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Censor Levels

The Books We Distribute

At Menucha Kids, we are particularly sensitive to the needs of our children and aim to provide top quality literature without the immodesty, foul language and inappropriate content that is rampant in secular literature.

Every secular title listed on our site was vetted, read and graded within our censor level system. Please note: We do not censor books; we rate them by censor levels. Those levels are explained below.

All the books have overall appropriate content. We do not distribute any books that are overly religious in tone, have inappropriate plots or themes, or are in direct conflict with Jewish values.

Naturally, each parent and educator has their own standards and principles and may find things they do not approve of in the books.

In addition, our book vetting process was not done with any specific rabbinical supervision and is therefore not foolproof. Please feel free to get in touch with us at Menucha Kids to let us know about anything we may have missed. Contact us here.

Please be aware that Menucha Kids does not take into account or rate characters in a story if they are acting appropriately and in an entirely unromantic fashion. Non-kosher food, i.e. pork, and other appropriate secular behavior, i.e. a girl wearing short sleeves, have also not been rated. 

Immodest clothing such as bathing suits have not always been taken into account.

CENSOR LEVEL

1

Books in this level are completely appropriate.

Most of them are picture books and early chapter books.

CENSOR LEVEL

2

Books in this category may have references to secular religious holidays, i.e. Christmas.

They may contain some bathroom language and have references to technology, the Internet and TV or movies.

In this category, words like stupid or crazy may also be found.

CENSOR LEVEL

3

Books in this category may contain some foul language such as heck or darn. They may also contain words like “flirt” and “romance” and other subtle boy/girl situations.

CENSOR LEVEL

4

Books in this category may contain a larger amount of foul language of the same type as level 3 and immodesty. 

Please be aware that it is possible to censor level 4 books rendering them entirely appropriate.

Any books that lose their appeal or meaning after censoring, or are entirely inappropriate, are not distributed by Menucha Kids.