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September 06, 2002 - Image 174

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-09-06

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many of these sentiments were
est clothes. Merla Wolk of Franklin
describes her experience:
echoed.
When asked how they felt when
"Eager to buy clothes for my
exposed to images of Britney SpearS
granddaughters in Israel, I have
and other celebrities prancing around
searched local shops in vain for
half-dressed, someone squealed, "I love clothes that don't make little girls
Britney! I think she's gorgeous!" But
into Brittany Spears look-alikes," she
most responded they would .never
said. "But from the high-end shops
dress that way themselves.
to Target, I find only sleeveless,
Why? Some confessed it-was
midriffed, scoop-necked tops and
because it would be "gross" if you did-
low-slung jeans."
n't have Spears' skinny body, but sever-
When asked about Orthodox
al others felt it would simply be inap-
modesty standards, attitudes were

mixed. Twelve-year-old
propriate. As Jackie
Pilcowitz of Bloomfield
Kelli Rosen of.Farming-
Sharing their fashion
Hills, a Hillel sixth-grader, views are, top row,
ton Hills, a seventh-
put it: "I think what she
Tamara Brodsky, sisters grader at Warner Middle
School, worried that "if
wears is disgusting. She
Karen, Kelli and Katie
barely wears any clothes at Rosen, and bottom row, you wear a long skirt
and shirt, people might
all."
Danielle Brodsky,
• A related issue, of
Kendall Maxbauer and think you're not some-
one they want to be
course, is the message
Jackie Pilcowitz.
friends with. You look
ultra-skimpy clothing
too away from every-
sends to others. West
thing, snot did."
Bloomfield High School
Kendall.Maxbauer, a
sophomore and Hillel
sixth grader at Hillel, disagreed.
graduate Tamara Brodsky of West
"When people tell me I look like a
Bloomfield felt that "how you dress
urn [religious] girl, I take that as a
gives off an impression of you. If you
compliment. You can wear long
dress more conservative, people will
skirts and long-sleeve shirts and still
perceive more of who you are. No one
,,
have a cute outfit.
needs to see everything."
Kelli's older sister, Katie, a junior
Brodsky's mother, Stacy, described
at the Jewish Academy of
how she "found it challenging when
Metropolitan Detroit, felt it all
[her] daughter started public school
boiled down to what was appropriate
after Hillel, where they had very strict
in a given situation; while emphasiz-
rules. These rules were a reflection of
ing the message that clothing sends.
modesty and respect in schodl.
"It's a respect issue. I'm going to an
"When they got to public school,
NCSY [National Conference of
it was like a show to my children to
Synagogue Youth] convention and
see what these kids were wearing —
am bringing long skirts, but I don't
the short tops and everything ... I
wear them on a normal day.
don't find there's that much restric-
"There's no way- around it —
tion on what they can wear; they
clothes are a reflection of your per-
may say there is, but I don't see kids
sonality. The majority of people you
gettino kicked out of school."
see in your life are not going to
And b good luck shopping for mod-

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