questions asked by students

Intro Questions List

The fol­low­ing ques­tions were asked in the Intro­duc­tion to Judaism Class (or via email). click the head­ing to go to the dis­cus­sion and oth­er mate­ri­als I’ve col­lect­ed that deal with the sub­ject.


I have heard that you can­not be buried in a Jew­ish ceme­tery if you have a tat­too. Is this true? If so, why is this? What about Jews who were tat­tooed in con­cen­tra­tion camps?


I have a 7 year old son. Can you refer me to some­thing that would help me describe Jew­ish views on Hal­loween>

The Vegetarian Shankbone

What do veg­e­tar­i­ans use for the Zeroa (Shankbone) on the Seder plate dur­ing Pesach?

© Mark Hurvitz 1999
First post­ed cir­ca Octo­ber, 1997
Last updat­ed June 9, 1999
Pre­pared for Web 2.0 ver­sion Octo­ber 13, 2010