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Saturday, February 15 • 8:45pm - 9:45pm
Truth, Justice, and the American (Oy) Vey: the significance of the Jewish influence on comic book superheroes

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How important is mythology? Why do Americans love comic books so much? What is a superhero? And what do Jews have to do with any of it? These questions and more are addressed by MaNishtana in this session, as we explore the Jewish roots of comic books and superheroes and their cultural relevance to the global voice of storytelling.

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MaNishtana is a writer, playwright, speaker, novelist, and rabbi, whose work takes prejudice, bias, and ignorance head on with a humorous and often irreverent voice that shatters the misconceptions of Orthodox Judaism, American Jewish racial identity, and African-American religious... Read More →

Saturday February 15, 2020 8:45pm - 9:45pm EST

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