The Wild West seems a strange setting for a rabbi, unless you’re graphic novelist Steve Sheinkin. Brought up on a mixed literary diet of cowboys and Jewish folk tales, melding the two is exactly what he’s done in The Adventures of Rabbi Harvey.
Heading for Colorado in the 1870s, Harvey is forced to use his wit and wisdom to rid a frontier town of a ruthless gang of thugs. The people of the town persuade him to stay on and become both sheriff and local rabbi, teaching the townsfolk a thing or two about themselves in a wise but humorous way as he goes about his duties.
The Adventures of Rabbi Harvey is available in some retailers now (including Amazon – see links to the right) but should get wider distribution into book shops during November.