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Even Higher - A Tribute to Stan Lee©

Even Higher - A Tribute to Stan Lee© - Parashat Vayetze 2018 Rabbi David Baum
This week, the Jewish world lost one of it’s greatest heroes, his name was Stan Lieber.You may have never heard of this name, so I’ll give you his superhero name, Stan Lee.If you’re still confused than obviously, you aren’t a nerd like me.Stan Lee was the creator of many of the comic book heroes you have probably seen in the movies:Spider-Man and Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and Doctor Strange, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, and my personal favorite, Ant-Man.

As Leil Leibovitz wrote last week: “So entrenched is Lee’s legacy that he was credited, when receiving the National Medal of the Arts from President George W. Bush in 2008, for creating nothing short of a new American mythology, a universe rich not only with thrilling characters but also with timeless moral lessons. “His complex plots and humane superheroes,” read the medal’s citation, “celebrate courage, honesty, and the importance of helping the …