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June 27, 2013

Report: Haredi Rabbis In Frenzy Over “Giant” Statue Of Naked Woman

Map of Israel -- Haifa 2"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.”

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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.

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All this fixation with womans naked body would not be if theese rabbis would truly love their wifes, a womans body is the real true love of god.

That part of Haifa is a mess sociologically.

Also both Arab Christians and Muslims who live there are extremely conservative in their world view..A statue of a naked woman would be offensive to them.

well, there go ANY visits to the metropolitan museum of art for any haradi children in the tri-state area.
and haredi children in paris, rome, madrid, zurich, los angeles,london, amsterdam, tel aviv, moscow, etc.
art!!!!!!!!!
ART

+++could encourage unrestrained bestializing+++

Mmmm....that's all they ever think about.

sculptures of men (not just women) are some of the most beautiful art/kunst at the met here in new york..this is all art. but....honestly....i don't know how i would decide if i were mayor of haifa or jerusalem as far as an outdoor sculpture.

but to say this brings on bestialzing is just plain STUPID.

"could encourage unrestrained bestializing"

I believe that the grammatically correct statement would be "unrestrained beastiality." The term "bestializing" would seem to refer to the attempted conversion of others to a beastial lifestyle. Sort of a deviant kiruv. This, I believe, the pious Rabbi Axelrod could identify with.

Next, they'll be urging people to put clothes on their animals, so they don't appear naked.

Maybe they got all huffy when they heard the naked statue was going to be "erected."

Maybe they should cover their faces so their faces will not appear "naked."

Isn't nice to know Chabad is so careful about public nudity and beastial behavior? I wonder what Rabbi Lisbon would say?

Maybe if they stare at a statue of a naked woman, they will leave the little boys alone

12 stupid comments. You are on a Jewish website and Jewish law probably doesn't approve of a naked woman statue. So you are really bashing Halacha. I guess none of you keep anything anyway.

Amedeo Modigliani says hi edith.

First we had "Archie Bunker." Now, we have the dingbat, Edith.

So they can just wear their "special" glasses and they don't need to see anything!

that's funny yochanan
have a sweet shabbat

Edith- thanks for bringing the stupid comment count up to lucky 13.

Edith I'm waiting for the day when someone defends the halacha without snarling.

Maybe I need to go back in time.

I don't see it. Just looks like a map of Israel to me. I did see the image of Jesus in my toast this morning. But no, just a map of Israel here. Move along.

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