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  • Telltale Tattoos

    July 16, 2014 | 1:16 pm

    One of the most prevalent myths about Jewish death pertains to tattoos: should you have them, you can’t have a Jewish funeral or be buried in a Jewish cemetery. This is simply not true. Indeed, this is the single most frequent tweet I make as a response for Kavod v’Nichum....

  • Jews with tattoos: the good, the bad and the oy vey

    By Julie Bien

    October 15, 2013 | 10:06 am

    Before I go any further, I would like to acknowledge that tattoos are a controversial subject--not only because they are forbidden under religious law, but mostly because of the weight they carry as signifiers of the Holocaust. This article does not in any way aim to diminish the...

  • What do tattoos say about you?

    By Ilana Angel

    July 30, 2012 | 7:40 pm

    I spent Sunday in Malibu, which is one of my favorite places on earth.  It was sunny and warm with just the right mix of locals and tourists.  It was busy but not overly crowded.  We scoped out our spot and settled in.  It was about 11 am and our fellow beach bums were families with...

  • Angelina Jolie’s Tattoos.

    By Julia Bendis

    May 15, 2011 | 6:07 pm

    As I looked at pictures of Angelina Jolie’s tattoos, I couldn’t help but want to get some more of my own.  The longitude and latitude ink of her childrens’ bithplaces looks so neat on her arm.  But not wanting to be a copy cat, I thought of putting actual names of cities where...

  • Tennis star in Playboy reveals Jesus fish tattoo

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 24, 2008 | 4:11 am

    Daniel Radosh, author of “Rapture Ready!”, has the skinny on tennis player Ashley Harkleroad, who made headlines recently, not for her play on the court but her agreement to pose for Playboy. She has, and Radosh spotted an odd inking in one of the photos.

    It’s a tattoo of the Jesus...

  • God’s Blog #5: Hebrew tattoos

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 16, 2008 | 3:26 pm

    On the Seventh Day, I rested, and in July the Lord likes to take off two weeks from blogging. But now I am back, and I’ve got plenty on My mind, starting with tattoos. Quite simply: Enough already.

    I know it’s temporarily fashionable to get inked in foreign languages, even if those...