Sunday, February 19, 2017

Dry Bones Cartoonist Yaakov Kirschen Releases Book of Yiddish Curses

Yaakov Kirschen, the political cartoonist whose daily Dry Bones comic strips have appeared in The Jerusalem Post since January 1973, has been using his talents to present wry observations on world events especially as they relate to Israel and the Jewish people.

In addition to his cartoons, which are also published in his daily blog, Kirschen has started on a new project -- a series of Grandpa's Jewish Cartoon Coloring Books. The first two in the series are The Dry Bones Jewish Holiday Traditions Coloring Book and Jewish Curses: A Guide and Coloring Book.

We ordered both books from and enjoyed their funny depictions of Jewish life.
Wry Jewish humor is a feature of both books. We especially enjoyed the illustrations of the 29 Yiddish curses in the Jewish Curses book. We think it should have been titled Yiddish Curses and should have included the curses in their original language and English transliteration. We hope that Yaakov will issue an expanded and updated version with the original curses in Yiddish.

Here are two of the pages of this large format 36 page book. Enjoy!

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