HT408 / You’ve probably heard of an en–dash, em—dash and the regular old dash-dash. But Hebrew has a special one called upper־dash, which for the most part is pretty much like a regular dash, used for things like repeating-repeating words-words. In chocolate here we have an upper־dash #ambigram of shwayeh-shwayeh שוויה־שוויה: a phrase of Arabic origins meaning “chill, one moment buddy, take your time.” Next time you’re feeling anxious, just reach for a bar of the nearest chocolate and remember to take things shwayeh־shwayeh. #mesimaivrit
HT407 / You may have noticed that my theme this week was same’ah שמח. Happiness. Apropos that the holiday which we consider a time for happiness (sukkot) fell at the same time as world mental health day. What does it mean exactly to be happy? I don’t think such a state exists; rather happiness is a journey of contentment, of being satisfied with the things I have. Your happiness isn’t the same as mine, necessarily, but for the next three days I’ll be away and focusing on counting my blessings. Journeying towards happiness, whatever it may be. #חגשמח#etroglettering
HT406 / Moadim L’simha מועדים לשמחה, friends. Make today a "time to rejoice,” no matter how small. This is white ink on a hadas #הדס (myrtle) leaf, a plant that is part of the #sukkot traditions. . #mltype_ea and #typeforants
Something BIG is coming to @officialtgifridays. Can you guess what it is? Seriously- comment below and if you guess correctly (and maybe also if you don’t 😎) I can hook you up with some when it’s released (in the form of a TGIF gift card).
The letter häf כ for kroove כרוב. Sounds like “groove,” but you don’t need a translation. Second slide is kusemmet כוסמת, which sounds like qos-emek, a curse with Arabic origins that I will also not translate 😎. Fun fact: Some letters in Hebrew, like ך, have a different shape when they appear at the end of the word. #mesimaivrit