Health & Wellness
Jewish "healing" is more about providing communal support than about curing the sick.
Clothing & Appearance
Garments for synagogue and, for some, all-day wear.
While most contemporary Jewish authorities believe ear piercing is fine, the matter grows somewhat more complex when it comes to extensive piercings or piercing other body parts.
Gender & Sexuality
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.
The commandment to remove a corpse from the stake on which it is impaled teaches us the importance of respecting the holiness of the body.
A Conservative responsum explores the Jewish issues involved.
How and when a Jew covers his or her head is a spiritual declaration and a nuanced social statement.
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.