Our Bodies

Jewish Clothes

A slideshow of Jewish clothing.

Faith Healing

Curing with supernatural powers is viewed with skepticism in Judaism.

Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community

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

Treating Addiction With Jewish Values

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

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.

Tattooing in Jewish Law

A Conservative ruling on body ink.

The Body: Themes & Theology

Themes and Theology of the Jewish Body. The Jewish Body. Jewish Body Traditions.

Caring for One’s Own Health

Jewish law mandates a healthful lifestyle.

Cosmetic Surgery: A Jewish View

If it does not serve a legitimate medical purpose, cosmetic surgery is frowned upon by the Jewish legal tradition.

Our Bodies 101

In Judaism, spirituality and physicality are closely connected. Jewish traditions promote eating healthy food, avoiding drugs and alcohol, and healing the ill, while regulating body modifications such as tattoos, piercings, and cosmetic surgeries. Many Je

Adorning the Body

Judaism and Adorning the Body. The Jewish Body. Jewish Body Teaching, Laws, and Traditions.