The Jewish Review of Books mourns the passing of Harvey Pekar whose comics—with Tara Seibel’s gorgeous illustration—graced our first two issues.
Harvey was just in the office last week to pick up the new issue, and seemed in good contrarian form, wryly outraged by half a dozen news items. His last comic for us, “Gut Shabbes,” was a characteristically self-deprecating little story of the tension between secular and religious Jews. In its last panel, Harvey stares out at the reader in a mock Jack Benny pose (he was sure that we’d get the allusion). Click here to see Harvey’s “Crumb’s Genesis: A Graphic Review” from Spring 2010.
Hebrew Union College dean Joshua Holo weighs in on Michael Chabon’s controversial commencement address.
The iconic director of the most critically acclaimed movie about the Holocaust, Shoah, died last week.
The most common understanding of disagreement, in the private sphere and the public one, is that it represents a failure.
How did Abraham Jaffee, raised in the shtetl of Zarasai, became one of MAD magazine's most prolific and recognizable cartoonists?