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Rings of Cower – Why opposing Black Elves in Amazon’s new show is NOT racist

Gather around children! Today we are going to hear the tale of Ar-Amazôn and the Rings of Power. Oh, it is a tale as old as time itself. A story about a man who had everything, yet knew no satisfaction, and always craved for more. So vain a man Ar-Amazôn was, he gathered all his …

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The Butterfly Effect – How Hebrew drastically changed my view on abortions

Abortions is the only topic on everyone’s lips these days it seems. Not only in the US, but also in Israel and many other places, at least according to my social media feeds. Last week, in a giant act of virtue signaling the Israeli Ministry of Health, even announced they will ease abortion regulations in …

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Helping Hands – The amazing friendship between Hebrew and Chinese

Meet the Chinese character for friendship. It is written 友 and pronounced yǒu in standard Mandarin Chinese (sounds more like ‘yo’ than ‘you’). Though it is not so easy to see it today, this character was originally a pictograph of two hands. Since shaking hands as a form of greeting probably was not a thing …

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Past Intense – the perfect Hebrew expression for Passover

One of my favorite Modern Hebrew expressions, which I teach / review every year when Passover is around the corner, goes like this: What it means is we overcame (literally we passed – עברנו) the Pharoah (פרעה), we shall overcome or pass (נעבור) this (זה) as well (גם). The word את serve as the marker …

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The Daoist Preposition – My favorite Hebrew word

Hebrew has a lot of beautiful words. Some are beautiful because of the way they sound; some are beautiful because of the way they are written; and some are beautiful because of what they describe or the association they create in the listener’s mind. After giving it much thought and a lot of careful consideration, …

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Jumping Jacobs – More deep Hebrew insights from Dune

Working on doing research for the post ‘Buried in the Sand – Hebrew as a Language of Desert People’ made me realize I had some huge misconceptions about two of the main pillar terms in the world of Dune and its mythology, and about the word ‘jump’ in Hebrew. One of the terms – Kwisatz …

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Buried in the Sand – Hebrew as a language of desert people (Dune afterthoughts)

I have watched Dune – Part 1 twice already. The first time was on a regular screen and second time on IMAX. I may have inadvertently given a really good scare to the people sitting next to me in the cinema the second time. A boy and his mother were talking nonstop, so about halfway …

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Superman’s Dad’s name is also very symbolic

While writing the previous post about the letter Alef, the word אֵל (El – god) and how they both relate to Superman’s name, I noticed another very symbolic meaning in both of Superman’s fathers’ names. I didn’t want to digress and make a very long post even longer, so I decided it was best to …

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