Tatu [not the russians]

Posted in nerdlette, this is fucking america! by nerdlette on 17 July 2008

NYTimes talks about jews with tattoos. Turns out not all rabbis are in agreement about the prohibition against tattooing. And that bit about not being buried in a jewish cemetery: a conspiracy of grandmothers!

Since this nerdlette is harboring some guilt today, it seemed fitting to speak about jew taboo and transgression…

“The people I interviewed are trying to express their Judaism, or connect with God or their Jewish roots,” said Mr. Abrams, 38, who lives in Los Angeles and calls himself a nonpracticing Orthodox Jew. “They’re taking this prohibited act and using it to feel more Jewish.”

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