Presents for [livejournal.com profile] aviva_m and Bar-Navi

Friday, January 25th, 2013 11:33 am
lethargic_man: (beardy)
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For Chanukah I got [livejournal.com profile] aviva_m, at her suggestion, the book Jews Welcome Coffee: Tradition and Innovation in Early Modern Germany. As a German Jewish coffee enthusiast, it was ideal for her. The question then was what to get her for her birthday. Thinking of her other interests, I told her, "I've searched all over the Internet for Jews Introduce Rabbits To Talmud, but I can't find a copy anywhere."

Then inspiration struck.

The result was this T-shirt:

[T-shirt, front]

The German reads: "My boyfriend wanted to get me my dream book..."; the book's title reads Famous Rabbits in the Talmud.

[T-shirt, back]

"...but all I got was this lousy T-shirt."

With thanks to Albrecht WINOLJoDW for providing me with German after [livejournal.com profile] curious_reader told me mine was all English idiom literally translated.

Let's take a closer look at the book mock-up, so you can see the author and cover clearly:

[book mock-up]

(The German for "rabbi" does not, of course, normally feature a T.)

[livejournal.com profile] aviva_m wasn't the only one getting a present. Jane (so-called because she's Jane Doe, but also because being a grey lady rabbit, that makes her Lady Jane Grey) made a present for Bar-Navi:

[Jane gives Bar-Navi his present]

"What is it?"

[It's a tallis]

It's a tallis, and Bar-Navi is very pleased with it.

Date: 2013-01-25 02:00 pm (UTC)
green_knight: (Disbelief)
From: [personal profile] green_knight
Judging by her expression, she appreciates the T-shirt!

(I'm not surprised. And 'famous rabbits in the Talmud', well, that's a stroke of genius anyway.)

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