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Is branding yourself or another Jew allowed?

In Rav Chaim Kanievsky's book שיח השדה (section דיני כתובת קעקע ;פתשגן הכתב, p.109) he writes that branding with a hot iron would be forbidden under the prohibition of מראית עין (giving the appearance ...
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Ethiopian Jews and Tattoos

Rabbi Sharon Shalom, a rabbi of Ethiopian extraction, has written a book titled מסיני לאתיופיה - עולמה ההלכתי והרעיוני של יהדות אתיופיה (the title of the English translation is From Sinai to Ethiopia: ...
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Can Jewish owned animals have tattoos?

tl;dr it is probably not allowed to tattoo an animal, but only because of the mitzva of not being cruel to animals, but nothing to do with the lav of etching the skin (tattooing). CYLOR. According to ...
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Can Jewish owned animals have tattoos?

Vayikra 19:28 "You shall not make cuts in your flesh for a person [who died]. You shall not etch a tattoo on yourselves. I am Hashem." The verse prohibits us from tattooing ourselves, and it ...
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Is a woman permitted to get eyebrow tattoo?

As mentioned in the comments, here is the text found in the footnotes in the following link https://ohr.edu/5195#_edn16; There is a machlokes in the Poskim about this. There are those who permit it as ...
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Star of david with cross in middle? Okay to have (tattoo Question)

I would find it offensive. First of all, because tattoos are forbidden in Judaism and so putting a Star of David on a tattoo seems ironic at best. Additionally, I dislike having crosses and Stars of ...
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Ethiopian Jews and Tattoos

Hard to prove a negative, but I have just been through SA YD 180, which is the most likely place in SA to deal with this. I have learned it with a few commentaries and other related works including ...
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Can a Jew give a Gentile a tattoo?

The Minchas Chinuch(253) brings from the Mishnas Chachamim who held that to corner off the hair of a non jew is prohibited would also prohibit a Jew to give a non Jew a tatto. However,the achronim ...
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Meaning of Chai and Hamsa Hand

The Ben Ish Chai (Pinchas 2:13) writes the hamsa is a spiritual protection from the evil eye – והגאון חיד"א ז"ל כתב מנהג העולם לומר חמשה ולכן תולין עץ מצויר בו צורת כף שיש בו חמשה אצבעות וחקוק ...
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Would a convert/Ba'al Teshuvah have to remove any tattoos they may have?

Rav Moshe Heinemann said in a shiur in Ner Yisroel to answer such a question "No, he is not obligated to remove a tattoo he received earlier. The torah doesn’t say you cannot have a tattoo – it only ...
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