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

Ancient & Magickal Alphabets

Celestial Alphabet/Angelic Script, Malachim, and Passing the River were made up by 16th century German alchemist/astrologer/lawyer/magician/occultist/soldier/theologist Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa.  Theban was created by 15th century German cryptographer/historian/lexicographer/occultist/theologian Johannes Trithemius, one of Agrippa’s teachers.  The Alphabet of the Magi was created by 16th century Swiss German alchemist/astrologer/botanist/occultist/physician/toxicologist Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim (aka Paracelsus), another of Trithemius’s students, who rejected Agrippa’s magical theories.

Those, and the two Tolkien made, are entirely fictional and are good to use in most any context. All the others are real alphabets from real cultures — some still used today — so be VERY aware of and careful with them.

More writing systems can be found at Omniglot.

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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

From “Genialium Dierum Libri Sex, Varia Ac Recondita Eruditione Referti.”, Alexandri ab Alexandro. Text Reads:
Top (Greek): “Neither your honey nor your sting.” [Num. Rabbah 20:10]
Right (Hebrew): “Smoother than oil is her speech” [Proverbs 5:3]
Left (Hebrew): “But in the end she is as bitter as wormwood.” [Proverbs 5:4]
Below (Latin): “Nocet empta dolore voluptas” [Horace]
Bottom (Greek): “I sing to those who know; the uninitiated must close the doors.”[Orpheus]

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