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January 19, 2018 | ‎ג׳ בשבט ה׳תשע״ח‎

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How I Found Hope After an Awful Breakup -

If you’re reading this now, there’s a good chance that you just had a breakup.

Maybe it was gradual and you saw it coming. Maybe your relationship died a slow, painful death; a death marked by awkward silences which Read More

9 Solutions for Poor New Year’s Resolutions -

Whether you call them resolutions, goals or bucket-list items, most of us fail to ever achieve them. Among the most common of the resolutions Americans set is weight loss.

Let’s take a look at where our best intentions usually Read More

Do Orthodox Jews Have An Obesity Problem? -

When I started my conversion process seven years ago, I immediately noticed something: Jews love food.

I grew up in a white, middle-class American family. My background is a mishmash of English, Irish, German, and Scottish. In my home, food Read More

Is the Satmar Hasidic Documentary “One of Us” All of Us? -

I recently watched the Netflix documentary “One of Us,” which follows three people who have chosen to leave the Satmar community in New York.

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I Got Colitis, So I Completely Transformed My Lifestyle -

I’ve never had a strong stomach. Since I was a child, I’ve often experienced painful stomach attacks out of the blue. My stomach would feel like someone was stabbing a knife into it. I never considered that I was allergic Read More

Four Common Misconceptions About the Flu Vaccine -

The flu is one of life’s great miseries. Up until the development of the vaccine, it was not uncommon for this annual menace to cause thousands of deaths each year.

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True Jewish Modesty Can Protect Against Sexual Harassment -

For a long time, I’ve heard people preaching the importance of dressing with tzniut (modesty) and telling girls that it’s important to cover up so that they don’t give the boys any reason to stare at them. And I’ve Read More

Me Too: Jewish Women Reveal their Sexual Assault and Harassment Experiences -

Years ago, when Jill Moray Reichman was in her early 20s, she was working a summer job as a receptionist.

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I Got Breast Cancer, Like Many Ashkenazi Women, And Here’s What I Learned About Genetic Testing -

This past summer, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

It came as a total surprise because there had been no symptoms. I felt healthy, and I had no family history of the illness. I’m 41, an age where, Read More

How Jewish Mompreneurs Can Survive the Holidays -

As I am sitting and writing this article, I am feeding my two-month-old baby with one hand and typing with the other.

I have a pot on the stove, vegetables chopped on the counter waiting for my attention, a big Read More

7 Tips for Getting Through the Yom Kippur Fast -

The Torah and Jewish laws were, many times, way ahead of modern day science. We know today that the occasional fast is healthy for the body and provides the digestive system with an opportunity to rest, detox, and reboot. And Read More

jewess eating dinner 5 Ways to Avoid Overeating During the Jewish High Holidays and Shabbat -

For most of us, the Jewish High Holidays and Shabbat look something like this:

Pray (a lot of sitting, some standing).

Eat (could involve entire loaves of bread, bottles of wine, and a variety of meats, carbs, and of course Read More

jewish food allergies jewess How to Feed Guests with Food Allergies During the Jewish High Holidays -

The High Holidays are a wonderful time of year to celebrate with your community – and we Jews love to celebrate with a grand feast! But sometimes, you extend an invitation to that friend from shul (synagogue) only to find Read More

5 Healthy Rosh Hashanah Recipes and Tips -

Before losing over 50 pounds, I used the Jewish High Holy Days as my excuse to have all kinds of sweets and desserts and eat until I was stuffed. I’d have sugary drinks and junk food, skip workouts, and not Read More

How to Stay Fit During the Jewish High Holidays -

Oftentimes we think there’s so much to do to in the days and weeks preparing for the Jewish High Holidays that we simply won’t have time for exercise.

Even the most disciplined women find it difficult to maintain their Read More