Israeli celebrities went viral a long time ago, and now, thanks to Photoshop and some creative people, they’ve also turned Orthodox. Or, at least dress like the most devout ultra-Orthodox people in Israel.
In a trend started by Rosy Afriat (who created the picture of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara), pictures showing Israeli politicians, news anchors and even models dressed in ultra-Orthodox clothing are circulating on Facebook, gaining thousands of Likes and Shares on the social network.
A picture of supermodel Bar Refaeli, who’s been featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and runs her own lingerie line, was doctored so as to give her a head covering like that worn by many religious women in Israel.
Politicians, including Economic and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett and former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman, were given traditional ultra-Orthodox clothing and hairstyles.
Meanwhile, others responded with secularized versions of prominent Orthos, including a startling rendition of Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef sans beard and vestments (see below).