Card sharks

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency ran a story about rabbi trading cards, the Jewish equivalent of baseball cards. The money quote? “This isn’t Hollywood; we’re not dealing with models,” says photographer Ed Bernstein. “It’s very atypical for a rosh yeshiva to stop what he’s doing and pose for a photo.” One rabbi made Bernstein promise to take a widow from his congregation out on a date before he agreed to pose.

4 thoughts on “Card sharks

  1. Holy, um, red heifer–Archie McPhee carries ’em. Thanks for the info, Michelle! Sure beats collecting NFL beefcake cards.

  2. In high school, I distinctly remember being aware that someone had “rebbe” trading cards–I think both older rabbis (Rashi, Rambam, Ibn Ezra) and more current leaders (Feinstein, Schneerson, etc) were represented.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.