Imagine the Wild West. Now imagine a Rabbi there, keeping the peace and dispensing wisdom.
Yeah, that’s what drew me in as well.
Is the book good? Yes. Lots of tales and wisdom. Is it great? Well… maybe not.
As I said, the stories are very good–some of them are retellings of older tales. But I’m not sure how much (if anything, at least for me) the art added to the tale. I think I could have read this without paying any attention to the drawings and still gotten everything.
Does this take anything away from the story? Not too much. It was still fun and amusing. Will I buy another volume? Probably not. I think I’d rather by the book of Jewish folklore that’s sitting in my wishlist.