Passover, Easter and the ethics of a shepherd
The Toronto Star, Mar 29
This column speaks about the Jewish tradition of seder, specifically within the lens of those living in the diaspora or "exile" in relation to media such as Kathy Wazana's "They Were Promised the Sea", Art Spiegalman's "Maus" and Harvey Pekar's "Not the Israel my Parents Promised Me". He also draws contrast on "positive" views on Jewish exile through "the ethics of a shepherd" where many founder-heroes in the Jewish canon (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David) lived wandering, rural lives that often went downhill once settled.
ITEM 2013.168 – available for viewing in the Research Centre
Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited
They Were Promised the Sea – Kathy Wazana
Maus – Art Spiegelman
Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me – Harvey Pekar