Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Spider-Man and Jewish identity: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post looks at "Spider-Man: Jewish Hero," one of the classes offered at the CHAI School, a program of the Jewish Education Commission of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. The course examines the parallels between Spider-Man comics and films and Jewish values:

"We thought it was best to draw from things that would interest teens and give them a forum to explore their Jewish identity... who they are and how they fit in the local community, the global community."