Monthly Archives: July 2011

Surrender Yourself

Written by Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin The mikveh has been part of my life for 35 years. I have “taken the waters” in Manhattan, Beer Sheva, the Atlantic Ocean, New Jersey, Baltimore, and just this past spring, at Mayyim Hayyim. … Continue reading

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Your Mikveh has a Twitter?

Written by Carrie Bornstein Apparently, they tell me, not all mikvehs are on Facebook.  Or Twitter or YouTube.  Nor do they have blogs, for that matter.  So why do we?  And honestly, isn’t mikveh all about privacy anyway?  Is this … Continue reading

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We’re Kvelling: A Mikveh in the Making

Written by Carrie Bornstein It’s not every day that a mikveh is born. So when a picture like this arrives in our inbox: you can bet it makes us smile.  “Libi Eir” (Awakened Heart) at Beth Meyer Synagogue in Raleigh, … Continue reading

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Behind the Sheet

When a person immerses in a mikveh, s/he does so in as close a state to what s/he was like when he or she was born:  no make up, no prosthetics, no jewelry, no clothes.  When someone comes to Mayyim … Continue reading

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Immersing with Intention, Creating Mikveh Experience Beyond the Mikveh

My first mikveh experience took place in early Elul. Shabbat was approaching at my first week-long Jewish Renewal retreat at Elat Chayyim, and I decided to join the group which was going to do “spiritual mikveh” in the swimming pool. … Continue reading

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