Hi there, I'm Rachel. I'm 22. I have a bachelor's degree in computer science and math and I'm hella nerdy. I'm probably the biggest Avatar fan you will ever meet. I blog about my life, Avatar, Dragonlance, books, Jewish things, vegetarian things, and super cute animals (especially bunnies!) I love making new friends, so please message me if you want to talk! ^_^

redlark:

There’s a hole in my lawn and evidently Welly just discovered it’s perfectly dog shaped

redlark:

There’s a hole in my lawn and evidently Welly just discovered it’s perfectly dog shaped

"Henna was also used to mark happy and celebratory occasions, including holidays.
Jews in the Middle Atlas would henna their hands just before Passover, and the stain would last all through the holiday; Erich Brauer recorded the same of Kurdish Jews.
In Amadiyya, on the night before Purim, women would take all the young girls of the village to the baths, where they would be hennaed as if they were brides; this was known as khiyāpit benātha (Neo-Aram. the bath of the maidens). They were given sweets, and their mothers told them that their henna made them as beautiful as Queen Esther.
Women and girls in Yemen and Aden used henna to beautify themselves for holidays, including Purim and Sukkot; unmarried girls were allowed only to henna their hands, because hennaed feet were seen as the prerogative of married women.
As a symbol of celebration, henna was not used during periods of mourning. Some Persian communities practiced a ceremony called sāl dar overi (to leave the year) at the end of the first year of mourning: mourners would be given new clothing and jewelry and then be taken to the ḥammām and hennaed, symbolizing their return to the normal cycle of life and sociality.
Henna also appeared in other rites of passage. In some parts of Morocco, a newborn child was rubbed with henna; this was common among Muslims as well.
Some Moroccan Jewish communities also held a ceremony on the eighth night after a boy’s birth, the evening before his circumcision. Women would gather in the mother’s house to sing, eat, and apply henna, while the men read selections from the Zohar."
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Noam Sienna, “Henna,” The Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Brill Reference (via kosherqueer)

Hey I searched for myself on tumblr and look what I found! From my henna article for the Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World. More people have probably read it on tumblr than anywhere else, lol!

(via jewishhenna)

blurrymelancholy:

Matilda (1996), dir. Danny DeVito

asylum-art:

"Queen of kings " by Nyree Mackenzie for Moustache magazine

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Photographer/ Creative Director: by Nyree Mackenzie Nyree Photo
Model: Gisèle Pletzer
Stylist / Fashion Director: Tamzen Holland Fashion-Stylist


bosxe:

Sanjai, a 20-years old bull (male elephant), sees himself for the first time in front of a mirror. [x]

GOD


Dolphins also pass the mirror test. It’s pretty amazing!

ceruleanavatar:

Normal People: October! Warm clothes, Halloween, pumpkin spiced everything, haunted hay rides, changing leaves, yay!

LoK fandom: October. The month for Korra. Korra’s month. The month specifically designed to honor Korra.

rapunzelie:

21+ full-figured actresses playing 14/15/16 yr old characters rly fucked up my self-esteem and self-image when i was young and made me v insecure

quit casting adults as young characters esp in shows w/ young target audiences?? man it makes undeveloped lil girls feel inadequate that they don’t look like grown women when they’re baby teens

can-you-hear-the-fandoms-sing:

imnotflirtingbytheway:

aluox:

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I don’t understand why but I really hate this shade of blue

I literally feel disgust. What!?

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starkednlokid:

 

Admit it we were all a little bummed out that the old lady didn’t actually all that badass fighting in this scene

mentalflossr:

Happy World Vegetarian Day! 
15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in October

mentalflossr:

Happy World Vegetarian Day! 

15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in October

windy98art:

"I-I’m doing it… I’M DOING IT!”

windy98art:

"I-I’m doing it… I’M DOING IT!”

im-still-flying:

The Prince of Fire

tlrledbetter:

Like most of the internet, I turned something into an Adventure Time reference.

humansofnewyork:

“I was the youngest in the family. I went to Israel first, and the rest of the family was supposed to join me. Nobody made it. We sent letters to each other for the first few years. The last letter I got from Poland came in 1941. It was from my mother. It asked me to send food. Then the letters stopped. I knew that the Germans had occupied Poland, and I heard rumors about the things that were happening. I never learned the specifics of what happened to my family. I never wanted to.”
(Jerusalem)

humansofnewyork:

“I was the youngest in the family. I went to Israel first, and the rest of the family was supposed to join me. Nobody made it. We sent letters to each other for the first few years. The last letter I got from Poland came in 1941. It was from my mother. It asked me to send food. Then the letters stopped. I knew that the Germans had occupied Poland, and I heard rumors about the things that were happening. I never learned the specifics of what happened to my family. I never wanted to.”

(Jerusalem)