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

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Jewish Lights Pub., 2006 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 123 pages
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A fresh look at Jewish folktales wise, witty, hilarious.

After finishing school in New York, Rabbi Harvey traveled west in search of adventure and, hopefully, work as a rabbi. His journey took him to Elk Spring, Colorado, a small town in the Rocky Mountains. When he managed to outwit the ruthless gang that had been ruling Elk Spring, the people invited Harvey to stay on as the town's rabbi. In Harvey's adventures in Elk Spring, he settles disputes, tricks criminals into confessing, and offers unsolicited bits of Talmudic insight and Hasidic wisdom. Each story presents Harvey with a unique challenge from convincing a child that he is not actually a chicken, to retrieving stolen money from a sweet-faced bubbe gone bad. Like any good collection of Jewish folktales, these stories contain layers of humor and timeless wisdom that will entertain, teach and, especially, make you laugh."

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Fairly good though I would have liked better graphics. - Goodreads
A good selection for school and public libraries. - Book Verdict
The illustrations are like woodcuts, very very simple. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Michelle Pegram - Goodreads

This graphic novel follows the exploits of the wild west rabbi, Rabbi Harvey, as he shares his wisdom and understanding of the world in order to help people navigate unusual and everyday experiences ... Read full review

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

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I had forgotten how much I enjoy wisdom tales. Read full review

Contents

Meet Rabbi Harvey
1
Bearded Chicken
14
The Juice Princess
27
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Stephen Sheinkin is writer and illustrator of the Storytellers History series (Summer Street Press), including The American Revolution. He is also author of the classroom resource The Jewish History Observer (Behrman House).

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