Timshel in Hebrew

Yesterday I posted 5 “timshel” tattoos.  Here are two written in Hebrew.

Literary Tattoos: John Steinbeck East of Eden

This belongs to Ryann.

Literary Tattoos: John Steinbeck East of Eden

This belongs to Hannah Waterman.

The tattoo is from John Steinbeck’s East of EdenLiterary Tattoos: John Steinbeck East of Eden . It means “timshel” and it is in Hebrew.

I was inspired by this passage because it spoke to my own personal perspective on choice and how that fits in with in an idea of “God’s will” for me, I also am Jewish in background – something I relate to as a culture and a history and less as a religion, so having it done in the Hebrew script felt meaningful and personal, and, finally, as a passionate reader, it was very meaningful to me to choose a moment that I loved from a book that I loved.

Comments

  1. ella says

    hebrew speaker here: you should really add vowels (nikkud), because “timshel” can have many different meanings different from steinbeck’s.

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