A recent article by Israel’s Haaretz newspaper in which anorexic women claimed to be living under a spell from a god and that she was receiving an angelic blessing from the LORD in the form of a golden bowl was met with a backlash from those who had never heard of anorectics.
The article sparked outrage and even a boycott from within the Orthodox community, as well as criticism from the media and a slew of celebrities.
Now, more than a month after the story was published, the writer of the Haaretz article, the acclaimed and award-winning author and actress, Naftali Bennett, has released a statement about the article.
“A few weeks ago I was reading a piece by an Israeli journalist who had gone to the hospital and had been diagnosed with anorectica nervosa,” Bennett told Israel’s Channel 10 television.
“When I read it, I felt that this was a blessing from God, but I had no idea that the writer had no medical experience whatsoever.
I felt it was an illusion.”
Bennett said that, while she had been suffering from the condition for many years, she had never experienced anorexcic symptoms until now.
“I have been anorextic since I was 18,” she told Channel 10.
“My body was telling me I needed to eat.
When I tried to stop, my body responded and I was given the golden bowl by the LORD.”
While Bennett’s diagnosis is certainly unusual, it is not uncommon for anorexdics to have severe psychological issues, such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety.
The condition, which is considered a neurological disorder, can cause anorectic women to become very irritable, hyperactive, and hypervigilant, which can lead to severe anxiety and panic attacks.
“The symptoms are a bit different for an anoreectic,” Bennett said.
“Anorexia can be an eating disorder, but the symptoms are not the same.
It is very similar to a depression or anxiety disorder, which are a result of an over-reaction.”
Bennett also noted that she had not seen the article in the Hebrew-language media before it was published.
“No one has seen the piece in Hebrew and, since it was written in English, I didn’t realize it was not written by a Jewish person.
But now I am reading it and I am surprised,” Bennett wrote.
“Now, I am not sure if the blessing is real or a dream.
But I am certain that this is not the blessing of God and that the blessing has a physical appearance.”
Bennett told Channel 11 television that she hoped the story would be a catalyst for more awareness of the condition among the public.
“Maybe people will learn that anorecia nervosa is a real illness, that it is a mental disorder and that it can be treated,” she said.
Bennett said she hoped to receive support from others who suffer from an anotepia disorder.
“This is a problem that affects millions of women all over the world, especially in Israel,” she added.
Bennett was not the only anorexa nervosa sufferer to share her story.
On Tuesday, Israeli actress and model Tali Rosen, a mother of three, also released a letter to the world in which she wrote, “I know that I am sick.
My body is telling me to do something, to be strong.
My heart is telling a different story to my body.”
She continued, “My life is full of dreams and hopes, but now I have a heart that cannot be told.”
The anorexy actress said that she is struggling to make ends meet in order to be able to afford a normal life.
“It is a miracle that I can live my life,” Rosen wrote.
Rosen has said that her life has been so difficult that she has been “a bit in denial about the anoreca and anorexxic disease.”
She has also spoken out about her struggle to deal with her depression and anxiety and to understand why people are angry and call her names, as she has done on numerous occasions.
“People are not afraid to call me names, but there are many people who are ashamed,” Rosen said in a statement to Israel’s Knesset on Tuesday.
“We need to be a better people.
If I can’t deal with the depression and the anxiety, I will just stop and cry.”
Rosen’s publicist told Israel Radio that Rosen had spoken to the actress in the past and that Rosen felt the same way.
“She is very, very proud of her role and that this article has inspired so many people,” the spokesperson said.
Rosen said that the article had been a blessing for her and her family, but that she would still continue to struggle with her anoreccia.
“At this point, I cannot face the reality of the illness, so I will not go to the hospitals, I won’t go to therapy and I