Posts Tagged ‘ comic books ’

What’s an Omer?

May 10, 2012
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As far as Jewish rituals go, counting the Omer is a particularly confusing one. For seven full weeks, observant Jews count a measure from one to 49, recalling an ancient Temple practice. But what does it mean? And why would we care? And just what is an omer, anyway? In the comic “What the Heck is…

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A Self-Operating Napkin

May 7, 2012
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url

If you’ve ever seen a needlessly complicated contraption–take, for instance, that moment in The Goonies where it takes a…

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The Holocaust, with Punchlines

April 19, 2012
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the holocaust with punchlines

Edge City is a daily comic strip published in many national newspapers. It’s about a family, the Ardins,…

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Samson, Meet Delilah

April 4, 2012
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A new online comic takes its inspiration from…

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Lost in Tel Aviv

November 18, 2011
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eric-orner

Eric Orner is a comic book artist who is disconnected…

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A Secret History of Yiddish

November 15, 2011
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If languages had personalities, then Yiddish would probably be gruff…

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Supergod

August 28, 2011
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Is Superman Jewish? His creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster,…

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A Crime-Fighting Chaim

August 10, 2011
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chaim

We’ve been fascinated with comic books lately–with nine superhero films this…

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Green Lantern’s Boss is Jewish

June 24, 2011
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green lantern

One of this summer’s biggest-budget films has an…

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Survivor’s Guilt

June 2, 2011
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survivors guilt

In the opening scene of the film adaptation of X-Men (2000), a…

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“Faking” Jewish

May 19, 2011
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faking jewish

While still a high school student, Ariel Schrag became famous…

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Korea–a Jewish Study Center

April 8, 2011
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korea-talmud

One of the newest and biggest centers of Talmud…

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