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The Tattoo Taboo

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“Like any overeducated Jew, I can intellectualize my compulsion with the best of them,” Dvora Meyers admits today in Tablet Magazine. But an earnest look at this week’s parasha honesty convinces her that maybe, despite the Jewish injunction, it was alright that, last year, she got a bumblebee tattoo on her leg.

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If I read one more self-conscious rationalization of extracustomary Jewish behavior, I’m going to convert.

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