Originally published in The Forward, January 22, 2010 issue. After an ultra-Orthodox Jewish leader referenced the comic in an essay on the Haiti earthquake, it was covered on Gawker. It also led to discussions and debate on Harry’s Place (with a second post here), Jewschool, the Italian Moked, Bleeding Cool and elsewhere. Click the Forward link for citations of sources and further discussion in the comments.

Posted on January 28, 2010 | Comments (5)


  1. I can go along with most of your contentions except for the one claiming that such eish torah/chabad types advocate killing goyim and destroying muslim holy places. ive been around such types and ive never such stuff. not that the reverse isnt routinely demanded by mullahs. our own talibanish types are not comparable to the real thing who favor chopping heads, blowing up huge buddahs and buses full of Jews, and wrapping women up in potato sacks.
    otherwise your stuff is great.

    Comment by uzi silber — February 2, 2010 @ 5:45 pm

  2. I’ll say it again – you’re a frakking genius! And “Metamorphosis” I wish I’d written myself!

    Comment by Jeff Eyges — March 12, 2010 @ 3:03 pm

  3. He’s not a genius—he’s a talented asshole.

    Comment by Bunny — July 5, 2010 @ 6:58 am

  4. You should use what talent you have to generate love.

    Comment by Dan Aparat — April 27, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

  5. […] Usually, they come from establishment rabbinic figures who deride Reform (and Conservative) Judaism – the denominations most practiced by Jews living in the Diaspora.  (I was tempted to link to three of many examples, but wish to deny them the clicks of recognition.  Instead, I will link to a comic by Eli Valley which incorporates a choice quote about Reform Jews.) […]

    Pingback by The sound of one forehead smacking… - The Next Jew | The Next Jew — March 18, 2012 @ 11:29 am

Leave a comment