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Old Mar 21, 2004, 6:19 PM   #1
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here is my contribution to this weeks challange:

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Old Mar 21, 2004, 6:34 PM   #2
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big/little.

Nice composition!

(I don't know Hebrew - are there more contrasts, in the symbols? Contrast that it's not Chanukkah - contrast that we're coming up on a Christian holiday and this is a Jewish game? Contrast in the symbols themselves - stark black on warm neutral, jots vs. tittles)
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Old Mar 21, 2004, 8:45 PM   #3
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Monkey 143:
The contrast is just for big and littile. I was looking for two objects and these just jumped out at me. The letter is called "shin". The other three letters are:Nun, gimel and hay. This is a type of betting game. You put some money or chips in a pot and spin the dreidel. If the shin comes up, you must put one coin or chip into the pot. There is also a song related to the dreidel. the SouthPark christmas album has the best rendition of the song.

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Old Mar 21, 2004, 9:05 PM   #4
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What's a Dreidel?

Nice capture- Retained good quality for both the grain of the wood and the material.
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Old Mar 22, 2004, 12:30 AM   #5
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Shin ve gimel, ken? Is that gimel to the left of shin? It looks like gimel, but doesn't.

wood and ink is always a good contrast. Excellent capture of the texture in the cloth. The Shin is a bit out of focus so you probably used a very open aperture? Was that intentional. I have a feeling that this piece has some deeper meaning that yet needs interpreting.
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Old Mar 22, 2004, 8:18 PM   #6
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cool idea
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Old Mar 22, 2004, 10:59 PM   #7
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Gilbert...

I've always loved the artform of the classical Hebrew lettering. Ze tov meod meod. I'm still wondering about the "deeper" meaning here, I just know it's there, haruachimani
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I'm still stuck on the concept of 'what's a dreidel'? and norm is opening up the depths of the jewish language :shock:
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Old Mar 22, 2004, 11:19 PM   #9
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Good simple composition, quite effective.
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Huckle...
The letters on the dreidel mean "A Great Miracle Happened There."In Israel the dreidel is a bit different in that their letters mean " A Miracle Happened HERE!" Apparently something happened in Israel that the diaspora is working out. The diaspora is the word for the dispersed of Israel all over the world, those who have not yet returned to Israel.

I'm not sure if you are "stating" or "asking" so I thought I'd input this.
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