The Rabbi and the Centerfold
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, author of 'Kosher Sex,' has a combative conversation with Playboy's Miss November, Lindsey Vuolo.
LV: If not, then I'll do what my mom did and if my husband wants to marry me, to convert. The guy would have to convert to Judaism to marry me.
SB: Okay, so your children will be raised Jewish and you want a Jewish household?
SB: Okay, how would you feel if you get married and your husband reads Playboy. Is that perfectly okay?
LV: Um hm [assents].
SB: What if he likes looking at live women--women who are nude live? He'd like to take you as his wife to, let's say, a striptease joint? Would that be acceptable?
LV: I mean, I don't think there's anything wrong with that. If he's my husband and we go together, I'd rather go together than let him go with his buddies.
SB: Right, but would you rather tell him "let's go together" or would you rather tell him, "I don't think that's where a married man should be?"
LV: Well, I don't think you should be there but if we're going to go together then--I mean, if it's something he really wants to go to--I would hope that he wouldn't because if we were married, what would he need to go see other women for? I mean, I read Playboy myself and it's not to look at the other girls, you know, who I'm friends with in here, it's to read mostly the articles.