Monthly Archives: July 2012

Rav Soloveitchik and the Lubavitcher Rebbes

At the dinner for the Central Lubavitcher Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim in New York, 5702/1942: (l-r:) Rav Yosef Dov SoloveitchikRabbi Shmaryahu Gurary The Rebbe Rayatz,  The Lubavitcher Rebbe

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Musings on Beauty – Part 1

Following my interview with Luke Ford  I have been meaning to write a post about “Human Beauty”.

As a preamble, I have included a list of sources that explore this topic in depth. I am going to collate my own personal thoughts and put them together as Part 2. I look forward to hearing comments, feedback and any other sources.


Torah Musings – Beautiful Wife
Torah Musings  Beautiful Wife – Part II

Purim And The Tyranny Of Beauty: A Plea to Mothers of Girls in Shidduchim

Responses to Purim and the Tyranny of Beauty:

1) How to Solve the Shidduch Crisis WITHOUT Advocating for a Bunch of Nose Jobs
2) A Response To Yitta Halberstam, Good Looking Jews And Jewish Mothers
3) Frum Bridalplasty? On Shidduch Dating and Bean Counting – by Rabbi Zev Farber
4) The shidduch crisis comes down to girls being too unattractive
5) Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Make Men More Mature Rather than Send Girls Under the Knife
6) Gila Manolson: A Response to Yitta Halberstam’s Plea to Mothers of Girls in Shidduchim
7) Advice Under The Knife: My Response to Halberstam


America’s Obsession: A Documentary
Beauty Pressure
The Photoshop Effect
Dove evolution
The Photoshop Effect
The Photoshop Effect: Part 2 Controversy
The Photoshop Effect: Part 3: Peer Pressure
Media’s Effect on Beauty
The Sexualisation of Girls
How Beauty Changed
Media Distorts our Perception of Beauty
The Media’s Distortion of Beauty
Hollywoods Stars Before and After Plastic Surgery

The Human Face – Beauty (Documentary with John Cleese and Elizabeth Hurley)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

1991 Miss ISrael Miri Goldfarb visits the Lubavitcher Rebbe