Playboy Launches First Hebrew Edition
Now Israelis can read it for the articles
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 6, 2013 4:00 AM CST
A model dressed as a Playboy bunny poses with the first Hebrew language edition of the popular men's magazine.   (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

(Newser) – Israelis can now read Playboy 'for the articles' with the launch of the magazine's first Hebrew-language edition. Playboy has been widely available in Israel for years but this marks the first local edition of the magazine. It features Israeli models and articles by Israeli writers. Owner and publisher Daniel Pomerantz says he got the idea while working as a lawyer in Chicago, where he made friends with some of the magazine's lawyers.

It's not clear how well the magazine will be received in the Holy Land, where religious sensitivities are always simmering under the surface and observant Jews and Muslims live by strict modesty rules. Religious zealots have frequently burned down bus stops with ads of fully dressed women and have prompted major advertisers not to use female models regardless of how modestly they are covered up. Pomerantz, however, is confident of success. "It is a complicated and beautiful magazine for a complicated and beautiful country," he says.

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Mar 10, 2013 3:22 PM CDT
I wonder how many of the women in the magazine will have cosmetic surgery. A particular part of the face... Ha ha ha...just kidding!
Mar 7, 2013 12:30 AM CST
Dirty jews
Mar 6, 2013 2:57 PM CST
If it is salacious in that country, it will be under every mattress.