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"A bild fun der noenter tsukunft"
(An Image from the Near Future)
Lola (Leon Israel)
Der groyser kundes, No. 28
New York, 9 December 1910

A popular news item of the day was a study which indicated that men were becoming more feminine and women more masculine. In response, Kundes cartoonist "Lola" (Leon Israel) imagines how a rabbi and rebbetzin might look if the study proved true. This cartoon was, at the time, an early critique of gender-role reversal. Notwithstanding the artist's critique, his cartoon provides a prescient vision not only of changes in gender roles generally, but more specifically, in the rabbinate.