Jerusalem: Model’s Nude Photoshoot In Front Of Sacred Western Wall Causes Controversy

JERUSALEM – APRIL 02: Orthodox Jewish Pray at the Western Wall during the holiday of Passover on April 02 2010 in Jerusalem, Israel.

The Telegraph   By Mark Molloy          Fri., June 29, 2018

A Belgian model has sparked controversy after posing nude in front of Jerusalem’s Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray.

Marisa Papen (pic below in mid) has faced a barrage of online abuse over the provocative photoshoot which “offends the sanctity” of the Western Wall, according to the sacred site’s rabbi.

In the controversial photo, she is captured sunbathing nude on a rooftop with the Western Wall in the background of the shot.

In a blog post entitled ‘The Wall of Shame’, Ms Papen defended the series of raunchy photos taken on a three-day road trip through Israel, travelling from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“I know my mailbox is about to fill up with threats and angriness again – to all the people typing down their furiosity right now, save your energy. I don’t even open them,” she posted.

She explained the purpose of the photoshoot was to “push the boundaries of religion and politics even further” and “break down the walls that have been built to keep all our wandering souls on this planet somehow under control”.

Ms Papen added she was keen to show off her “personal religion in a world where freedom is becoming a very luxurious thing”.

Another photo shows Ms Papen (pic below) in the nude climbing a metal pole flying the blue and white Flag of Israel.

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation lamented the shoot as a “grave incident”. The site’s rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich told the Yedioth Ahronoth daily: “This is an embarrassing incident, grave and lamentable, which offends the sanctity of the site and the feelings of those who visit the holy places.”

Others have praised the photos, with one admirer calling them “tasteful, artistic and brave”.

Ms Papen caused a similar controversy last year when she and her team were arrested for posing naked in front of Egypt’s ancient temples. She said a judge “gave us a warning and told us never to do something so foolishly shameful ever again”.

The Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism as the last remnant of Herod’s temple, was visited this month by the Duke of Cambridge as part of a historic five-day tour of the Middle East.


About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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