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Old 07-30-2009, 07:28 PM
GilaB GilaB is offline
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Originally Posted by aruvqan View Post
Although .... are not jews forbidden to be tattooed? and couldnt she be a survivor of one of the camps, and hence 'ritually unclean' because of the tat?
The idea that Jews with tattoos can't be buried in Jewish cemeteries is a myth. (Tattoos aren't permitted by Jewish law, but that has nothing to do with ritual uncleanliness, and anyway, ritual uncleanliness is mostly irrelevant since the destruction of the Temple two millenia ago.) Also, in Jewish law, one is not held responsible for acts committed against one's will, like being tattooed by Nazis.