seven summers
A camp tries to reinvent the Hebrew language, so transgender kids can fit in
What does a non-binary kid call themself in a gendered language?

Some of the important bits:

When Zev Shofar, a 14-year-old from Takoma Park, started going to Jewish summer camp seven years ago, the children all learned the Hebrew words to introduce themselves. “Chanich” means a male camper; “chanichah” means a female camper.

But what if Zev didn’t feel male or female — neither a chanich nor a chanichah?

Zev’s camp didn’t have a word that worked for Zev. In fact, the Hebrew language doesn’t have any words. Like many other languages — Spanish, French and Russian, for example — Hebrew assigns each noun a gender.

In Israel, or anywhere else that Hebrew is spoken, there’s no linguistic solution, either. But now there is at camp. Zev is a chanichol.

The seven Habonim Dror camps, spread across North America, are pioneering a new gender-neutral form of Hebrew this summer. They hope to set an example that Hebrew-speakers worldwide might someday follow.

Those cheers have had to be rewritten this summer to fit the new gender-neutral Hebrew. Plural masculine nouns in Hebrew — including any group of people that includes at least one man — typically end in im, while feminine nouns end in ot. At Camp Moshava, all groups of both boys and girls now end in a blend: imot.

In Israel, some LGBT communities have adopted the –imot plural, but few seem to have decided on a non-binary singular.

So Habonim Dror decided on its own that –ol would be its singular non-binary ending, based on the word kol, which means “all.”

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What the seven + others are doing at the beach
  • Percy: annabeth. Wait. he is the beach
  • Annabeth: Reading and giving the death glare to Percy when the waves come up too close to her
  • Piper: SURFING
  • Jason: shocking Percy in the water
  • Hazel: screwing with all the noobs with metal detectors
  • Frank: drowns himself in sunscreen then gets drenched by Percy so he has to start over
  • Leo: building sand castles over his crotch
  • Nico: doesn't even touch the sand with his bare skin but is getting sand out of his ass for the next week
  • Reyna: Hitting Jason or Percy or both with projectile beach balls
  • Will: summoning dangerous UVB rays onto his enemies