Hasidic newspaper’s airbrushed photo subject of newly released Clinton email


(JTA) — Hillary Rodham Clinton complaining about being airbrushed from an official White House photo for use in a New York-based Yiddish language Hasidic newspaper is among 5,000 pages of emails of the former secretary of state released by the State Department.

The emails released Thursday afternoon are part of a trove sent and received by Clinton, the leading contender among Democrats for the 2016 presidential nomination, on a personal account while serving as secretary of state.

The State Department also announced Thursday that 275 of the emails were upgraded to classified, bringing to 1,274 the number of emails that were newly classified. More emails are scheduled to be released this month; others were released previously.

Clinton’s email on the airbrushed photo has the subject line “Unbelievable,” the VosIzNeias news website reported. Some Hasidic and haredi Orthodox newspapers have a policy of not publishing photos of women, citing modesty concerns.

Clinton wrote: “The Jerusalem Post reported today that a NY Hasidic paper Der Zeitung published the sit room photo w/o me (or Audrey T) photoshopped out perhaps because no woman should be in such a place of power or that I am dressed immodestly!!”

She included a link to a post on the FailedMessiah blog, which broke the airbrushing story in 2011.

Der Zeitung apologized to the White House and the State Department for altering the photo. The White House photos are provided with the stipulation that they not be altered.

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