Jewish Body

Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community

Anorexia and bulimia are amongst the most emotionally and physically devastating disorders affecting young Jewish women.

Food, Health & Judaism

Does the Torah require us to avoid unhealthy foods?

Olam Katan

The human body as a microcosm of the world

Treating Addiction With Jewish Values

Messages from Jewish tradition to help combat substance abuse and other addictions

Body & Soul

Indispensable partners for doing life's sacred work

The Spirituality of Food

We may need to work on our spiritual health in order to ensure our physical health.

Anti-Semitic Stereotypes of the Jewish Body

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.

Smoking, Alcohol, and Drugs

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 and Body Piercing: A Conservative Perspective

A Conservative responsum explores the Jewish issues involved.

Tattooing in Jewish Law

A Conservative ruling on body ink.