by Marshal Klaven
I’m a rabbi who shows my love of Judaism on my skin.
by Nick May
My tattoo reminds me: Don’t be afraid to speak up.
Honoring My Grandfather
by Joseph Metz
I have my grandfather's Holocaust number tattooed on my arm. My paternal grandfather was my role model. What was done to him in hate, I do in love.
Showing Who I Am
by Amber Thompson
I'm a mom with two kids I adore. Having their names tattooed on my arms shows them how much I love them, and shows the world what matters most in my life.
Why I'm Not Tattooed
by Miriam Hopper & Missy Goldstein
Miriam Hopper: Jewish tradition teaches us that the body is sacred. There would have to be a good reason for me to alter the body I was given.
Missy Goldstein: I think of myself as so much more than any tattoo could say about me. To me, having a tattoo would be too defining.
The Biblical Body as Canvas
interview with Nili S. Fox
Except for one biblical source, in the Book of Leviticus, tattooing otherwise appears to be presented in the Bible in a positive light.
Tattoos: The Last Step in My Journey to Wholeness
by Jane E. Herman
After having a bilateral prophylactic mastectomy, I got nipple and areola tattoos as the final step in the reconstruction of my breasts. Every day, they remind me of the strength and courage it took for me to change my life’s course to ensure that my genetics would not dictate my destiny.
IN THE BEGINNING
Dear Reader: NFTY's Diamond Jubilee
Our Movement is strong because youth of yesterday and today have seen visions. And with God’s and your help, may an ever-growing number of young people imagine and pave the way for 75 strong years to come.
by Rick Jacobs
NEWS & VIEWS OF
Action: Welcoming People with Disabilities
by Renee Ghert-Zand
Congregations and experts offer time-tested guidance on making temple communities fully inclusive of people with disabilities.
Chairman's Perspective: Celebrating Israel
by Stephen M. Sacks
Recognizing the Reform Movement’s incredible success story on the ground in Israel.
A Torah’s Journey for Pluralism…Large Print Prayer Book…Journal of Youth Engagement…Young Composer’s Award Winner…Intensive Training for Teens…
Caregiver's Day Out: a congregation's twice monthly program is a win-win for caregivers, those in need of care, and volunteers alike.
A Vision in Verse: A congregational community co-creates a poem in celebration of its new home and vision for the future.
Yom Kippur in the Woods: What happens when a congregational community decides to spend the holiest day of the year in nature, as our ancestors did.
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