Jews, or: Tattoos

A triolet

Had I not been born a Jew ~
Prob'ly wouldn't have become one.
P'raps I'd have gotten some tattoo,[1]
Had I not been born a Jew...
Or... more than one! P'raps a few...
Though... hard to get tat ink undone...
Had I not been born a Jew ~
Prob'ly wouldn't have become one.

Footnote

  1. It is against traditional Jewish religious law (halakha) to get a tattoo; I was raised in a non-religious home but knew that tattoos were verboten because my parents were very traditionally-minded.

60 thoughts on “Jews, or: Tattoos”

  1. Very cleaver piece David. I did not know this but I imagine it would be consider defiling the body which we are suppose to treat like a temple. Sending my love to you and your family. xoxoxo Joni

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