The Adventures of Rabbi Harvey: A Graphic Novel of Jewish Wisdom and Wit in the Wild West

by Steve Sheinkin

Book, 2006



Call number

J 501 SHE



Woodstock, Vt. : Jewish Lights Pub., c2006.


Jewish and American folklore are combined in this witty and original collection of comic Jewish folk tales creatively retold and set on the western frontier of the 1870s. Part wild west sheriff, part old world rabbi. After finishing school in New York, Rabbi Harvey traveled west in search of adventure and, hopefully, work as a rabbi. Like any good collection of Jewish folktales, these stories contain layers of humor and timeless wisdom that will entertain both adults and young readers.

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LibraryThing member bostonbibliophile
Dry wit and unusual art characterize this collection of Jewish folktales retold and recast in the old West of America, starring the unibrowed sage Rabbi Harvey. A great graphic novel for children and adults alike.
LibraryThing member bostonian71
Talmudic wisdom has never been so charming. I love the gentle humor and the simple yet expressive illustrations. And the storytelling is much better than some other Jewish tales that were supposedly designed to be educational, but were so simplistic and annoying we ended up recycling them. If only
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Torah study was always this fun!
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LibraryThing member ritaer
Traditional tales of Rabbinic wisdom set in the old West and taught in graphic novel form. Entertaining and instructive.


1580233104 / 9781580233101

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