Graphic novel format about Regina Jonas

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Graphic novel format about Regina Jonas

1torontoc
gen. 28, 9:28 am

This book is about Regina Jonas , probably the woman ordained as a Rabbi.
As A Burning Flame The Dream of Regina Jonas by Noa Mishkin. This slim book is an accounting of the life of Regina Jonas, a young woman living in Berlin who was Orthodox Jewish and had studied at a rabbinical seminary. Regina believed that she had all the qualifications needed to be ordained as a Rabbi. In 1930 she did explain why she should be declared a rabbi in her Master's thesis. In 1935 a Liberal Rabbi read her petitions and granted her the title of Rabbi. Regina Jonas spent her time in what is consider pastoral work, and did give sermons to various congregations throughout Germany. In 1942 she was deported to the Theresienstadt Ghetto. She lectured during her time in Theresienstadt and in 1944 was deported to Auschwitz and murdered. No one really knew about Regina Jonas until a scholar discovered information on her in an archive in the former East Germany. Noa Mishkin used this material and created not only an accounting of Regina Jonas life and work but did it with illustrations in this graphic novel. She also reflected on her own life and how she wanted more participation and recognition as an Orthodox woman. This is a very thoughtful account of one woman's life and it emphasized her writings and ideas.