I spent my teenage years in rebellious pursuit of an unattainable body. It almost cost me everything.
The first time I really got to know gentiles, I had my guard up. But they embraced me in a way my own community had never done.
As teenage girls wrestle with their body image, new programs look for solutions in Jewish tradition
As Orthodox Jews join the battle against eating disorders, one young woman shares her harrowing story
Growing up in an observant home, Leah Caras loved reading magazines but felt that none spoke to her or her fellow Orthodox Jewish girls. So, when she was 13, she started her own: Yaldah.
Plus anorexia among the Orthodox, and more in the news
Physical ideals, dietary laws contribute to trend