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March 20, 2013, by

By Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser Author of “Starving to Live” A major key in preventing the development of an eating disorder in a family member is to “know” them, to understand their individual natures and be attuned to the nuances in their behaviors. Very often, there are initial subtle hints that are actually a call for […]

“And You Shall Eat and Be Satisfied”

March 20, 2013, by

Rabbi Cary A. Friedman The Talmud (Yoma 74b) teaches, “The blind eat but are not satisfied.” The commentators explain that a blind person cannot be truly satisfied by his food because he cannot see his food. What does it mean to be “blind” when it comes to eating? What does it mean to be unable […]

Disordered Eating and Domestic Abuse: Data for New Directions

March 20, 2013, by

Marjorie C. Feinson, Ph.D. Principal Investigator June 7, 2009 Overview & Selected Findings Domestic abuse and disordered eating (DE) are now recognized as major problems confronting the Jewish community. Yet, there is a dearth of empirical data, leaving many crucial questions unanswered: • What proportion of women have serious eating problems? Are there some groups […]

Strengthening a Jewish Woman’s Sense of Self and Purpose in Life

March 20, 2013, by

Jennifer Daniel, MS, DTR and Susan Kleinman, MA, ADTR, NCC Reports of eating disorders among young orthodox women are rising at an alarming rate. A study of Orthodox Jewish girls in Brooklyn found that one out of nineteen were eating disordered, which is 50% greater than the occurrence of this disorder in the general population […]

Parenting Your Teenager

March 18, 2013, by

Parenting Your Teenager: Learn how to adapt your parenting goals and strategies to the unique challenges of raising a teenager.


March 18, 2013, by

Step-Parenting: Learn why blended families often don’t blend and what you can do about it.

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