Haggadot get a comic twist
Israeli artists are re-imagining the ancient story using modern cartoon characters and graphic-novel techniques
UR I F I N K a n d Z o y a C h e r - kassky are part of a long list of highly talented I s r aeli arti s t s who have set their hands to creating unusual haggadot. Russian-born, Tel Avivbased and devoutly secular, Cher- kassky was influenced by images by El Lissitsky, the Russian Constructivist movement and Bauhaus to create her edited version of a Haggadah.
Uri Fink, meanwhile, favoured more comic inspiration for his two, titled Following the secret of the Haggadah (1990) and The Haggadah of Zbeng (2002).
Following the secret of the Haggadah traces the adventures of a time-travelling, Bible-period private eye called Balshazar, and runs alongside the text of the Haggadah. Zoya Cherkassky currently has a solo show at Rosenfeld Gallery, 147 Dizengoff Street, Tel Aviv