ yahhhhhh!

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Here's a first draft of a brief liturgy for last night, for solstice plus Ḥanukah. Note that this is a kind of eco-liturgy, but it also stands on its own without imposing an ecological overlay. Sin...
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New releases: Server v0.8.0/Client v0.1.0, Efraim Feinstein, 12/6/14 10:22 PM. Hi,. In addition to a number of bug fixes, this combination of client and server v0.8.0 and v0.1.0 is the first set that should be able to run regularly without encountering any expected errors[1].
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In the weeks leading up to the birth of our first child in 1997, my partner and I spent a lot of time thinking about the brit. Whether it was a boy or a girl we knew that we would have a celebratio...
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Six years ago today, Aharon Varady and Efraim Feinstein decided to collaborate on reviving an idea that had lingered in an online manifesto since it was written in 2002. Since then, we've made some progress.
Here's the latest report of our development of a web-to-print application for publishing works of Jewish liturgy (and liturgy related work):
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/opensiddur-tech/T1zSyt30Xe4/ckX-xeiU-3kJ

If the prospect of web-to-print publishing, the digital humanities for Jewish liturgy, or custom made siddurim excites you, please join our project! http://opensiddur.org/contact/
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Aharon, I'm interested (as always) in these images of old Menorahs, both the weekly & the Hannukiah. gr8 image !
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We're trying to nail down a particularly difficult copyright research question that hangs on the earliest date a work was accessible in the United States after publication abroad. Perhaps you or someone you know, can help.

The work in question is the Soncino Talmud -- thirty-two volumes that were published in four increments over a span of 15 years (1935-1950). Questions concerning it's Public Domain status have circulated for quite some time, but without adequate copyright research, haven't been able to be determined with confidence.

US copyright law considers works published abroad to be subject to US copyright requirements if they are available in the US within a month of their publication abroad. If we can determine that the Soncino Talmud was available in the US within a month of its publication in the UK, then it is likely to be in the Public Domain due to its lack of conformance with the US copyright requirements at the time of its publication.
Google Groups. REQ: Help determining original US dates of acquisition for the Soncino Talmud. Aharon Varady, Dec 4, 2014 10:33 AM. Posted in group: opensiddur-talk. We're trying to nail down a particularly difficult copyright research question that hangs on the earliest date a work was ...
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Ok, I understood. I was not aware of the "registration" (which is very interesting indeed).
This situation is, of course, different from European law.
There will be no answer from Soncino. It is no a brand of Judaica Press but obviously their interest to work with the Soncino brand is not very high. The mail address does not work, there is no imprint on the website and so on. Somebody should buy the brand from these publishers. A pity :-(
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Education
  • Jewish Theological Seminary of America
    Experiential Education, 2011 - present
  • Yeshivat Hadar
    Torah, 2009 - 2010
  • University of Cincinnati DAAP School of Planning
    Planning, 2002 - 2004
  • Binghamton University
    History, 1994 - 1996
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DJ Magical Adventures of Duffy Moon, DJ Spaceling
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Founding director of the Open Siddur Project, Aharon Varady is a community planner (M.C.P.) and experiential Jewish educator (M.A. J.Ed.) working to improve stewardship of the Public Domain, be it the physical and natural commons of urban park systems or the creative and cultural commons of Torah study.
Introduction
I prefer footnotes to endnotes, stories by Daniel Pinkwater, Ordovician fossils, and cumulonimbus clouds. I can occasionally be found writing, riding a bicycle, or hammock sailing. I'd love to speak with you if you're a mycologist, dirigible pilot, or a grower of tomatoes.
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always aspiring towards sentience, or so I suspect
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experiential educator, environmental educator, jewish educator, editor, writer, freelance cartographer
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teaching, writing, editing, advocacy
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  • Cosmographic Design Initiatives
    Principal, 1991 - present
  • The Open Siddur Project
    Founder, Director, 2009 - present
  • The Shaw Group
    GIS/Planner III, 2006 - 2007
  • URS Corporation
    Planner/Technical Writer, 2006 - 2006
  • Trust for Public Land: Center for City Park Excellence
    Researcher, 2004 - 2005
  • Datarealm Internet Services
    Programmer, 2000 - 2002
  • The University of Pennsylvania
    IT Support II, 1998 - 2000
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Cincinnati, OH - Falls Village, CT - Philadelphia, PA - Washington, DC - Baton Rouge, LA - Vestal, NY - Binghamton, NY - Brooklyn, NY - Boring, MD - Efrat, Israel - Jerusalem, Israel - Ramat Aviv, Israel
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Google Groups. REQ: Help determining original US dates of acquisition for the Soncino Talmud. Aharon Varady, Dec 4, 2014 10:33 AM. Posted in

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