Join Rabbi Josh Breindel and librarian Stephanie Bennett along with Jewish Fantasy & Sci Fi Book Club friends to discuss the graphic novel The Rabbi’s Cat by award-winning French novelist and comic book author Joann Sfar.
In Algeria in the 1930s, a cat belonging to a widowed rabbi and his beautiful daughter, Zlabya, eats the family parrot and gains the ability to speak. To his master’s consternation, the cat immediately begins to tell lies (the first being that he didn’t eat the parrot). The rabbi vows to educate him in the ways of the Torah, while the cat insists on studying the kabbalah and having a bar mitzvah. They consult the rabbi’s rabbi, who maintains that a cat can’t be Jewish — but the cat, as always, knows better.