A new movement being popularized on Tumblr is seeking to show solidarity with individuals worldwide who feel they are “Trans-Jewish.”
According to other posts on the page, the author is concerned with giving a voice to people such as himself, who were born in the wrong religion but are not being accepted by the world. He recounts his experience of coming out as trans-Jewish to his father with the following post:
I’m so sick of people discriminating against me because i’m trans-jewish!
Yesterday i told my dad i was trans-jewish (something i’ve always felt inside but only recently have been able to express) he said i can’t be because my great grandfather fought in the war on the German side!
FU*@ING RELIGION PRIVILEGED SHARTLORD
I WAS BORN IN TO THE WRONG RELIGION, IT WAS NOT MY CHOICE
SOMETHING MY SHARTLORD OF A GRANDFATHER DID IN THE WAR HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT!!!
Prime Minister Benajmin Netanyahu of Israel admitted he is “deeply concerned” with the Tumblr page’s message. Unfortunately, with his diminished parliamentary majority there is no way to force extradition of the page’s creator, who is believed to reside in Greenwich Village.
In the United States, Vice President of Israel Barack Obama issued a strongly worded statement about the page, calling it:
“A disgusting attempt at undermining the kinship between black Jews, regular Jews, non-genderqueer Jews, and fat positive Jewish lesbians.”