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Sarah Imoff
Sarah Imoff

is Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Religious Studies at Indiana University - Bloomington. Her research focuses on Amerian Jewish gender and sexuality.

Is Male Model Posing on Bed Sexy? Not If He’s a Hasid!

by Sarah Imoff

Is this Hasidic man posing on a bed for an American Apparel advertisement a sexualized image? Sarah Imoff argues why the media fails to see the context and places the model — and the tradition — on a pedestal.

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Is Male Model Posing on Bed Sexy? Not If He’s a Hasid!