In today’s rapidly changing world, one individual’s decision has enough power to change the collective opinion on any given topic. This is true of cosmetic procedures, as well, as more and more people are opting to have something done to their face or body, in order to postpone the signs of aging. Everyone is free to do as they please when their own body is at stake. But what do you do when religion is involved?
The Judaic faith, for example, does hold the belief that our bodies are not our personal property per se and that they should not have tampered with just out of aesthetic concerns. However, not all cosmetic procedures are created equal and opinions in the Jewish community may vary accordingly. Let us look at some of the most popular cosmetic interventions and see which of them may be frowned upon: