The unwarranted assumption in the explanations above is that Kryptonians are not Jews. I dissent from that notion. While they are not direct descendents of the Judeans of the Middle East from whom the term "Jewish" comes, I always ascribed effectively Jewish doctrine and ritual to the Kryptonian tradition. In fact, the Kryptonian tradition is congruent with and certainly predates the Judean, so they have at least as much claim to the tradition as any of us.
I give all my characters religions, so I've thought this through - really. The Kents are Methodist (as is Clark), Lois is Catholic, Perry is Baptist, Jimmy is Lutheran (no surprise there) and Bruce Wayne and Batman are both Episcopalian (even less of a surprise there). And Superman (like the Siegels, the Shusters, the Weisingers, the Schwartzes, the Maggins and the Luthors) is Jewish.
This is so self-evident that it may as well be canon.
Atom (Ray Palmer) is a lapsed Jew.
Batwoman (Kate Kane, DC Comics) Her current incarnation is both a Jewish as well as openly lesbian superheroine.
The God of Cartoons By; Paul Palnik Creative Light Press.
Iceman (Bobby Drake, Marvel Comics) - half-Jewish.
Justice (Vance Astrovik, formerly Marvel Boy of the New Warriors) (Marvel Comics).
Legion (son of Charles Xavier and Gabrielle Haller, a Jewish Holocaust survivor)
Magneto (Marvel Comics) - born Max Eisenhardt, a Jewish boy in Germany during the Nazi era, Magneto is a survivor of Auschwitz, but turned his back on his human ethnicity and religion and has for years only identified himself as a mutant. However, his experiences with anti-Semitism during the Holocaust in Europe were and are a major influence on his quest to fight against anti-mutant oppression.
Masada (Team Youngblood).
Moon Knight (Marc Spector, Marvel Comics) Moon Knight (1st series) #37 May 1984 Marvel Comics.
Prime (Kevin Green, Malibu Comics).
Quicksilver (Marvel comics) -- Pietro Maximoff, son of Magneto and twin brother of Scarlet Witch. Paternally half-Jewish and maternally half-Roma.
Nyssa Raatko (DC Comics) -- Jewish mother, non-practicing.
Sabra (Ruth Bat-Seraph, Marvel Comics).
Doc Samson (Dr. Leonard Samson, Marvel Comics).
Sandman (Golden Age DC Comics) - half-Jewish.
Scarlet Witch -- Wanda Maximoff—self-identifies with the Roma people, raised by Roma, her mother Magda was Roma, and an Auschwitz survivor, but her father Magneto was born Jewish.
Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde) of the X-Men (Marvel Comics).
The Thing (Benjamin J. Grimm, Marvel Comics) A former non-practicing Jew who recently (and belatedly) had his Bar Mitzvah
Volcana (Marsha Rosenberg, Marvel Comics).
Gertrude Yorkes of the Runaways (Marvel Comics) - Jewish family, currently agnostic.
Ragman (Rory Regan, DC Comics).
Wiccan (William Kaplan, Marvel Comics). He is Jewish and an openly gay male.
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