AMERICAN TORAH TOONS: 54 Illustrated Commentaries by Lawrence Bush
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$10, hardcover. (This 1997 book sells for up to $75 at Amazon.com!)
Our Jewish Currents editor's classic book of 54 graphic stories that give a personal, political, and irreverent spin to each Torah portion. If you're a religious fundamentalist or easily offended, stay away! If you're a fan of Bush's visual pieces, this book will be a treat for you and a window onto his early artwork. Published by Jason Aronson Press.
The Akedah, the Sacrifice of Isaac, becomes an episode of child abuse on an Amtrak train; the golden calf becomes Madonna; Moses becomes Harriet Tubman; the Burning Bush takes root in a shopping mall. Incorporating photos, drawings, text, and pop iconography, the images are sometimes satirical, sometimes poignant, sometimes laughable, but always insightful and thought-provoking.
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