A Nose Dive for Nose Jobs

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


One hundred years ago, a plot was hatched.

Nobody Likes You When You’re 23

Comment of the Week

Our Bodies, Ourselves

Comment of the week

Paint My Face

Comment of the week

Butt of the Joke

Why do my kids laugh at poop?

Jewish Body Week

All the articles from our weeklong series

To Bris or Not to Bris

‘New York’ mag considers the question, comprehensively

On the Bookshelf

New books on bodies visible and invisible

Braiding Flesh and Spirit

Kicking off a weeklong examination of the Jewish body

False Witness

A play examines the notion that Nazis made soap from Jewish flesh

Sundown: Ye Olde Jewish Shoppes

The wondrous Dead Sea, more from Roya, and love for the Body

Feet of Clay

Golem, welcome to Williamsburg

The Jewish Body

A history of the Jewish people from bris to burial, from “muscle Jews” to nose jobs.

Body Politic

What makes a body Jewish?

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