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Take it from a fat rabbi: Nobody needs your dieting advice

(JTA) — Do you want to know one small but powerful way we could make Jewish life more inclusive?

Stop telling fat people about your diet and asking if they’d like to join you.

Last year I launched Fat Torah, with the aim of confronting weight stigma in Jewish communal life and deploying Jewish tradition in ways that are liberatory for all bodies.

At the time, I assumed that I would be providing advice to individuals who were eager for an opportunity to “Ask the Fat Rabbi.” And you, my dear Jews (mostly Jewish women) have not disappointed. It has been my pleasure to connect with people in Jewis...


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