With all the hype over NBC’s newest midseason replacement, The Cape, I started thinking if I know anyone who wears a cape. I don’t (thank god). But here’s a list of Jews who do.
1) Larry David
Who doesn’t remember Frank Costanza’s cape-wearing attorney? (Season 6, Ep. 4)
While he’s technically not Jewish, Superman exhibits many Jewish qualities (he’s and outsider, he’s committed to justice, he wears glasses). Not to mention his parents, or rather, creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster were both Jewish.
3) Harry Potter
That’s not a wand in Daniel Radcliffe‘s hand, it’s a yad.
Tell me this guy didn’t wear a cape…
He’s an Eastern-European immigrant, his day begins at night, doesn’t like crosses and always wears black.
They’re amazing on a bagel and lox with a side of herring and chopped liver.
So it was really a cloak, but whatever.
8) Chabad of Cape Cod
This Marvel Comics supervillian, Erik Lehnsherr, clings to his Jewish roots and constant fear of suppression.
10) Every Jew on Shabbat
Cape, tallis - same thing…