What happens when a comedian and an artist join forces to read the Torah? You've probably heard about R. Crumb's Genesis. Now, comedian Aaron Freeman and his wife, the artist Sharon Rosenzweig, have created a web-based comic version of the Torah that is specifically Jewish, based on each weekly Torah portion.
Freeman, Rosenzweig and their publisher, Ben Yehudah Press, are plotting to produce a book version of the comic. There's a 3 minute video intro at Kickstarter.com, the hot new crowd-funding site which allows fans to pre-order the book and support the project.
Perhaps you and your students would enjoy this material. It's personal, provocative and funny. The more familiar you are with Torah, the more fun you'll have. You can read the review in the Jewish Daily Forward. Author Douglas Rushkoff called The Comic Torah, "Genius". Comic legend Alison Bechdel called it "Awesome." Rachel Barenblat, AKA The Velveteen Rabbi, calls it "delicious." More conservative readers have called it "irreverent" and "the kind of thing disobedient children would hide beneath their beds."
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