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The tarot card of this week is Temperance featuring Joel's father, Pinchas, from my @tapas_app #graphicnovels, "The Book of Joel" and "Sam in New York" (link in bio)!

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This card symbolizes balance, moderation, and purpose, which Pinchas believes himself to have (especially in contrast to his fiery wife, Rokhl/Rachel).

Growing up, Joel believes that Pinchas is a great representation of these qualities, but as he gets older, he starts seeing Pinchas as being too passive and depressed for his own good. He doesn't like how he often brushes aside things that make him uncomfortable and prefers status quo.

Perhaps this is why Joel takes it upon himself to become an outspoken debater in high school.