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Sukkot Dinner & Worship - Is Superman Circumcised? The Complete Jewish History of the World’s Greatest Hero

Sunday, October 9, 2022 14 Tishrei 5783

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Is Superman Circumcised? The Complete Jewish History of the World’s Greatest Hero

Superman is the most famous character in the world. He's the first superhero, an American icon—and he's Jewish!
You may have heard that his creators were Jewish, but did you know that they based his origin story on Moses, his strength on Samson, his mission on the golem and his nebbish secret identity on themselves? 

In following decades Superman's mostly Jewish writers, artists and editors continued to borrow Jewish motifs for their stories, basing Krypton's past on Genesis and Exodus, its civilization on Jewish culture, the trial of Lex Luthor on Adolf Eichmann's and a future holiday celebrating Superman on Passover.

Join author, journalist and pop culture historian Roy Schwartz for a fascinating journey through comic book lore and Jewish-American history that'll give you a newfound appreciation for the Mensch of Steel!

 

 

BIO

Roy Schwartz is the Diagram Prize-winning author of Is Superman Circumcised? The Complete Jewish History of the World's Greatest Hero and The Darkness in Lee's Closet and the Others Waiting There. He’s written for a wide range of publications, including New York Daily News, Jerusalem Post and Philosophy Now. He writes about pop culture for The Forward and CNN.com. Follow him on royschwartz.com and Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @RealRoySchwartz.

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