Do not press me to leave you or to turn back from following you! Where you go, I will go; where you lodge I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die, I will die โ€” there will I be buried. May the Lord do thus and so to me, and more as well, if even death parts me from you!
—  Ruth 1:16-17

One last Christmas Drawing!

Ruth and Idgie here were a surprise for jetgirl - if you don’t follow her, you should. You’re welcome in advance. She’s been dealing the fangirl to me and countless others for years. YEARS. Bask in the write-ups of her girlcrushes and discover shows/movies you had know idea you needed in your life. You’ll also be hard-pressed to find funnier, more endearing tags.


Manuscript Monday: The Megillah of Ruth

Inspired by illinoisrbml‘s post on the Esther scroll in their collection, we’re presenting Mizzou’s Ruth scroll for Shavuot.

In Jewish tradition there are five megillot (scrolls) that are read on five different holidays. All of them unrolled using a single roller, instead of two traditionally attached at each side of the scroll.

The Book of Ruth is read on Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks, which occurs seven weeks after the beginning of Passover, in late May or early June.  This year, Shavuot began on Saturday, May 23, and ends today.

Among Biblical characters, Ruth is one of the most beautiful. Born a Moabitess, she married a Jew, Chelion, son of Elimelech and his wife Naomi. After Chelion’s and Elimelech’ s death, she faithfully stayed with Naomi, and followed her elderly and fragile mother-in-law back to Bethlehem, where Naomi was from. It was long and dangerous journey, for Ruth it was much safer to return to her parent’s home, but she said to Naomi:

Be not against me, to desire that I should leave thee and depart: for whithersoever thou shalt go, I will go: and where thou shalt dwell, I also will dwell. Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God. (Ruth 1:16)

Ruth is equally revered by Jews and Christians, because she is one of the ancestors of King David, and thus mentioned in Gospel of St. Matthew in the genealogy of Jesus Christ.

Other scrolls with one roller should be: Book of Esther, read on Purim; Song of Songs – on Passover; Lamentations of Jeremiah the Prophet.– on the 9th day of Av; and Ecclesiastes – on Sukkot.

- Alla Barabtarlo

  • Atoms
  • Nana Grizol
  • "Ruth"

atoms//nana grizol

and nothing ever does begin like nothing ever ends
ask every atom in your body and they’ll surely tell you
“friend, i am old as time and older still”
and you are made of everything you love, you feel, or kill
i will outlive you, and forgive you, and be just a baby still