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?

LV: Yeah.

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.

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Her views on other Playmates
Comparing herself to Monica

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