Rabbi Alan Lucas
Tattoos have become enormously popular but, according to popular lore, people with tattoos can’t be buried in a Jewish cemetery. Really? 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Presented in conjunction with AR473, “Visual culture of tattooing.”