A SHOUTOUT TO ALL NON-BINARY HEBREW SPEAKERS

I opened a secret Facebook group dedicated to finding a third pronoun in Hebrew that will serve people who don’t feel comfortable with man and/or woman pronouns. This task is extra hard in hebrew because all verbs are either in man or woman form so I want as many hebrew speakers who could use this (either combined with other pronouns or on its own) to contact me and join this group

PLEASE REBLOG THIS EVEN IF YOU DON’T SPEAK HEBREW OR ARE NOT NON-BINARY SO IT COULD GET TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE EVENTUALLY.
thank you very much

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Medieval dachshund - Or: drawing with words

Here are three examples of a technique called “micrography”: decorative scenes that are drawn with words written in a tiny script. While there are examples from Latin books made in the West (here is one), the technique is particularly common in medieval Hebrew manuscripts. The drawings are usually found in biblical manuscripts and they appear to be commentaries to the text. The technique, whereby a scribe wrote in the smallest handwriting possible, goes back to the 9th century AD. The examples here, from the 13th century, shows just how entertaining the word-made drawings can be: they are an opportunity for the scribe to frolick in the margins of the page - like drawing a creature that looks like a dachshund.

Pic: London, British Library, Additional MS 21160 (13th century, more about the manuscript here). More about micrography here.

Hebrew is such a beautiful language. You don’t say “I love you” in Hebrew, you say הציונות היא חרא רקוב ”hatziyonut hi chara rakuv” which translates to “you are the light of my life” which I think is one of the most beautiful things to say to someone

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Hebrew Club Typography

I was keen to show this impressive typographic work by 3rd year visual communication students at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design.

As part of a “Type as Image” course, the brief was to create three design formats for past Israeli music venues: an A0 poster, 4 A2 posters and 16 flyers.

With no illustration allowed, the students were pushed to create innovative layout and typographic systems that interpret a wide range of musical genres.

I’m unable to read Hebrew but Senior Lecturer, Nadav Barkan, was kind enough to steer me through some of the great work.

Above work (from top):

Itay WeinstockAriel MedinaTal ManiDenis Kushnir

  • God:Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
  • Abraham:
  • Abraham:
  • Abraham:
  • Abraham:באתי לכאן כדי לבלות בנעימים ואני בכנות מרגיש כל כך מותקף ממש עכשיו
Hebrew is weird

In Hebrew, the word for “hello” literally means peace.

The word for “goodbye” means to meet again.

When you want to say “congratulations”, you say good luck. (I always wondered what a person who understood only literal Hebrew would think if he came to our weddings and heard everyone telling the bride and groom “good luck”.)

"Good luck", in contrast, is with success.

"Welcome" is blessed are the comers.

To “publish” something is to bring it out into the light

Your “mood” is your state of the spirit.

On the other hand, “spirit” literally means wind. So “mood” is actually state of the wind.

A “report” is known as law and account, or more commonly by its acronym. 

An orange is called a golden apple, but is also known only by its acronym.

"The occupation", if you’re curious, is called the conquest.

Terms of endearment in Hebrew include soul, my life, and my penance (to ward off the evil eye).

In Israeli slang, if you want to say that someone is being over-analytical, nagging, or tedious, you say they are digging.

If you want to say someone is delusional, you say they live in a movie.

Any Hebrew speakers are welcome to add the strange things they noticed.

You all know that the Bible wasn’t written in English, right? So you can’t get meaning based on a hominem or a play on words. You can’t figure out a new spiritual truth based on the counting of letters in a certain verse. Even the poetry in the Psalms is based on acrostics of the Hebrew alphabet, so the skill and artsiness is lost on us. 

What we have are translations. Please take the original language into account when doing your study. 

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Prince of Egypt - Deliver us (Hebrew Version) (Includes River Lullaby)

It’s absolutely breathtaking hearing this in the language it’s meant to have…

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