Jewish American Playmate: Is a Nude Jewish Centerfold Really a Watershed for American Judaism?

By Bradley Hirschfield

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, December 12, 2001

In this interview, Bradley Hirschfield, the Vice-President of CLAL, discusses the backlash against Lindsey Vuolo, a Playboy centerfold who is not only openly nude, but openly Jewish. Mr. Hirschfield discusses how the backlash is a representation of the Jewish community's discomfort with seeing a beautiful Jewish body in mainstream media. He asserts that the emergence of Vuolo and her positive Jewish identification is a step in the right direction for human sexuality in the Jewish realm.

Topic: Empowerment, Jewish Identification, Media, Sexuality

Name of Publication: CLAL on Culture Archive

Genre: Brief

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Information: Download for personal use, freely distribute link

Bibliographic Information:
Hirschfield, Bradley. Jewish American Playmate: Is a Nude Jewish Centerfold Really a Watershed for American Judaism?. CLAL on Culture Archive. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 12 December 2001: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3513


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