Volume 4, Issue 6 Resources

614 eZine Resources

BELOW IS A SAMPLING OF RESOURCES THAT PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION ON JEWISH BODY IMAGE.

ARTICLES:

If you haven’t read it already, check out the 614 issue “What’s Behind Jewish Beauty” from November 2007, with articles including “You Don’t Look Jewish!”, “From the Kibbutz to Barbie” and “Does Beautiful Equal Good?”

Tattoos to self-portraits, series explores the Jewish body by Suzanne Kurtz .

Find a collection of interesting articles on Jewish women and body image from JOFA (Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance) here.

BOOKS:

Body Outlaws is a multicultural collection of essays on beauty and body image, edited by Ophira Edut. The writers “cover the gamut from big butts to big noses, nappy hair to natural food, diets to dudes, sports to sexuality.”

The Jewish Body by Melvin Konner, a renowned doctor and anthropologist, takes the measure of the “Jewish body,” considering sex, circumcision, menstruation, and even those most elusive and controversial of microscopic markers—Jewish genes.

Disclaimer:

At the time of publication, all of these links work. We apologize if they stop working in the future. Sometimes links “go dead,” and there is nothing we can technically do about it.

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