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My Body, My Choice: "Mom, can I get a tattoo?"

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Rabbanit Dr. Adena Berkowitz , a practicing therapist, is Scholar in Residence and co-founder of Kol HaNeshamah NYC, an organization dedicated to reenergizing the spiritual lives of both not-yet affiliated and affiliated Jews. She is also Senior Educator at the Manhattan Jewish Experience. With a background in law, Jewish studies, and psychotherapy, Rabbanit Berkowitz is the writer and editor of the best selling The Jewish Journey Haggadah and co- editor of Shaarei Simcha: Gates of Joy, a mini prayer book.

What does Jewish Tradition say about Autonomy and Self Determination? What then is the impact on decision making regarding our bodies, ranging from tattoos to donating organs to abortion?