Sunday, August 05, 2018

Pirkei Avot: the graphic novel

MISHNAH WATCH: Translating The Ancient ‘Ethics Of Our Fathers’ Into A Graphic Novel (Bonnie Azoulay, The Forward).
August 3, 2018
With the onslaught of a new-age movement, where religion can be cool and believing in a superior power higher than thyself is deemed the bee’s knees, millenials have taken to Instagram to showcase their love for religion through art.

One such artist, who combines Jewish principles with graphic art, is Jessica Tamar Deutsch. Her book, “The Illustrated Pirkei Avot: A Graphic Novel of Jewish Ethics,” gives traditional Jewish texts a more contemporary (and female) voice in the art world.

I noted this as forthcoming last year. Now it's out and The Forward has had a look at it.

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