Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Colors of Water

Anita Diamant shares some words about Mayyim Hayyim’s original musical production- a highlight of our Gathering the Waters International Mikveh Conference. Water has no color, and yet it contains the rainbow. Transparent and reflective, water reveals the myriad shades of … Continue reading

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Get Ready…

We at Mayyim Hayyim are getting excited for our Gathering the Waters International Mikveh Conference, which will take place October 10-12, 2010. In the coming days, look for posts from our friends and colleagues who will be attending the conference…you … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Judaism that Feels Like Home

Amy Meltzer, author, mom, teacher and blogger, shares her thoughts on intermarried life, Jewish community, and finding a place to belong. I’ve gotten some flack for the title of my blog, Homeshuling. Why, people (most of them Rabbis) wonder, am … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Conversion and the Intermarried

Dr. Kerry Olitzky,  Executive Director of the Jewish Outreach Institute, shares his thoughts on conversion, intermarriage, and our film, Welcoming Waters: Mikveh Baby. For those who choose it, conversion is a liminal experience. While it might sound cliché or hackneyed, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Welcoming the Unaffiliated

Guest Poster Julie Wiener’s In the Mix blog appears on The Jewish Week website. Her monthly columns about intermarried life are published in the newspaper’s print edition and online. One of the perks of being an intermarried Jewish mom, as … Continue reading

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Guest Post: An Honest, Affirming Look at Converting Infants

Ed Case, CEO of Interfaithfamily.com, shares his thoughts on our film, conversion and creating Jewish families. You can read more of what Ed has to say on Interfaithfamily.com’s blog. Welcoming Waters: Mikveh for Babies is an incredibly affirming video on … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Defying Dualism

Rachel Brodie, Executive Director of Jewish Milestones, shares her thoughts on Yom Kippur, teshuva, and Welcoming Waters: Mikveh for Babies. I used to find the whole nature-nurture “debate” a big bore.  It was so clearly some of both—I’d wager 50-50.  … Continue reading

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