In response to the worldwide epidemics of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and other preventable conditions, a Rabbi and medical Doctor invested 10 years to prepare the new book Body & Soul: The Torah Path to Health, Fitness, And A Holy Life. Jewish tradition has 3,000 years of wisdom on this subject but until now it has been scattered across many books, most of which have never been translated. In partnership with doctors and dietitians, Body & Soul includes current medical information (with references to medical literature) on what is known about nutrition, exercise, weight loss and longevity, as well as related topics such as environmental toxins.
Body & Soul is a thought-provoking, motivating book which, for the first time, brings together in one place, hundreds of Jewish sources translated into English, about health and diet along with the most recent, reliable, evidence-based science of food, diet, nutrition, exercise, and much more to aid in leading a vibrant and balanced life.
Taking a comprehensive approach, Body & Soul highlights the interconnectedness of physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of well-being using a practical blueprint – including proven strategies and attainable goals. By bridging the gap between traditional Jewish teachings and modern wellness pursuits, the book offers a nuanced perspective on the integration of spirituality and physicality, fostering a greater appreciation for both realms.
Body & Soul features practical information and tips such as:
● A look at special Jewish food challenges
● Creating a balanced diet and conquering a sweet tooth
● A Torah view of exercise
● Helping children develop healthy habits
● The importance of sleep
● A Jewish view of intermittent fasting
Body & Soul is not only informational it’s also motivational; encouraging readers to make the changes needed for a healthier life.
About the Authors
Rabbi Alexander Seinfeld, PhD, heads Jewish Spiritual Literacy, Inc. (JSLI), a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing Jewish education. His previous books include The Art of Amazement: Discover Judaism’s Forgotten Spirituality and The Art of Kavana.
Dr. Daniel Grove, MD, is board certified in general internal medicine, critical care, and pulmonology and is affiliated with MedStar Health hospitals in the Baltimore-Washington region. He is the author of The Weight Loss Counter Revolution.
Body & Soul: The Torah Path to Health, Fitness, And A Holy Life Publisher: JSLI Press -Feldheim, Pub. Date: June 1, 2023 512 pgs., Price: $24.99 ISBN: 9781680259155