A Marvel Comics superhero revealed his Jewish roots. In a recent issue of the “Fantastic Four,” Benjamin “The Thing” Grimm returned to his Lower East Side neighborhood to return a Jewish star he stole from a Jewish shopkeeper. After The Thing recites the Shema, the shopkeeper asks him whether he had been ashamed of his Jewishness all these years. “I don’t talk it up, is all,” The Thing says. “Figure there’s enough trouble in this world without people thinkin’ Jews are all monsters like me.”
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