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Losing weight for peace

Losing weight for peace

Religion Dispatches

In a recent NY Times Op-Ed, Dina Kraft describes a group of Muslim and Jewish women in Brookline, Massachusetts who attend weekly meetings to discuss “the universal theme of weight-loss support.”


Their group, Slim Peace, is the brainchild of Yael Luttwak, who participated in Weight Watchers meetings in Tel Aviv and fantasized about how Ariel Sharon and Yasser Arafat might have overcome their differences, “if they tried to lose weight together.”

Shaina Hammerman wonders if this can work in this article.

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