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Jewish Playboy Bunnies

No, I am not talking about Barbi Benton or Linsay Vuolo, both whom I know, both whom are Jewish and both of whom have posed for Playboy. Though that is not how I know them. These are a slightly different kind of Jewish Playboy Bunny, and too funny not to share:
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And in case anyone is too pure to know why it’s so funny and why this post is titled, Jewish Playboy Bunnies, it’s because that’s what those rabbit heads decorating the woman’s head covering are. Or are they?
On a slightly more serious not, the image reminds us that symbols have no meaning outside the context in which they are used. I have no doubt that the wearer of the bunnies in this image, is totally unaware of the common association most people have with the rabbits which decorate her head covering. And because of that, they are not, for her at least, sexual symbols contradicting the reason why Orthodox women cover their hair. They are just a cute rabbit pattern,
There is a lesson in there for all of us who assume that when we see someone wearing something, waving something, or otherwise celebrating some image, we necessarily know what they mean. In a world which regularly struggles over displays of crosses, stars, flags, etc. it might be a good lesson to bear in mind.

  • MH

    Too funny.

  • windbender

    John Malkovich?

  • Paul K. Fauteck

    This reminds me of the young woman whose fiance had died of cancer. She went to his funeral wearing a short, tight fitting red dress, which stimulated a lot of angry gossip. Then, when she said her piece about the deceased, she mentioned the dress, explaining that he had given it to her while he was ill and asked her to wear it to his funeral so he could see one last time how beautiful she looked in it. The judgmenmtal ones were suddenly red-faced.

  • Hector
  • Effinie

    Hector: that picture is too funny and very apropos Rabbi Brad’s commentary today. Sometimes a picture isn’t worth a thousand words.

  • Sara

    The Title and and picture are somewhwat startiling but the messega is concise and to the point.
    Kol HaKovod.

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