Converting to Judaism didn’t only change how I felt spiritually. It changed how I felt about my body.
As a kid, I didn’t feel comfortable in my body. But at camp, I finally lost my inhibitions—thanks to a group of Israeli dancers.
A new shoe offers some extra height to Jews of shorter stature. But why prey on insecurities and stereotypes to sell footwear?
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.
I grew up hating my curly, unruly frizz. But on a trip to Israel, I found people who celebrated kinky locks—theirs and mine.
As teenage girls wrestle with their body image, new programs look for solutions in Jewish tradition
As the new year brings resolutions to get in shape, an illustrated memoir of my quest to find the right fitness program
As Orthodox Jews join the battle against eating disorders, one young woman shares her harrowing story
As standards of beauty shift, rhinoplasty—once a rite of passage for Jewish teens—declines in popularity
I’ve always had a frosty relationship with my testicles. Last month I turned 41, and now I’m convinced that they’re more trouble than they’re worth.
When the middle-aged, out-of-shape male body finally begins to rebel, there are only so many reparative options for the devoutly sedentary. In praise of pilates and—of all things—prenatal yoga.
From Northern California to the Lower East Side and back again: An illustrator goes on a circuitous, emotional, and ultimately satisfying search for a well-fitting bra
‘I never wanted to be Miss America, even when I was 7. But I wanted to be pretty. I wanted to be loved.’
A look at a pseudoscience that hinged on the shnozz
Leave the guilt, take the cannoli
Weighing in on the intersection of body image and prose
How one woman lived to regret her nose job