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LGBT Jews Excited About Kids’ Purim Book With Two Dads

In honor of the upcoming Jewish holiday of Purim, gay news site Queerty is encouraging LGBT Jews to buy a new book featuring a Jewish boy with two fathers, the first of its kind to bring Judaism, children, and homosexuality together.

“The Purim Superhero” is about a little Jewish boy who wants to dress differently than his friends for the annual holiday on which Jewish children don costumes, ultimately getting assistance in making his decision from his two dads.

Purim Superhero, by Kar-Ben Publishers

The book is not currently available at book sales giant Amazon.com, but is on sale through Keshet, an organization “working for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Jews in Jewish life”, as well as through Kar-Ben publishers.

Gil Ronen of the Family Lobby in Israel told the Jewish Press that “our culture is being systematically deluged with visions for ‘alternative families’ and there are dozens of foreign funds that encourage every form of sexuality other than the conventional one.  Parents need to be on the lookout for this type of content which can spring up in the most unexpected places.”

“Society has an interest in raising children to strive for healthy family life, and Jewish morality is not just something that superstitious old-fashioned people believe in,” Ronen said.  “Rather it is a reflection of the  natural and healthy way society is meant to be.”

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11 Responses to “LGBT Jews Excited About Kids’ Purim Book With Two Dads”

  1. David Levy says:

    Odd that you managed to find someone opposed to the book for a quote, but there's no quote from any of the LGBT Jews (or others) who are excited about the book. Is this a news piece or an editorial?

  2. Savta Dotty says:

    Actually the book is on back-order at book sales giant Amazon.com because they've sold out of their initial stock.

  3. Yiftach Levy says:

    Odd… or not so much. This is an Orthodox publication and there's no byline, so that kind of answers your question. It's more of an editorial. No matter. Those of us on the right side of history will prevail, and welcome our slower colleagues whenever they deign to join us.

  4. Savta Dotty says:

    They didn't like the book because it portrays an ordinary family that happens to have two dads, which threatens their idea of what a family should be. I'm hoping controversy will increase sales :-)

  5. Why no quote from a gay Jewish person?

  6. Idit Klein says:

    Thank you, Savta Dotty!

  7. I support joo sodomites, dykes and other insane vermin. The more ****s that don't breed, the better!

  8. Jews need to be exterminated once and for all!

  9. It's billion times better having 2, 3, 6, 9, 12 loving dads, than zero, or one who's always absent, or one who's evil to the child. Yawp!

  10. Patricia Bourbon says:

    The same applies to the mothers x

  11. It indeed does, Patty ;)

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