Game of Thrones or Avengers: Endgame – Which Is More Jewish?

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.

The current season of “Game of Thrones” and the film “Avengers: Endgame” are the unavoidable blockbusters of the moment. They’re already iconic artifacts of pop culture and our zeitgeist. Neither of them has Jewish characters, and neither has consciously Jewish messages, but I cannot help responding to these epics through a Jewish lens. Continue reading