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Sculpture of a Surfer Girl is Too Immodest

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Mynet is reporting (Heb) that in the town of Yehud a sculpture of a female surfer is going to be replaced because some religious politicians claimed that the sculpture is offensive.

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.


6 Responses to “Sculpture of a Surfer Girl is Too Immodest”

  1. 1
    Mar Gavriel:

    I still (after all these years) find it hilarious that “Yehud” is the name of a town in Israel today. יהוד מדינתא. Nu.

  2. 2

    The politician is certainly right that, by his standards, the statute isnt tznius. Very presumptuous of the interviewer to decide for others what is and what isn’t tznius.

    Anyway, it’s all par for the course. There are black politicians in heavily black inner cities that mandate even dumber things to play to their voters. san Francisco routinely enacts liberal legislation as far left wing as this is right wing. And of course, Mayor Nannyberg’s soda legislation takes the cake when it comes to political idiocy. So is this surfer flap riddiclous? Of course. But we live in the world of the riddiclous.

  3. 3

    By the way, you have to read the comments on the mynet website. They are hysterical. One guys is suggesting they give the statue buttock-reduction surgery, which apparently is an option there.

  4. 4
    Joel Katz:

    UPDATE: City will replace the female surfer with a MALE surfer.

    מהעירייה נמסר: “אנו מכבדים את המגזר הדתי בעיר. בסיכום בין ראש העירייה לנציגי הציבור הדתי־חרדי הוחלט להחליף את הפסל לגולש במקום גולשת”.,7340,L-4313282,00.html

  5. 5
    Menachem Mendel (Michael P.):

    Now there are protests against the planned removal of the Surfer Girl.

  6. 6

    Here you see, in the open, the massive contradictions and hypocrisy of the Jewish left. The religious represent about 20% of Yahud, according to the article. Black Americans number about 15% of America. Jews, much less so, and homoexuals (to name the latest grievance industry group) still less so. Yet if there was a sculpture that offended one of these groups, you can bet the bank the Jewish left would be out there hollering about “tolerance” and “racism” and all the usual nonsense. But when it comes to offending the sensitivities of the religious, who are far more numerous than any of the grievance-monger groups, and with thousands of years more pedigree, the response of the left basically is a giant “ehhh.”

    I say this as someone who agrees that this is much ado about nothing. But while I’m not offended at the statue, I am at the hypocrisy.




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