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This prohibition applies to all tattoos besides those made for medical purposes . . .
I’m thinking of getting the Star of David. I have heard that tattoos violate Jewish law. What do you think I should do?
Question: I am planning to convert to Judaism, but I am a huge fan of tattoos. Does that create a problem? Answer: You are probably aware that conversion to Judaism involves complete acceptance of all the commandments of the Torah from this point on—inclu...
Question: Is it true that if I have a tattoo I cannot be buried in an Orthodox cemetery? I’m not referring to Holocaust markings. Answer: The Torah Leviticus 19:28. forbids us from tattooing our bodies. Nonetheless, one who has had tattoos can still burie...
Prohibition of Tattoos, Cutting the skin for a dead person, and Shaving the hair of the temples and the beard
The power of praying together as a community, the prohibition against tattoos, and the custom of visiting and praying at a cemetery.
Even from afar, he looked a little scary. He was heavily tattooed, had a large chain swinging from his pocket, and was smoking a cigarette. He walked with a swagger that gave off an “I dare you to pass judgment on me” vibe . . .
Hashem Hu HaElokim
As the Neila service (ultimate prayer of Yom Kippur) draws to its conclusion, we engage in a group ritual simultaneously thought-provoking and inspiring.
My teenage daughter would like to honor my mother by getting a tattoo of her Auschwitz number. We are quite divided on this issue. Can you please help?
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