Some Jews are marking their bodies with tattoos to express their spirituality rather than prescribing to prohibitions. Maggid Jhos Singer will share his own journey and process of adornment.
Maggid Jhos Singer has been on the pulpit since 2000, and with his wife, Julie Batz, is currently one of the congregational leaders at Chochmat HaLev in Berkeley. He is also the Maggid for the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. His title, Maggid, could be defined as a Jewish preacher, a counselor, a rogue, a spiritualist, or a storyteller. Singer holds a BA in music from UCLA and an MA in Jewish Studies from the Graduate Theological Union. His work can be found in the anthologies Balancing on The Mechitza, Torah Queeries, the online magazine Killing The Buddha, and at Elitalks.com.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Lew the Jew and His Circle: Origins of American Tattoo."