Nathan Kishon, a kosher slaughterer, has lost his job and his vocation. Accused of breaking rules, he packs his few belongings, and joins the movement for the foundation of a new Jewish homeland. Yet immediately, he loses his faith, and ends up roaming the forests of New York State. The protagonist of Ben Katchor’s graphic novel “The Jew of New York” (1998) wanders a world caught between Jewish tradition and secular Modernism, the laws of which have become enigmatic.
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