Tuesday, July 21, 2009

CHAIM SNYDER

Ever since the creation of Harry Potter, the Jewish world has gone into a frenzy. This has happened for many reasons; some say that the book is inappropriate for Jewish minds, others say its because a non Jew wrote it, and some rabbis say that people might come to say accio TV remote, which would then be practicing kishuf (black magic), but the majority of rabbis agree that its because if you read the book you will then want to see the movie, and movies are assur. But what ever the reason is all, rabbis are against it and there seems like there is nothing they can do to stop the potter frenzy. That is until they decided to come out with their own book, or shall I say sefer, called Chaim Snyder.


The new series is about a boy by the name of Chaim Snyder, who was kidnapped by a bunch of christian priests and brought up christian (the priests killed his parents). When he becomes 13 years old he gets a visit from a rabbi, who was sent to find him before his bar mitzvah and tell him he was Jewish. Chaim then embraces Judaism and is sent to a top yeshivah in Israel where he is supposed to learn. Over there in Israel he makes new friends who are very into kabalah. He becomes very "good" (what ever that means) at kabalah and can perform unnatural things, or nisim. Just as he is having a great time in Israel, there rises a new pope who has the power of kishuf, the pope is also making a visit to Israel very soon. Chaim and his friends decide to stop this pope. On their way they have to fight through phony fortune tellers, and Israeli taxi drivers to stop the pope..... sorry I cant give the whole story away, but the new pope was the one who killed Chaims parents in the beginning.


This is the new sefer the rabbis hope is going to combat the awful harry potter series, also the rabbis wont allow it to be made into a movie. In my opinion the new book is only going to be a hit for those who didn't read harry potter, because it was assur.

13 people gave their 2 cents:

Moshe said...

You know, I actually googled it considering the kind of stuff the Elders of Zion tend to come up with...

Anyway, Chaim Snyder, in print and soon on DVD.

G6 said...

I hear one of his rebbeim dies in the seventh book....

Frum and Rational said...

His rosh yeshiva is obviously HaRav Avraham Dumbleman, right? I think this would go over great with some people and spark outrage from others, similar to Lipa Shmeltzer.

Dowy said...

are you serious?

Mikeinmidwood said...

Moshe

at least it didnt make it to blu-ray.

G6

not true, dont ruin it for me!(mikeinmidwood closes his ears and screams "lalalalalalalalalalal I cant hear you").

Frum And Rational

Agreed, very much like lipa.

Dowy

seriousness is not an option.

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Very creative!

You know this post is perfect on so many levels for my next post. I'm going to link up to it.

(Just 3 points so I don't forget.
1- everyone reads Harry Potter
2- Kosher version
3- I forgot already, so I guess that makes 2.)

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Here you go. Link

Mikeinmidwood said...

Ex Babysitter

Thanks, and Id really like to know what the third reason was.

Lvnsm27 said...

I saw the first HP movie and some of a couple others.

This Jewish one sounds interesting also, I would like to read it :)

Mikeinmidwood said...

LVnsm27

Are you sure you want to read a knock off? you basically know the plot, and the closest you get to romance is when one of the bochurim in the yeshivah gets a "non-kosher" phone which could have been used to call a girl.

lvnsm said...

I know it's not like harry potter, but a story is a story whether they are Jewish or not. I like both kinds.

lvnsm said...

Yea it does't have what the other one has, but that's okay

Mikeinmidwood said...

It gets close enough when chaim is shopping in geula for his torah reading yad (known as a wand in harry potter).