Published on Haaretz
Endgame offers the more enticing fantasy: that the murdered can return. The ultimate post Holocaust wish-fulfillment. But the Night King’s all-out assault on memory resonates strongly too.
Be warned: This column contains spoilers.
Game of Thrones’ current series and Avengers: Endgame are the unavoidable blockbusters of the moment. They’re already iconic artefacts of pop culture and our zeitgeist. Neither of them have Jewish characters, and neither, you might be forgiven for thinking, have consciously Jewish messages either. But that just means you haven’t dug deep enough.