How to Eat Like a Jew

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How to Eat Like a Jew

Rosabel Rosalind

— 2020

Rosabel Rosalind
Rosabel Rosalind
Rosabel Rosalind
Rosabel Rosalind

Rosabel’s satirical comic series How to Eat Like a Jew transforms her own cultural traditions by recontextualizing anti-Semitic conspiracies and exaggerated stereotypes into instructional recipes. This body of work was developed from her Fulbright-funded research at the Jewish Museum Vienna’s Schlaff collection of anti-Semitic objects and postcards. Through her investigation of hate imagery, Rosabel found humor and  “schtick” to be a fitting encapsulation of the self-deprecating, ever-suffering Jewish spirit. By recycling oppressive stereotypes and symbolic tropes, Rosabel aims to celebrate resilience and strength, embracing the absurd and the funny while commemorating a long history of Jewish oppression. In 2020, the Palais des Beaux Arts acquired scanned versions of three comics from the series in .tif format: How to Make Hamantaschen, How to Make Matzah, and How to Make Latke.