Leviticus 19 Misconceptions: Tattoo Teshuva & Patchy Piety

Leviticus 19 Misconceptions: Tattoo Teshuva & Patchy Piety

Have you ever seen an observant Jewish person with tattoos on their arms? How about a observant Jewish man with no beard? Though these types of things may seem odd to you, they’re no cause for alarm. They’re actually fine according to both Torah as well as various oral traditions. Misconception: Having a tattoo is against Torah.  I’ve heard far too many horror stories about […]

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How My Beard Makes Me Look Stupid & Why That’s The Point – Beards In The Bible

How My Beard Makes Me Look Stupid & Why That’s The Point – Beards In The Bible

(This post is a revised version of another piece I wrote a year ago almost to the day.)  ךנקז תאפ תא תיחשת אלו םכשאר תאפופקת אל “You shall not shave around the sides of your heads, neither shall you disfigure the corners of your beard.” – Leviticus 19:27 This passage is one of the most misunderstood verses of the entire Hebrew Bible, but this is not […]

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