Did you know? A folk story among Afghan Jews says that before Haman got the order to kill all Jews he started off with all sorts of regulations meant to harm them. One of those was a ban on them having eggs. The way they found around it was to paint eggs to look like other foodstuffs and sell them instead, so someone who wasn’t looking close enough couldn’t tell. Haman was furious when he saw his new law didn’t demoralise the Jews in the least. Since then, it’s customary among Afghan Jews to paint eggs on Purim.
(Colored) Eggs are a part of many, many traditions across numerous cultures, going back further than we can really reproduce. Ancient Egyptian burial practices, pagan fertility celebrations, Lag B'Omer, Purim, Pessach, Iranian New Year, Easter... Europe, Africa, Asia... people just love their springtime egg traditions, I guess. I'm sure there are more that I am not aware of. The egg always likes to keep us guessing what came first, doesn't it? Ever heard of the mythological cosmic egg? Perhaps it's neither the egg nor the chicken that came first, but the duck. Who knows?
I'm Christian and we don't paint eggs. We do celebrate Easter (Remembering the crucifixion of Yeshua, which we see Passover/Pesach as the foreshadowing of His death), but the egg thing is pagan, as Xero said. Some Christians do it for fun (and out of ignorance that it has a pagan connotation) but it has nothing to do with why we celebrate Easter.
That's true of every religion. Still, Christianity is a historical religion and some denominations - Catholics, Orthodox, Coptic, etc. - can trace themselves back to the early Church and the Apostles. It's weird that some Christians whose denomination is fairly young will impugn the authenticity of ancient Churches and their traditions.
It is Feminine Singular (FS). Your question is perfectly understandable, since it is the first time the male voice actor reads a 1st Person Singular (אני) using the feminine gender verb.
The present tense of the verb is as follows:
- ♂️ MS: צוֹבֵעַ [tzovéa]
- ♀️ FS: צוֹבַעַת [tzová'at]
- ♂️♂️ MP: צוֹבְעִים [tzov'ím]
♀️♀️ FP: צוֹבְעוֹת [tzovót]
to-Infinitive: לצבוע (לִצְבֹּעַ) [litzbóa]