Superman Is 'Jewish'
Comic book hero Clark Kent, the alter ego of Superman, has been described as the stereotypical Jew by rabbi and writer SIMCHA WEINSTEIN. Weinstein, whose new book UP, UP AND OY VEY explores the concept of the Jewish superhero, insists the Man of Steel's cape conceals a "bumbling, nebbish Jew". He says, "Only a Jew would think of a name like Clark Kent. He's a bumbling, nebbish Jewish stereotype. He's Woody Allen. "Can't get the girl. Can't get the job - at the same time, he has this tremendous heritage he can't express."