ושיננתם-לבניך

September 27th, 2009 by Editor B

Does this image of the Ten Commandments ring any bells?

ושיננתם-לבניך

Well, if you know me, it should look vaguely familiar. Those are my teeth. It’s a remix by a Flickr user “zeevveez” in Jerusalem which uses a photo I took of my own teeth just over four years ago:

My Teeth

That’s what I love about Creative Commons, the license under which I published that toothy photo. It allows such collaborations, some of which are quite surprising. I never dreamed my teeth would be so honored.

Update: My far-flung collaborator has posted a blog entry about the image. Unfortunately for me it’s in Hebrew. I ran it through Google Translator but I still can’t make heads or tails of it.

2 Responses to “ושיננתם-לבניך”

  1. liprap Says:

    “V’sheenontom l’vanecha” is how to pronounce it phonetically.

    It means “And you shall teach it to your children”, from a prayer called the Sh’ma. It pertains to teaching the basic tenet of the Torah, which is “Hear O Israel, Adonai is our God, Adonai is one.”

    In this case, though, it’s looking like “And you shall teeth it to your children”…

  2. zeevveez Says:

    The hebrew word “shen” (tooth) is used in Hebrew as a synonym for the Hebrew word for “teach” and it appears in the Ten commandments which look traditionaly like 2 stone tablets which looked similar to my own front teeth when I cleaned them a few days ago. All this is to show you what happens to a blogger who writes day and night, for a long period, about the Bible and starts seeing Bible verses even in the most ordinary daily life scenes.

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