Rabbi Seeks Boycott of 'Revolting' Mannequins
Stores could lose kosher certification
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2009 2:21 PM CDT
Stores that continue to display racy mannequins could lose their kosher certification.   (©dreamsjung)
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(Newser) – An Israeli rabbi has called for a boycott of shops that display scantily clad mannequins, AFP reports. Mannequins and "obscene photographs" of models wearing swimsuits or underwear "elicit sorrow among the passers-by," said the rabbi. Stores in the northern city of Tiberias that keep their racy displays will lose their religious customers and their kosher certification, he said. Modest mannequins are OK.

"But there are mannequins that are really revolting, mannequins in bathing suits that damage our souls," he said.