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  • Superman’s mom is Jewish

    Cue the Jewish mother jokes. It has just been reported that Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer will play the mother of the new Superman. [JTA] No, not his sweet, down-to-earth Kansan mother who raised Clark Kent to be the all-around good guy you can take home to your parents. I don’t think any Israeli woman could… More ▸

  • Patriot games: Is Captain America too American?

    Captain America started out as a way for its two creators — second-generation American Jews — to lash out at the Nazi menace. Now in an era of anti-Americanism, the director and star of the new Captain America movie have been playing down the character’s American identity. More ▸