Subscribe in a reader






Buy Conservative Advertising

Wikio - Top Blogs

Find the best blogs at Blogs.com.


Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner


No one but the author bears any responsibility for the non-advertising content on this blog. AND PLEASE NOTE: the author neither necessarily uses nor endorses any product advertised on this blog.

« "17 Of The Greatest Political Impressions On 'Saturday Night Live'" | Main | "The Most Expensive Homes For Sale In Every State" »

August 24, 2014

"Superman Is Jewish: The Hebrew Roots of America's Greatest Superhero"

Who knew? I certainly didn't.

Bonus: Q and A with one of Superman's biggest fans

 

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Larry

A great many people who made a big impact in the US in the 20th century were Jews who immigrated here from Tsarist Russia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. I could include a long list but I'll just name my favorite: Irving Berlin, whose family came to New York from a small village in Mogilev Oblast, in what is now Belarus but a century ago was part of the Russian empire. I think Kirk Douglas's family was from there also. And Meyer Lansky as well.

Russia confined them to the Pale of Settlement and capped their attendance at schools, while the US accepted them as immigrants and enrolled them in schools. There's probably a lesson there.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Powered by TypePad
Member since 07/2003

Shelfari: Book reviews on your book blog