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Craig Dershowitz Exec. Director, Artists4Israel
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Jews with Tattoos: The Healing Power of Ink

In October, a group of tattoo artists from the United States traveled to Israel to offer free tattoos to victims of terror and injured veterans. Their incredible story and the "healing ink" they gave to victims are part of an effort to show that tattoos are a powerful art form, capable of transforming lives.

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