Kim Kardashian airbrushed out of ultra-Orthodox website

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U.S. reality TV star Kim Kardashian, second from right, leaves the Cathedral of Saint James after a baptism ceremony for her daughter in Jerusalem's Old City on April 13, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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U.S. reality TV star Kim Kardashian, second from right, leaves the Cathedral of Saint James after a baptism ceremony for her daughter in Jerusalem's Old City on April 13, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Ammar Awad *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-KIMK-ISRAEL, originally transmitted on April 16, 2015.

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Nissim Ben Haim, an editor at the Kikar HaShabbat website, said they removed Kim because she is a "pornographic symbol" who contradicts ultra-Orthodox values

  • The first rule of all religion is “Let’s pretend reality doesn’t exist.”
    It would be funny if it weren’t so dangerous.

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  • Larry

    So the Ultra-Orthodox are taking their cues for behavior from Joseph Stalin.
    http://www.tc.umn.edu/~hick0088/classes/csci_2101/false.html

  • Keith

    Let’s start at the very beginning. A very good place to start. When you read you begin with A-B-C…

    Speaking of the beginning, how did Kim K become famous and why is she in the ‘most influential people’ list? – That, speaks to the culture.

    Having said that, props to her for visiting her ancestral homeland.

  • In the early 80s, I attended a Christian college named for a famous televangelist. During that time, the televangelist published a special Bible that went out as a premium for big donors, with a photo section showing highlights from his ministry. That’s a brazen enough thing to do, but there’s more. One of the photos was a ribbon-cutting of a big new construction project, a hospital, which the televangelist had launched. The ribbon-cutting took place on a beautiful, sunny day, and I noticed a faint vertical line in the blue sky. I followed it down and realized it came out right next to the televangelist’s son and heir. They had cut the son’s by-then-ex-wife out of the picture and just scooted the two halves together. A visual lie, bound within the pages of a Bible. That was one of the watershed moments in changing my attitude towards that organization.

  • Garson Abuita

    All in all this was a PR boost to Israeli tourism and sovereignty over Jerusalem. Not to mention a poke in the eye of Turkey — lately not such a good friend of Israel as it had been in times past. And while I am always a critic of ultra-Orthodox cultural excesses, they’re certainly not the only ones wanting to see less of her..

  • James Carr

    The Kardashian circus is an American embarrassment. We should applaud anyone that airbrushes all of them from life. Now we have to deal with the Jenner psychosis next week…..and be forced to accept his choice as brave. Hoo hah!

  • All humans have a ‘homeland’ – it is Africa.
    All humans migrated from Africa 60,000 years ago.

    We evolved to live on the African Savannah – not in superstitious caves of Jerusalem.

  • Larry

    Kim Kardashian’s ancestry is Armenian. That’s what Keith was talking about. She was just in Armenia, prior to the trip to Israel.

  • Trev

    James Carr: Actually, IMO, they brushed the most attractive person from the image. Although it seems you think Kanye or one of the other guys is that.

    Anyway, the airbrushing is essentially lying; they are stating knowingly what was not really the case. Typical to see religious extremists doing that.

  • Trev

    Yeah. It’s simply dishonest. And I agree, dangerous.

  • James Carr

    It’s Israel……who cares? What importance is itto anyone whether a Kardashion was in Israel or not? What is a Kardashian anyway but a modern Eva/Zsa Zsa Gabor?

  • Susan

    An Ultra-Orthodox newspaper blocked Angela Merkel out of a photo. That seems to me to more important and more ridiculous. It’s a shame because Hasidism began as a revolutionary movement, but it has ossified and gone backwards. I don’t think it is a good interpretation of Halachah. Women are part of the world and you have to be able to deal with them as full human beings and not just as possible temptations.

  • Karla Michelle XYZZZZ

    Karla, you’ve been exposed with your many aliases and you don’t look good. Go repent somewhere else already.

  • Garson Abuita

    These particular ultra-Orthodox may not be Hasidim, but instead the descendants of their opponents, the Mitnagdim or “Litvak” (Lithuanian, for their leader the Vilna Gaon) Jews. They were the counter-revolution to the Hasidim.

  • Now if we could just get her airbrushed from People, Us, etc.