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February 06, 2013

Haredi Newspaper Hamodia Censors Images Of Women’s Shoes; Handbags Okay, Paper Says, Shoes Not

Hamodia censors women's shoes 2-5-2013When asked about the censorship, Hamodia said that the paper allows the publication of photos of accessories such as handbags, but it censors feminine clothing items including shoes – even if no one is wearing them – due to modesty reasons.

Hamodia censors women's shoes 2-5-2013
Left: the photo as it was distributed to the media. Right: the censored photo published by Hamodia.

Haredi Newspaper Hamodia Censors Images Of Women’s Shoes; Handbags Okay, Paper Says, Shoes Not
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com   

The Gerrer hasid-owned newspaper Hamodia published a story the other day about a baby who pulled open the bottom drawer of a dresser, blocking the the door to the room where he was crawling. The baby fell asleep and the door could not be opened. The fire department had to be called to rescue the baby, who was found sleeping next to the open drawer.

Hamodia was given a picture of the sleeping baby as he was found.

But Ynet reports that the hasidic newspaper refused to post the picture as was due to “modesty concerns.”

So the paper did what it always does in such situations – it used photoshop to remove the immodest parts of the photograph.

What were the immodest parts?

Women’s shoes.

Not women’s shoes being worn by a woman. Not stiletto heels or Manalo Blanack mules.

Plain old used women’s flats.

When asked about the censorship, Hamodia said that the paper allows the publication of photos of accessories such as handbags, but it censors feminine clothing items including shoes – even if no one is wearing them – due to modesty reasons.

A few months ago, Hamodia reported on a serious road accident caused by driver striking a wild boar. Hamodia refused to name the animal, however, because wild boars – and their domestic cousin the pig – are not kosher animals.

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Everyone needs a laugh or two every day. This is so absurd as to be funny.


Is it that beige shoes are more sexy than black so those were removed completely and the black ones merely blurred? Or is it that beige shoes are completely assur in the first pace and should not have been in the drawer? Also, why not remove the sparkly (but black) bedroom slippers? The connotations!Shocking!

This story:
"Woman in Timbuktu punished for forbidden love" is a headline story on yahoo's home page today. Read to see what happens when these morons take control.

Does Hamodia censor the names of all the Jewish men who are named for wolves, bears, and lions? Just wondering.... (My own grandfather was a Wolf.)

haredi foot fetishes. a real threat to the community.

but the slackers only brushed out the supple, soft-looking, light brown loafers that enticingly invite feet to slip in and out of them.

they left in the pregnant, black women's loafers behind them.

Who keeps shoes in a drawer?

Devorah, people whose feet don't stink or people who...ah... like that smell?

A bunch of fools trying to dominate the masses,those who dont want to see the world as it is should go live in an isolated island,to try to rule others life what to see or what not to see is pure insanity.

Mass poverty, young people dropping out, education crisis, shidduch crisis, enemy at the gates, nuclear Iran, abuse coverups, on and on, and what are the Rabanim doing? They are making sure people do not see pictures of shoes of the style commonly worn by women.

I would throw a pair of shoes away if someone wearing them stepped in the leadership of the Haredi "Rabanim". Those would never come clean.

Who keeps shoes in a drawer?

Posted by: Devorah


i know....havent they ever heard of a food pantry?

How stupid. If sleeping baby was a girl, would they get rid of her as well?...

APC, duh... "food pantry" sounds like "food panty" which might suggest an "edible panty", a term that, if spoken in a crowd, could cause mass spontaneous ejaculations.

what were you thinking?

the deep end is here.

What % of frum Jews would engage in such foolishness - I'd guess a very small portion. But can't object to the posting, stupid people deserve to be called out.

Sam, the problem is that it only takes a small percentage to change everyone's behavior.

Scary part is, that to them, this is normal.

This sad behavior affects the charedim the most. No man or group is an ssland.

Eli, what me messiah?-

good point. lets settle on the refrigerator. the cold will also inhibit growth of athletes foot fungi.

Posted by: David | February 06, 2013 at 01:37 PM

David - would you possibly mind using a different screen name or perhaps adding an initial or number so we can be distinguished. I have been using that name here for a very long time.

Thanks.

The Charedim are so disconnected from reality (and Judaism) that there really is no hope at all for them. The simply do not have the capacity to function as useful members of society.

haredi foot fetishes. a real threat to the community.
Posted by: Eli, what me messiah?

I wanted to write that but you were faster!

I'm starting to bilieve that most of them are pedophiles and women haters and in a very short time time they will ask to kill all the women in the country

Abu, good to see you again. sorry for pre-empting!

The picture has black womens' shoes adorned with sequined buckles in the photoshop version.

Shmarya, what an imbecile you are! Referring to a pig as a "davar achar" was not the papers's decision, but that of the Jewish people, for millennia. Oh, how you never learn...

If that is the case, how would we know it's treif in the first place? Why are you even mentioning it by name?

I suppose the Rebbe's insistence that Lubavitchers not buy their children teddy bears has been the minhag for millennia as well?

Here's a newsflash: "stuff my rebbe made up" ≠ "minhag for millennia".

Shmarya, what an imbecile you are! Referring to a pig as a "davar achar" was not the papers's decision, but that of the Jewish people, for millennia. Oh, how you never learn...

If that is the case, how would we know it's treif in the first place? Why are you even mentioning it by name?

I suppose the Rebbe's insistence that Lubavitchers not buy their children teddy bears has been the minhag for millennia as well?

Here's a newsflash: "stuff my rebbe made up" ≠ "minhag for millennia".

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