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Modern Day Heroes

Ep. 288: Real life and comic book Jews who kick ...

September 23, 2021

Happy Sukkot, J-Crew!

While we sit here in our huts, shaking our palm fronds and citrons, we bring you a slew of Jews redefining the term “modern day heroes.”

As we do every year, we searched far and wide for stories about apologies, forgiveness, and repentance. We hope this episode inspires you to approach Yom Kippur with some new insights and appreciation for making amends.

First, Tablet Chief Administrative Officer Sam Hacker heroically swoops in to guest host, saving the show from another week of just Mark and Liel.

Then, Mark speaks with Jonathan Lipnicki, a jiujitsu and MMA trained fighter using his talents to protect Jews from antisemitic attacks. Oh, and you might remember him from such movies as Jerry Maguire and Stuart Little.

Finally, Liel speaks with author E. Lockhart, the author of Whistle: A New Gotham Hero, featuring DC Comics’ first Jewish superhero in over 40 years, Willow Zimmerman.

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