links for 2008-07-25: The not-dead-yet edition
Answer: No. “I do not know of any rabbi or Jewish cemetery that would refuse to bury a Jew because their body had a tattoo. That would be a terrible violation of the Jewish principle of Kavod Ha-Meit, giving honor to the dead.”
Again: No. “There is no basis for restricting burial to Jews who violate this prohibition or even limiting their participation in synagogue ritual.”
Believe me yet? “Even though getting a ‘decorative’ tattoo is considered a sin for a Jew, it doesn’t disqualify one from being buried in a Jewish cemetery.” I’ll add, it’s not my only sin. My neighbor’s wife is HOT.