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Feminist Fork: Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community

The Feminist ForkLisa Knisely

There’s a way to describe every single Jewish Holiday in one sentence:  'They tried to kill us, we survived, let’s eat.' And eat we do. For Jews, food is more than just a meal. It’s a tradition.It’s a connection.It’s an identity.But there may be something hidden underneath the joy of food. A dark side to all the lovely dishes.  More and more Jewish women are struggling with dieting and eating disorders. According to the National Eating Disorder Association, eating disorders in the Jewish community is a growing trend.

 In the this episode of the Feminist Fork, Renee Gross looks at why so many Jewish women are struggling with eating disorders. And she asks if food is so much a part of your cultural identity, what happens when you diet?