Posts Tagged ‘ comic books ’

X-Men Asks: Are You a Jew, or a Mutant?

October 20, 2015
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You are hated by groups of people worldwide. You assume powers when you turn thirteen. You go to a special school to learn about your heritage. Are you a Jew, or a mutant? Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, born Stanley Lieber and Jacob Kurtzberg, created the X-Men in 1963 as…

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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,…

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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…

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Samson, Meet Delilah

April 4, 2012
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samson meets delilah

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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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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