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Friday, February 13 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Learning from Superheroes: Folklore, Comics and Jewish Education

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Jewish stories and history are full of superheroes, whether they be biblical figures like Samson, imbued with divine power; sages like Shimon Bar Yochai, whose learning leads them to the supernatural; or creatures of folklore like the Maharal's Golem. This session explores the place of these and other figures in Jewish culture, their influence on the modern superhero, and the place of heroes and monsters in contemporary Jewish education.


Aliza Donath

Aliza is a Jewish artist, writer and educator from New York. She recently earned her Masters degree in Jewish Education with a concentration in arts education from NYU and she currently teaches Judaic Studies full time - with as much cartooning and writing on the side as possible... Read More →

Friday February 13, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST

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