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Mad's Al Jaffee's Little-Known Ties to Chabad

One of the more shocking revelations in Mad magazine artist Al Jaffee’s biography – reviewed in the Forward last week — is the secret identities of several contributors to The Moshiach Times, a 25-year-old kids’ magazine published by Chabad.

According to a post on the New York Times’ City Room blog, Jaffee himself drew the magazine’s hugely popular adventure cartoon “Shpy,” while Mad colleague Dave Berg, who died in 2002, contributed “The Right Thing,” an ethics feature with Hebraic Goofus and Gallant stand-ins. Another Jaffee referral, comics giant Joe Kubert, “delivered action-packed stories whose occasional mayhem gave the editors conniptions,” according to the article.

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