The Jewish community is not immune to the various diet and health misconceptions, pressure to be thin, biological and environmental factors contribute to the rising numbers of eating disorders, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Eating disorders affect the entire Jewish community, from the irreligious to the ultra-orthodox.
Stephen Savitsky speaks with Hollywood screenwriter, Robert Avrech, about the Hollywood culture and what it is like working as a shomer shabbat Jew in such a demanding environment.
“In my early childhood, I was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome which is on the autistic spectrum. Hashem has given me perhaps more challenges than many other people. Hashem has also given me the commitment to overcome a lot of my challenges. I have also been able to use the confidence that I have gained as a result of my challenges to help others to overcome their own challenges. I have had the opportunity to mentor people with special needs in the Jewish community and that has been a very rewarding experience”
Savitsky talks with Rabbi Aaron Reichel about past OU President Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein’s outreach efforts and launching the national OU Kosher Dept.
What it means to join a community shul and how you get your “money’s worth” with a shul membership.
Savitsky talks with Timothy Lytonn, author of Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food.
Two simple stories. Two small acts of kindness performed by Orthodox Jews that wouldn’t be newsworthy if we didn’t bother to tell them. Two acts of kindness within the Jewish community.
I think my Bubby called my cell phone last shabbos. The first problem is that she did not leave a message so I do not know for sure. The second issue is that she died 14 years ago. Ironically, the issue of her calling on shabbos is actually not a problem at all.
The Norwich blood libel was history’s first to target Jews. Could recent archaeological finds shed some much needed light on this tragic event?
Fights over the spelling of “Knaidel”, the shape of bourekas and if we can put keys into challah? It seems like the Jewish community has forgotten that there are true problems facing our society.