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Andrew Meit

Andrew Meit

Andrew Meit is a scholar of the imagination, scholar on Martin Buber, a type designer and software tester, and a Jewish artist who is disabled. Andrew is legally blind, legally deaf, and has several learning problems stemming from contracting congenital rubella. Through out his life Andrew has striven to turn his disabilities into well made art that inspires and celebrates beauty and truth. Although mainly self-taught in calligraphy, drawing and design, Andrew formally studied at the Cleveland Art Institute. With the font editor Fontographer, he created the well known font GoodCity Modern (a version of the typeface used in Gutenberg’s bible) and Final Roman, a template font for type designers. Recently, after decades of work, Andrew produced a digital recreation of the first page of Genesis from the Gutenberg Bible. Currently he is working on a new translation of Ich und Du and a font based on Buber's handwriting. In 1984, Andrew earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies with minors in Mathematics and Philosophy from Stetson University. Originally from Lousiville, Kentucky, he currently lives in Plantation, Florida.

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שִׁוִּיתִי | Shiviti: perceiving the world as an expression of divine Oneness

Contributed on: כ״ט בסיון ה׳תשע״א (2011-06-30) by Aharon N. Varady | Andrew Meit |

Given that the Torah forbids impressing our imaginations with illustrations of the divine, some other method is necessary to perceive divine Oneness. One method is found in the verse in Psalms 16:8, “I have set YHVH before me at all times.” . . .


Prayer on Kneading and Baking Ḥallot for Shabbat, by Perle Derbaremdiger Peretz (fl. 18th c.)

Contributed on: ז׳ בכסלו ה׳תשע״ט (2018-11-15) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Andrew Meit | Perle Derbaremdiger (Peretz) |

A prayer upon preparing ḥallot for Shabbat. . . .


שִׁוִּיתִי | Shiviti by Mashiaḥ Asgari (ca. late 19th – early 20th c. Herat, Afghanistan)

Contributed on: י׳ בתמוז ה׳תשע״א (2011-07-12) by Andrew Meit | Mashiaḥ Asgari |

A digital reproduction of a Shiviti held in the Royal Library of Denmark’s Simonsen Manuscripts Collection. . . .


Kiss of death: a prayer upon the death of a parent, by Andrew Meit

Contributed on: ג׳ בתשרי ה׳תשע״ב (2011-10-01) by Andrew Meit |

By Andrew Meit, written upon the death of his mother, Sonie Meit, the 28th of Sivan 5771 –כ״ח בְּסִיוָן תשע״א. . . .


Loss of what could be; but is – a prayer-poem in eulogy after a suicide, by Andrew Meit

Contributed on: כ״ח בתשרי ה׳תשע״ז (2016-10-29) by Andrew Meit |

This eulogy by Andrew Meit was read at Temple Beit Ami in Rockville, Maryland at the funeral of Benjamin Meit. Andrew writes, “Ben would have turned 19 next week. He died from complications from depression and mental illness.” Donations in Ben’s memory may be made here. If you or anyone you know is in need of help, please call 911, or 1-800 273 8255, the national suicide prevention hotline. . . .


A Memory’s fire burns within me still, by Andrew Meit adapted from the Qinah, “Aish Tuqad b’Qirbi”

Contributed on: י״ג באב ה׳תשע״ה (2015-07-28) by Andrew Meit |

“A Memory’s fire burns within me still” was adapted by Andrew Meit from Gabriel Seed’s translation of the kinah, Aish Tukad b’kirbi (“A Fire Shall Burn Within Me”). . . .



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