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Moishe.
Six Anecdotes from the Life of Moses Mendelssohn

Graphic Novel Launched in Conjunction with the Exhibition “We dreamed of nothing but Enlightenment” – Moses Mendelssohn

Meet Moishe!

His wit, the elegant style of his writing, his kindness and diplomacy: the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) had already fascinated his contemporaries.

For Mendelssohn, freedom of conscience within religious communities and equality of religions before the law went hand in hand, as ideas benefitting a modern, pluralistic society.

Anecdotes from Mendelssohn’s life have inspired many artists through ages. Typex focuses on the man himself and the dramatic situations he found himself in.

His “Moishe” draws upon the styles of the eighteenth century, its artistic variety, its appetite for the comic and grotesque, thus creating a new image of the great Enlightenment philosopher.

Cover of the graphic novel Moishe with a drawing of Mendelssohn at a desk, under the table a monkey

Typex: Moishe. Six Anecdotes from the Life of Moses Mendelssohn, Amsterdam 2022

Details & Reading Sample

  • Moishe. Six Anecdotes from the Life of Moses Mendelssohn
    88 pages
    Hardcover
    Scratch Books
    Amsterdam 2022

    ISBN: 978-94-93166-59-2

  • Copy & Drawings: Typex

    launched by the Jewish Museum Berlin

  • Book Design

    Fake Booij

  • Prize

    24,- €

You can order this publication from a bookstore, or from the museum by contacting

info@jmberlin.de

Ausschnitt aus einem Ölgemälde: Porträt von Moses Mendelssohn im Halbprofil, die Augen sind auf die Betrachtenden gerichtet, das linke ist durch einen roten Rahmen hervorgehoben

Exhibition “We dreamed of nothing but Enlightenment” – Moses Mendelssohn: Features & Programs

Exhibition Webpage
“We dreamed of nothing but Enlightenment” – Moses Mendelssohn: 14 Apr to 11 Sep 2022
Publications
“We dreamed of nothing but Enlightenment” – Moses Mendelssohn: Exhibition catalog, 2022, bilingual in German and English
Current page: Moishe. Six Anecdotes from the Life of Moses Mendelssohn: Graphic Novel by Typex, 2022, English edition, with reading sample for download
Moische. Sechs Anekdoten aus dem Leben des Moses Mendelssohn: Graphic Novel by Typex, 2022, German edition, with reading sample for download
Digital Content
Moses Mendelssohn and His Time: Online feature, 2022
Mendelssohn Discourses: Media Revolution – Publicity, Celebrity, A Flood of Images: Video recording with Frederek Musall, Caspar Battegay, and Shmuel Feiner, 2022, in Englisch
Mendelssohn Discourses: Enlightenment: Fake News, Sentimentality, Reason: Video recording with Carolin Emcke, Hannah Peaceman, Frederek Musall, Inka Bertz, and Thomas Lackmann, 2022
Based on a True Story: Interview with Typex, comic artist and author of Moishe, 2022
See also
Moses Mendelssohn, Philosopher
Haskalah/Enlightenment
Moses Mendelssohn: More objects in our online collections, in German

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