Can You Be Buried In A Jewish Cemetery With Tattoos?

Dear Jew in the City, Ex-Knicks player Chris Smith converted [to Orthodox Judaism] and the NY Post said he can’t be buried in a Jewish cemetery with his tattoos – is that true? Thanks, Alexander   Dear Alexander- Is which part true? That a former basketball player converted? I hadn’t heard. That the Post made […]

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Why Does Judaism Prohibit Tattoos?

Dear Jew in the City, I am 17 years of age and like some teens, I currently have an interest in tattoos. I know under Jewish law it is forbidden to get one, but how did this come to be and why? Thanks, Katie Dear Katie: Thank you for your question. Tattooing is specifically prohibited by the […]

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