Monthly Archives: January 2012

How I Find My Center

Written by Amy Chartock, National Programs Director                      Just when life can feel like it is spinning out of control, something magical happens and I feel centered once again.  Do tell, … Continue reading

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The Gift of the Guide

Written by Robin Nafshi, Rabbi of Temple Beth Jacob This past June, I was diagnosed with uterine cancer. While I was only 50 at the time of my diagnosis, it really wasn’t a shock. My father – and his sister – … Continue reading

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Mikveh and the State: Who Decides Who’s In and Who’s Out?

Written by Aliza Kline, Executive Director Mikveh is in the news here in Israel. Not regarding the battle of allowing Reform and Conservative clergy to bring conversion candidates to the mikveh – though that’s still ongoing in the courts. This … Continue reading

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When the Mikveh Feels Overwhelming

Written by Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus, Clinical Director at the Medical Center for Female Sexuality                 Often, we hear women talking about the positive impact of using the  mikveh. They may talk about … Continue reading

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Maybe God

by Lisa Berman, Education Center Director Picture this: a sixth grader, participating in an education program at Mayyim Hayyim, responds to the question “who do you think might accompany someone when they are at or in the mikveh?” He answers: … Continue reading

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When Mikveh Isn’t Enough

by Anonymous This is uncomfortable to admit, but I feel a tremendous relief when my period starts. It’s not because I’m worried about an unplanned, or, honestly, unwanted pregnancy. It’s because I know sex is off the horizon until I … Continue reading

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Nurturing The Spirit

by Nina Stewart, Administrative Assistant                                                                       … Continue reading

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