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Jerusalem highlights: Week of August 27 – September 2

Don't know what to do in Jerusalem the coming week? Here's a list of suggestions.

Is the Jewish repulsion for tattoos losing its significance?

The popularity of tattoos among young Israelis is doing away with old taboos on tattoos.

By NELL SCHWARTZ
22/07/2021

Pope kisses concentration camp tattoo on survivor's arm

The pope listened intently as a Polish priest who accompanied Lidia Maksymowicz, 80, told him of her story and then kissed the number tattooed on her arm.

By REUTERS
26/05/2021
Members of the New York City Police Department Counterterrorism Bureau secure a checkpoint during th

Washington police officer has Nazi tattoo, local synagogue demands apology

“This is not one instance of a tattoo, it’s symbolic of how police forces treat their communities where they say they don’t think they’re wrong."

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
11/06/2020
First Sergeant Amit Ben Yigal

Friends of fallen IDF soldier get tattoo identical to his

Amit Ben Yigal, 21 years old from Ramat Gan, was posthumously promoted to the rank of sergeant first class, after he was killed during a Golani operation in Ya'bad last month.

Israelis celebrate body art at the 2019 Israel Tattoo Convention

Israelis celebrate body art at the 2019 Israel Tattoo Convention

From artists who rebuild old-school tattooing machines to drop-ins, the family-oriented event had something for everyone.

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