Celebrate Hanukkah With This Super Heroes!

With Hanukkah underway, we wanted to take some time to talk about some of the most some of the Jewish characters within the comic book world. While their present usage of these character have not been focused on, or a focal point within the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Extended Universe, historically, in the comic books these super heroes have always been Jewish.

So here is our list of our favorite Jewish super heroes!

Peter Parker/Spider-Man
First and foremost, primarily because of the success of his brand and the amount of people who actually don’t know this, but Peter Parker A.K.A. Spider-Man is Jewish!
Mark Spector/Moon Knight
Mark Spector A.K.A. Moon Knight is a very prolific Jewish figure within the marvel comic books. While his faith has been a point of contention, specifically when dealing with it’s recent Marvel & Disney+ show, the history of the character denotes his Jewish heritage within the comic books.
Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn
While the character in recent days have been showcased with a fascination and obsession with Christmas, in the comic books as well as the TV series, Harley Quinn has always been Jewish.
Dr. Jonathan Osterman/Dr. Manhattan
Dr. Manhattan, definitely is a being beyond humanity and religions, before he was the figure he is Dr. Jonathan Osterman. Osterman was a Jewish boy of German-American descent.
Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat
The characters of the X-Men have always focused on discrimination, whether it be based on racial discrimination focusing on the Black Rights Movement, or more modernly gay rights, the comics used the mutant race as an allegory. That being said, most people did not know that Kitty Pryde is Jewish.

Do you have a favorite character who is also Jewish? Was there someone you wish we showcased instead? Let us know!

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