Sculpture of a Surfer Girl is Too Immodest
The following was a short Q/A with a town council member from Shas.
Q: We’re talking about a female surfer who is wearing a full bathing suit. You don’t see anything. There’s no big problem with regard to modesty.
A: Not exactly. I told the assistant to the director and I also say to you, her backside is pronounced ( הצד האחורי שלה בולט). This is not the point. During the voting in previous council meetings I also objected to putting up the statue, because according to the halakhah it is forbidden. A woman in a bathing suit? That is not modest. I have received complaints from many citizens who have told me that this is not appropriate for our city.