"Rabbi…we suggest that you return to whoever has been whispering in your ear and tell him that he must immediately cease from seeing pornography and abomination in everything around him, for soon he might see immorality and nudity in utility posts, trees and mail boxes.”
Report: Haredi Rabbis In Frenzy Over “Giant” Statue Of Naked Woman
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Haifa's haredi rabbis have reportedly worked themselves into a frenzied huff over the planned placement of a “giant” statute of a “naked” woman in front of a new Haifa soccer stadium that is still under construction.
The rabbis have sent strong letters to the city’s mayor, Yona Yahav, demanding that the statute not be erected, Ynet reported this afternoon.
One of the letters was written by Chabad Rabbi Gedaliah Axelrod.
"I was informed that within a year, the city of Haifa is planning to erect a huge statue of a naked woman right next to the stadium.
"The statue will stand out at the city's gate and watch over the integrated neighborhood of Halissa, most of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian residents of which are religious people…placing such a statue next to a crowded soccer stadium…could encourage unrestrained bestializing,” Axelrod wrote.
The mayor’s office responded sharply.
"I assume that the respected rabbi did not see the illustration of the statue and has been feeding of rumors. We suggest that you return to whoever has been whispering in your ear and tell him that he must immediately cease from seeing pornography and abomination in everything around him, for soon he might see immorality and nudity in utility posts, trees and mail boxes,” the mayor’s letter read.
Axelrod told Ynet parent paper Yedioth Ahronoth yesterday that the idea to send the protest letters was not his own.
"I was approached by appalled rabbis. I have not seen a skirt or pants on the statue, and the image of a woman a few feet tall is not something that should serve as a symbol. We have enough problems with Haifa youth. We don’t need to add public immorality,” Axelrod said.