By Rachel Heller, Tablet Magazine, February 25, 2013
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On a recent Sunday evening in Los Angeles, five eighth-grade girls lounged in armchairs or sat on the floor, talking with a rabbi about their bodies.
“When you’re looking in a mirror, what’s the number one thing that’s constantly running through your head?” asked Sara Brandes, the rabbi who facilitated the discussion.
“Fat,” one girl called out.
“Overweight,” said another.