The Tattoo Taboo in Judaism My Jewish Learning

The Jewish world has a longstanding aversion to tattoos. Even among largely secular Jews, the taboo against body ink remains powerful — a disinclination attributed both to the tattooing of concentration camp inmates during the Holocaust and the myth that tattooed Jews can’t be buried in a Jewish cemetery. As tattooing has grown increasingly mainstream in recent years, some Jews have even ...…

Tattooing in Jewish Law My Jewish Learning

With respect to the reprehensible practice of the Nazis who marked the arms of Jews with tattooed numbers and letters during the Shoah , the Shulhan Arukh [the authoritative 16th-century code of Jewish law] makes it clear that those who bear these tattoos are blameless: “If it [the tattoo] was done in the flesh of another, the one to whom it ...Author: Rabbi Alan Lucas…

Can Jews Have Tattoos? HuffPost

Can Jews Have Tattoos? 06/12/2014 02:34 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017 Every year I lead a session with my confirmation class on "hot topics." Inevitably someone asks about tattoos. Specifically, they asked me whether it is a true that a Jewish person with a tattoo cannot be buried in a Jewish cemetery.Author: Rabbi Evan Moffic…

Why can't Jews get tattoos? Yahoo Answers

Aug 18, 2013 · Are Jews even allowed to get tattoos? I asked Hasidic and modern orthodox friends and family, and they all told me that the torah prohibits body mutilation. At which point I ask them why ear piercings are acceptable and why we don't consider circumcision body mutilation, seeing as cutting off the foreskin (which we were born with) is a form of body altercation and I suppose the after affect ...…

Jews with tattoos - Hillel International

Jews with tattoos appear to be a growing trend. Some say the biblical prohibition of “making gashes in your flesh for the dead, or incising any marks on yourselves” has lost its relevance in the modern world. Walk into any Jewish space and you’re likely to find ink-wearers. Perhaps even the rabbi.…

Can Rabbis have tattoos? - Quora

Aug 18, 2019 · Choose your verbs with care. Can rabbis get tattoos, or can they merely have them? Having a tattoo means that, once upon a time, they got a tattoo, just like they might have eaten prawns, shaved with a razor, cooked on Shabbes or deliberately give...…