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Sunday, June 16 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Truth, Justice, and the American (Oy) Vey: the significance of the Jewish influence on comic book superheroes

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How important is mythology? Why do Americans love comic books so much? What is a superhero? And what do Jews have to do with any of it? These questions and more are addressed by MaNishtana in this session, as we explore the Jewish roots of comic books and superheroes and their cultural relevance to the global voice of storytelling.

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Anti-racism activist & rabbi
New York–based African-American Orthodox Jew MaNishtana—born from two African-American Orthodox Jewish parents—is a writer, playwright, speaker, novelist, and rabbi. His work tackles prejudice and bias head on and shatters misconceptions about Orthodox Judaism, American Jewish... Read More →

Sunday June 16, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 5

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