What is niddah, or taharat ha mishpacha, and who observes it?
Jewish "healing" is more about providing communal support than about curing the sick.
Garments for synagogue and, for some, all-day wear.
The term refers to someone who refrains from physical contact with members of the opposite sex.
Jewish mourning practices center more on the deceased than on concern for the living.
Discretion in appearance and speech is designed to protect our souls from assault by a coarse world.
In Judaism, spirituality and physicality are closely connected, and Judaism has lots to say about issues like modesty and healthy ...
A slideshow of Jewish clothing.
A cultural and religious analysis.
Curing with supernatural powers is viewed with skepticism in Judaism.
Anorexia and bulimia are amongst the most emotionally and physically devastating disorders affecting young Jewish women.
Messages from Jewish tradition to help combat substance abuse and other addictions
As a culture that values sobriety, individual responsibility, and health, Judaism is wary of substances that may cause more damage than the enjoyment they may bring their users.
Jewish law does not prohibit it, but Jewish theology and ethics raise serious questions about what statements we make with body piercing.
A Conservative ruling on body ink.