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I believe that many current printings are changing the Rashi script into block script. One reason to use Rashi script is a very technical one: When multiple commentaries are printed on a page, it presents a visual difficulty. By writing half of the commentaries in Rashi script, it is easier for a person to visually track and read each commentary.


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If this is a list for a general audience, feel free to use the standard dagger symbol (†)—it’s standard, everyone knows what it means, and if you start choosing different symbols for different people based on their faiths you’ll never be done! (There are fonts in which the dagger symbol looks less like a cross than in other fonts; if you want to be extra ...


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As Avrohom Yitzchok already mentioned, the cross may not go over so well. Some alternatives are ע"ה (a"h) and ז"ל (z"l) [as mentioned before]; זצ"ל (zt"l) [may the memory of a righteous one be for blessing] is another good option, as well as OB"M [of blessed memory]. If we're talking about a list of people, some of whom are alive, and some of whom are not, ...


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I certainly would not like the dagger † to be placed after my name if I were no longer alive. The related question provides several possibilities amongst which the following seem most appropriate (to be used after the name). ע״ה = alav/aleha hashalom "Peace be upon him/her" ז״ל = zichrono/ah livracha "May his/her/their memory be a blessing" I see that ...


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Chabad.org has an article entitled Spiritual Graphology--The Soul of Handwriting, Finding the Mind, Body and Soul Connection. It starts with a quote based on the Rebbe ztz”l May G‑d help you fulfill the teaching of our sages, that "G‑d should be realized in every mundane thing" – as, for example, how the soul's control over the body can be ...



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