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Author(s): Benhamou, Yonith
Caricatures have been produced by Jews since the beginning of the 20th century in the Yiddish press. Jewish graphic satire was built on a striking pattern that combined sacred sources with profane humor and burlesque jokes. Caricaturists entertained readers by distorting Jewish tradition to provide them with sharp criticism. This unique mechanism has been cherished and bequeathed from the Yiddishkeit to the native Hebrew culture. It became a primary support in the construction of a shared Jewish identity and visual narrative. ⸙The definitions of the word “caricature” are man…
Date: 2023-01-31