Superman’s connection to Judaism was always there. As Tye recounts in his book, Superman’s creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster were childhood friends in Glenville, a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio. Their parents were Eastern European immigrants from the shtetl. Glenville boasted twenty-five Orthodox synagogues — living there during the 1930s was like living in Israel today. Whether one was observant or not, you breathed a Jewish environment simply by being there.

via A nice Jewish boy from planet Krypton | The Times of Israel.


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  1. First of all, I don’t think George Reeves committed suicide. He was my hero when I was a kid, and I was shocked when he died. I think there was some doubt about it being suicide, a jealous lover, or a jealous husband. On a lighter side, as for Superman being Jewish, I wonder how he would be circumcised? Don’t think kryptonite would work. Kryptonite would only be anti-viagra.

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