my favorite thing about this menorah is that it lets — or indeed makes — you choose
there is, obvs, A Lot to be said always about Ḥanukah and the Maccabees and the entire Hasmonean fracas and What Are We Even Commemorating Anyway, but in the years that i have been observing it, i have always felt Ḥanukah to be profoundly bound up with the idea of choice, the idea of *human* choice, the idea that, even in the face of everything, we are *choosing* to be Jewish, *choosing* to do Judaism, *choosing* to carry this tradition forward into whatever is coming
new refsheet of my fursona from @sockeye! super super stoked about how this turned out! :D defs recommend commissioning him if yr looking for fursona art — he was a real pleasure to work with!
another thing i like about my menorah is that when the candles burn down it looks like the olives themselves are burning and shooting up little tongues of flame ^_^ #JubilantJanice
one of the things i love about this menorah is that the arch shape and the distance between the candles means that at first, when just the right side is lit, the left side still feels shadowed, in darkness. and then as the candles get added, more and more of the menorah lights up — it feels like light is being physically drawn across it as the holiday progresses
conservative people in power: brin, could u be a little less . . . you?
bad news, fuckers, i am only ever going to get more me as time goes on; buckle up and stay hydrated #ḤanukahSameaḥ
hey, so you remember how the final Qadish in Tractate Shabbat was fuckn tiny? (https://cybre.space/@glitternoodle/104665087775255475) well! for Eiruvin they made it . . . legible:
so i don't normally pay a ton of attention to the Vilna pages, but i *really* dig this illustration of a tree with its roots raised up — something about it just seems very alluring and powerfully drawn from another world. it's tiny, about the size of my pointer fingernail, but i kinda want to hang onto it as a sigil or something, figure out a way to pull a hi-res version and use it for Art #DafYomi #Eiruvin100
dmab enby (it/itself) making music and theatre in nyc. local pronoun artisan
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