In Algeria in the 1930s, a cat belonging to a widowed rabbi and his beautiful daughter, Zlabya, eats the family parrot and gains the a
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The good news is – the cat can speak!
The bad news is – he only tells lies!
Well, the second part is wrong, but he is one argumentative puss!
He argues theology with the rabbi, and makes fun of the man’s students, going so far as to follow one young man to see if he frequents a whorehouse.
Cat and rabbi make a great comic duo. Observe this exchange where cat is reading aloud to the rabbi:
Cat – “Because if you want I can look for a fable with only kosher animals.”
Rabbi – “Ah! Shut up and read.”
This has been on my wishlist for ages because the promise of representing practicing Jewish characters in the graphic novel format (by an #ownvoices author!!!) sounded just like my kind of thing.
Set in Algeria in the 1930s, a cat belonging to a widowed rabbi and his beautiful daughter, Zlabya, eats the family parrot and gains the ability to speak. To his master’s consternation, the cat immediately begins to tell lies (the first being that he didn’t eat the parrot). The rabbi vows to educate him
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The Rabbi’s Cat, by French artist and writer Joann Sfar is a graphic novel set in Algeria in the 1930s.
Despite how his name sounds in English, the author isn’t a woman. It’s Joann as in Johann: John! Here he is with the model for his fictional cat:
Approaching this review, all I could think of at first was cat puns: The Cat-cher in the Rye. The cat without which there is nothing. A feline of v