Wrapped in a bodysuit!
A number of Jewish Report readers registered their displeasure at the “half-naked” girl on the front page of the print edition last week.
Julia Lipnitskaia was
Julia Lipnitskaia, a 15-year-old Russian skating prodigy, took home Olympic gold with a routine set to John Williams’ Theme from Schindler’s List. Lipnitskaia skated in a red costume evoking the iconic “girl in the red coat,” who briefly appears in the movie Schindler’s List to enhance the pathos of a scene of liquidation of Krakow’s ghetto.
As is the case with all skaters, she wore a bodysuit (which can be clearly seen tucking over her boots) and was in no way inappropriately dressed.
This image is from a video of Lipnitskaia performing this routine at the 2014 European figure skating championships, which preceded the Sochi Olympics. “Schindler’s List on Ice”, as one member of the Twitterati called it, was, for some, another strange element in an already bizarre Olympics that has been plagued by malfunctioning snowflakes, toilet troubles and political unrest.
In the humble opinion of this scribe (who had no sight of the picture prior to the printed edition appearing), it was one of the nicest front-page pictures ever on the SAJR, sub editor Paul Maree’s title, “Poetry in motion” was perfect and it was by far the best world Jewish news picture.
Even if it did give some readers the shivers at first glance…