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Rabbi Seeks Boycott of 'Revolting' Mannequins

Stores could lose kosher certification
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2009 2:21 PM CDT
Rabbi Seeks Boycott of 'Revolting' Mannequins
Stores that continue to display racy mannequins could lose their kosher certification.   (©dreamsjung)

(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.

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"But there are mannequins that are really revolting, mannequins in bathing suits that damage our souls," he said.
(Read more rabbi stories.)

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