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Saturday, February 16 • 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Israel and America: A Shabbat Comics Hevruta

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As the relationship between Israel and America -- and between Israeli and American Jews -- has shown recent signs of strain, Eli Valley's comics have explored the conflicting goals, priorities and value systems of the two communities.  In this session, we will read several of Eli's comics in hevruta style (in partnership) and discuss the issues they raise about Zionism, diaspora life, Jewish values and the meaning of Jewish pride and Jewish sovereignty today. Note: we’re using the term “hevruta” very loosely.

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Eli Valley

Eli Valley, Artist in Residence at The Jewish Daily Forward, is a writer and artist whose work has been published in New York Magazine, The Daily Beast, Gawker, Saveur, Ha’aretz and elsewhere. His art has been labeled “ferociously repugnant” by Commentary and “hilarious” by The Comics Journal. A 2012-2013 LABA Fellow, Eli is the author of The Great Jewish Cities of Central and Eastern Europe and is currently... Read More →

Saturday February 16, 2013 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Ballroom C