From One Altar to Another: A Story of Worship, From Orthodoxy to Anorexia

I spent my teenage years in rebellious pursuit of an unattainable body. It almost cost me everything.

Finding Acceptance as an Orthodox Teenage Girl—Among Non-Jews

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.

When I Found a Place Where I Belonged, I Finally Came to Love My Jewish Hair

I grew up hating my curly, unruly frizz. But on a trip to Israel, I found people who celebrated kinky locks—theirs and mine.

Learn To Love Your Jewish Body

As teenage girls wrestle with their body image, new programs look for solutions in Jewish tradition

Stepping It Up: It’s January, So Move It!

As the new year brings resolutions to get in shape, an illustrated memoir of my quest to find the right fitness program

Orthodox and Anorexic

As Orthodox Jews join the battle against eating disorders, one young woman shares her harrowing story

A Nose Dive for Nose Jobs

As standards of beauty shift, rhinoplasty—once a rite of passage for Jewish teens—declines in popularity

Sad Sack

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.

Poser

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.

Support System

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

There She Is

There hasn’t been a Jewish Miss America since Bess Meyerson in 1945. With Loren Galler Rabinowitz set to compete for her crown Saturday, a writer considers the legacy of a Jewish queen of femininity.

Nosing Around

A look at a pseudoscience that hinged on the shnozz

Mad About Food

Leave the guilt, take the cannoli

Pounds of Flesh

Weighing in on the intersection of body image and prose

A Bridge Too Far

How one woman lived to regret her nose job

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