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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...
We often associate piercings with tattoos, and we may wonder if they are equally forbidden.
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.
Study the daily lesson of Sefer HaMitzvos for day 16 with Rabbi Mendel Kaplan, where he teaches the mitzvah in-depth with added insight and detail.
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.
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