Jewish faith keeps them 'solid' while incarcerated

Mar 29, 2010 Full story: Florida Times-Union 9

Rabbi Nochum Kurinsky meets with some inmates.   Photo: 2 of 2   Next BRUCE LIPSKY/The Times-Union BRUCE LIPSKY/The Times-Union Calvin Cash taught himself Hebrew while incarcerated and even added the self-inked "Jewish Pride" tattoo to the collection on his body.

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Since: Jul 07

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#1 Mar 30, 2010
It's odd to see someone who has tattoos to celebrate his Jewish faith, when Jews strongly object to tattoos . . .
JINGOIST

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#2 Apr 20, 2010
KnK your observation is accurate. Jews generally object to tattoos because they are expressly forbidden in the Hebrew Bible. No "cutting" or writing of permanent marks on the skin is permitted by God in the Bible. I think it's one of those things that's forbidden in order to separate the Jews from their neighbors in Canaan, who were practicing child sacrifice and other sinful practices, like tatoos.
The good rabbi was "ministering" to someone who was probably a jail convert, and therefore he may have saved a life.
michelle

Bessemer, AL

#3 Jul 19, 2010
Shut up about the tats u ass!!!! I think its great that someone wants to love their hertitage so much that they ink it on their body...the rabbi didn't say anything to him about it so the hell up!!!
michelle

Bessemer, AL

#4 Jul 19, 2010
Shut*
michelle

Bessemer, AL

#5 Jul 19, 2010
Matter of fact he did save a life...a wonderful life and just keep your comments to yourself!

Since: Jul 07

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#6 Jul 20, 2010
michelle wrote:
Shut up about the tats u ass!!!! I think its great that someone wants to love their hertitage so much that they ink it on their body...the rabbi didn't say anything to him about it so the hell up!!!
Geez, did you REALLY read the comments? Fact is, tattoos are against Jewish heritage. PERIOD. I didn't judge they guy or the Rabbi, but had you actually read what was written - without jumping to the WRONG conclusion, then you would know that.

Try not to get all outta whack, just because you're 'anonymous' on the World WILD Web. Best to show some restraint and compassion for others, especially when it's sooo not necessary.
Nikki

United States

#7 May 9, 2012
Yes, it may be against jewish heritage to tattoo your body but on the other hand not every person who practices judisium is 100% jewish...When the man you are speaking of "inks" himself with "Jewish Pride" to show his dedication, compassion & PRIDE for his heritage, I dont see a problem with it in the least bit. Especially since this man, has had many other tats inked on his body BEFORE he started to follow his heritage. He had these before it & ADDED the "Jewish Pride" AFTER the fact to AGAIN,show his compassion, devotion & "Pride" in who he has been all along and just happened to find & understand. Also, this man has been in my life since we were nothing but little kids without a worry or care in the world & yes, he may have made some foolish choices & some mistakes however it is things such as these, who make us who we are & he is an amazing man with a heart,soul & courage any man would be jealous of! I myself, even with the trouble he has been in; have NEVER met a man like him! Not even close & I have known some pretty incredible men in my time. Btw- did YOU even read the article yourself? He taught HIMSELF (on his own) how to speak Hebrew!! He is absolutely 100%,without a doubt extrodinary!! So I believe he knows what is expressed in the Hebrew Bible sir.
Senior Chief

Lake City, FL

#8 May 9, 2012
Your defensive rant at a mere observation would give a reasonable person cause to stop wonder why you were so touchy. KNK did not make any judgements of the individual with the tattoo, just commented that it was odd to see a person of Jewish faith wearing one. I find it odd to see Southern Baptist Dancing or Catholics praticing birth control, but it not a judgement of those people or their actions, it just an obervation. Take a chill pill Nikki!!!
Nikki wrote:
Yes, it may be against jewish heritage to tattoo your body but on the other hand not every person who practices judisium is 100% jewish...When the man you are speaking of "inks" himself with "Jewish Pride" to show his dedication, compassion & PRIDE for his heritage, I dont see a problem with it in the least bit. Especially since this man, has had many other tats inked on his body BEFORE he started to follow his heritage. He had these before it & ADDED the "Jewish Pride" AFTER the fact to AGAIN,show his compassion, devotion & "Pride" in who he has been all along and just happened to find & understand. Also, this man has been in my life since we were nothing but little kids without a worry or care in the world & yes, he may have made some foolish choices & some mistakes however it is things such as these, who make us who we are & he is an amazing man with a heart,soul & courage any man would be jealous of! I myself, even with the trouble he has been in; have NEVER met a man like him! Not even close & I have known some pretty incredible men in my time. Btw- did YOU even read the article yourself? He taught HIMSELF (on his own) how to speak Hebrew!! He is absolutely 100%,without a doubt extrodinary!! So I believe he knows what is expressed in the Hebrew Bible sir.
Nikki

United States

#9 Jun 2, 2012
I think your attitude is uncalled for and a bit unecessary sir. I did not down nor pass any judgement on anyone. I merely stated facts & my opinions on the matter. So on that note, a "chill pill" is not needed & believe the only one whom needs a "chill pill" would be you. You seem to be the only one besides Michelle who is ranting here. If you dont like comments on peoples opinions, then dont allow it where anyone can post.

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