Up up and oy vey is an essay written trying to compare today’s super heroes and Jewish heroes. Weinstein “the author” argues that the super hero boom in the 30s was caused by Jewish culture. And since Hitler was persecuting the Jews the writers made super heroes with characteristics to beat real life terriost. The characters have these traits all in common integrity, justice, patriotism, teamwork, family, value, anger, responsibility, and reconciliation. These characteristics are what makes super heroes great and also they would destroy all the bad things in the world. This article compares super heroes to people like Moses, Joseph, and Elijah.
The super heroes don’t really live up to the Jewish culture like this Weinstein is saying. Maybe in world war two. But superman was made way before world war two was even thought of. So I cant see where he gets his argument for that. And also as I have learned most of the super heroes were made as spin offs of superman to try and make money just like the superman creators did. So as for that they weren’t made for Jewish culture. The only one that even comes close is captain America because he fights for Jewish rights and defeats Hitler in one of his famous comics. But the reason he’s called captain America is because he fights for America his name is not Captain Jew.