Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Did Sarah, Rivka, Rachel, and Leah have faces??

Tzipi Livni's face will not be shown in the Chareidi Israeli newspapers. Doubtful she will be shown in the Yated, Hamodia, or the Jewish Observer (wait, they don't do Israeli politics at all). Probably Mishpacha, although more open minded, won't show her face, either (they only showed Susie Fishbien's kitchen utensils and fingertips).

We all the know the story of Avram and Sarai going to Egypt, and Avram suddenly realizing how beautiful his wife was. Or Yakov not realizing who was under the chuppah. So perhaps there is biblical precedence for hiding women's faces.

But wouldn't the rabbonim of past generations know that? Wouldn't they have forbidden pictures of women?

For those who only read jewish newspapers, if Sarah Palin wins, we will have four years with no pictures of our vice president.

Why do we attribute the basest of human behaviors to every single frum male??

1 comment:

G6 said...

As I've said before, I'm waiting for these people to start editing the Torah.
I'm prety sure that Devorah will be the first to go.....