Tuesday, 1 January 2013

News on Tatoos and the Jews

Misconception: A Jew with a tattoo may not be buried in a Jewish cemetery.

Fact: This belief has no basis in Jewish law. Just as a Jew who violated other Torah laws may be buried in a Jewish cemetery, so too may one who violated the prohibition against being tattooed.

Background: This misconception is widespread amongst American Jews. References to it are often found in general American culture; for example, it was mentioned on the TV show The Nanny...
Tzarich Iyun: Jews with Tattoos | Rabbi Dr. Ari Zivotofsky | Orthodox Union

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