A new exhibit in honor of Superman will open at the Center for Jewish History in Chelsea on January 27th, or should I say… Supermensch? Ah? Ah?
Not only will the exhibit celebrate the 75th birthday of the iconic comic book hero, but it will remind everyone of Superman’s Jewish roots. Superman was created in 1938 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster — “a pair of Jews from Cleveland.” Not only that, but, according to Larry Dye, author of Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero:
In addition to having Jewish creators, there are hints that Superman himself is Jewish… When Superman came from Krypton, his name was Kal-El, which in Hebrew means vessel or voice of God. That’s not accidental… Plus, there’s my favorite reason. If you’re name ends in the word ‘man,’ you’re either a superhero or Jewish — or in this case, both.
Oy vey, settle down! Or examine this tiny Superbaby penis and tell us if it’s circumcised.
“Superman at 75” panel discussion, Jan 27 1pm, the Center for Jewish History.