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Jews and Tattoos

March 28, 2016, 5:00 PM

Rabbi Alan Lucas will discuss tattoos, which have become enormously popular. According to popular lore, people with tattoos can’t be buried in a Jewish cemetery. Why was Judaism against tattoos, and are those concerns relevant today? Rabbi Lucas wrote a position paper on tattoos and body piercing for the Conservative Movement’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards. He will review the traditional literature on the subject and lead a lively discussion on Jews and tattoos today. Rabbi Lucas’s talk will be followed by dinner and discussion. All are welcome, but RSVPs are requested for dinner by sending an email to


March 28, 2016
5:00 PM


Karen Brotter
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