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J-FLEx - Superhero Sukkot: The Jewish Origins of Superheroes!

Sunday, October 9, 2022 14 Tishrei 5783

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM


Superhero Sukkot: The Jewish Origins of Superheroes!

Comic books are a Jewish invention. Superheroes are a Jewish invention.
Deep breath: Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Captain America, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Avengers, X-Men, Black Panther and many others were created or co-created by Jews, some still teenagers!

Come dressed as your favorite superhero to hear the amazing, crazy and funny Jewish history of comics! 


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 Follow him on and Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @RealRoySchwartz.

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