Jewish Body Week
All the articles from our weeklong series
Monday, October 19th
Braiding Flesh and Spirit: Kicking off a weeklong examination of the Jewish body, by Jonathan Rosen
On the Bookshelf: New books on bodies visible and invisible, by Josh Lambert
Stumped: From the archives: A new father finds that the bris ends but the foreskin lingers, by Peter Hyman
Bottled Guilt: How the debate over breastfeeding is driving us crazy, by Marjorie Ingall
Tuesday, October 20th
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Why Jewish producers kept Jewish women off stage and screen, by Liel Leibovitz
Flexing Some MuscleThe boxers and strongmen who turned the image of the Jewish nebbish on its head, by Eddy Portnoy
Hunger Pangs: Vegetarianism grew too limiting for one writer, but kashrut, at least as she interprets it, never did, by Eryn Loeb
Terms of Endearment: From the archives: In praise of ‘knish,’ ‘shmundie,’ by Elissa Strauss
Wednesday, October 21st
Heavenly Bodies: A new book probes the question of whether the Hebrew God is multiple or one, by Adam Kirsch
Bell Curve to Bell Jar: From the archives: The neverending fetishistic fascination with Jews and intelligence, by Sander L. Gilman
Her Body, Her Self: From the archives: How a poet made the transition from man to woman, by Vox Tablet
Race Relations: Freud and his theories on the inheritance of Jewishness, by Vox Tablet
Thursday, October 22nd
The Broker’s Fee: A novel excerpt examines the desperation of a family in need of a kidney, by Amy Fox
My Rose Tattoo: To honor her body, the writer visits a Tel Aviv tattoo parlor, by Jo-Ann Mort
A Cold Case: From the archives: Trying to recall the exact moment my father told me he was dying, by Marco Roth
The Things We Carry: What happens when your inheritance includes a life-threatening genetic mutation?, by Vox Tablet
Friday, October 23rd
Morbid Curiosities: A tour through a collection of Jewish funerary objects, by Jeannie Rosenfeld
The Children Are the Future: A haftorah of singing praise and raising kids, by Liel Leibovitz
Body Image: How to reconcile religious prohibitions on autopsies with the need to determine a cause of death, by Sarah Weinman
Preparing the Dead: A burial society’s life lessons, by Diana Bletter
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