Anorexia and bulimia are amongst the most emotionally and physically devastating disorders affecting young Jewish women.
Does the Torah require us to avoid unhealthy foods?
Dispelling the myths that Jews aren't alcoholics and that Alcoholics Anonymous is only for Christians
The human body as a microcosm of the world
Messages from Jewish tradition to help combat substance abuse and other addictions
Indispensable partners for doing life's sacred work
We may need to work on our spiritual health in order to ensure our physical health.
Folk beliefs about horns and big noses have served to demonize Jews--and even Jews themselves have not been exempt from distorted images of their bodies.
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.
It's not prohibited, but Jewish theology and ethics raise serious questions about what statements we make with body piercing.