Is Superman a Jew?

Jewish Superman So apparently this is news to me. With the upcoming release of the new Superman flick the “internets” are buzzing with the debate on Clark Kent’s religious background. Check this out:

“From the very beginning, the Superman mythos reflected his creators’ Jewish backgrounds,” Simcha Weinstein, “the Comic Book Rabbi,” wrote on his Web site, rabbisimcha.com.

“Superman and his nebbish alter ego, Clark Kent, are now recognized, in retrospect, as a complex symbol of immigrant identity and assimilation, the embodiment of the American Dream, as imagined by two second-generation Jewish kids.”

Not so, counters Stephen Skelton, author of the new book “The Gospel According to the World’s Greatest Superhero.”

Skelton acknowledges that the character, like Jesus, had Jewish roots, but he argues that the Man of Steel really is a “Christ” figure.

Read the rest and leave your 2 cents, what other superheroes are possibly Jewish?

4 thoughts on “Is Superman a Jew?

  1. “The Thing” is Jewish? I’ve been away from comics for so long. Good post Pepe.

    BTW, how is the Head Yenta doing? Heard anything new?

  2. Pepe, you’re doing one heckuva job here! Well done, amigo!
    Joe, would you believe we’re STILL packing? The movers come tomorrow and then the cross-country journey begins. So sorry I’ve been negligent to my online community – I have more loose ends to tie up than a spider drunk on tequila.
    And, dude, Superman is sooo Jewish.

  3. Yo anyone see superman returns? I loved that movie and i cant wait to pick up the dvd and game for xbox 360….i heard theres a code in the dvd that lets you play as bizzaro in the game, that should be pretty tight. Im lookin forward to gettin it at the end of the month.

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