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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Jews & Comic Books - lecture & discussion @ PSJC on Friday

On Friday night (May 14th), Kabbalat Shabbat Services at the Park Slope Jewish Center with Cantor Judy Ribnic (at 6:30 PM) will be followed by a pot luck dinner and program on the Jewish contribution to and content in American comic books.

• In the 1930s, did Goebbels denounce Superman as a Crypto-Jew?
• What comic book supervillain is not only a Jew but a Holocaust survivor?
• Was the crackdown on comic books in the 1950s an anti-Semitic movement, or was it started by Jews, or both?
• With so many Jews involved in comic book writing and publication since the 1930s, why were there no Jewish characters in mainstream comic books until the 1970s and why did it take a guy named Chris to create some?
• Which of the X-Men are Jews? Which of the Fantastic Four?
• What Jewish-themed comic book won a Pulitzer Prize?

For answers to these and other burning questions join Dale Rosenberg - PSJC Member and sometime comic book fan - as she shares what she has learned about the Jewish influence on American comics. Whether you think comics foster truth, justice and the American way or believe that comics cause seduction of the innocent, you’ll learn something about the influence American Jews have had and continue to have on this quintessentially American art form.
Park Slope Jewish Center
1320 8th Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Phone: (718) 768-1453

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