i think you're spot on with the 'no webs on shabbat save for health/life or death situations.' with jewish observance that's always recognized as a valid reason to not participate in something. my mom and i don't fast on yom kippur because it makes us sick, and that's totally kosher, so i'd say the same would follow with superheroics haha. also ty for writing peter parker as jewish, bc i don't see how people can see him as anything other than jewish and yet in most spiderman material he's not
thank you!! the decision to portray peter as jewish came about after i read an interview with andrew where he said that, “[peter’s] jewish, it’s a defining feature.” and it struck me as really sad that none of that was allowed to come across in the movies… and for what? there’s nothing in the licensing agreement that says he can’t be jewish, and it surely wouldn’t have killed them to have peter reference his judaism even once? so it became like, okay, sony/marvel, peter’s going to celebrate chanukah and go to shul with his aunt, bite me.
also! i just wanted to say that while googling re: superheros and shabbat just now i found this document, “the halachos of superheroes,” written by a real-life actual rabbi, which answers jewish legal questions pertaining to superheroes and it’s adooooooooooooorable:
anyway, according to this OFFICIAL document, here is the word on whether or not a superhero may violate shabbos:
HOWEVER, peter is forbidden from wounding or injuring anyone on shabbat in non-life-threatening circumstances:
and even in life-threatening circumstances peter is bound to minimize violation of shabbos to the extent of his ability.