Monthly Archives: March 2012

A Mikveh Q&A

By Judi and Maya Goldberg My five-year old daughter, Maya, and I met “Mikveh Lisa” (Lisa Berman, Mayyim Hayyim Education Center Director) at Temple Shalom. We participated in our first immersion at Mayyim Hayyim about six months ago. Maya and … Continue reading

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Calm…and Ready

By Leah Hart Tennen, Mikveh Center Director Calm is not typically a word I would use to describe myself; I’m loud, energetic, busy and have two small boys.  I have almost always worked at more than one job at a … Continue reading

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Three Dips Before the Wedding: Men and Mikveh

Written by Rabbi Daniel Brenner At a conference on a ridiculously sunny spring day at New York University, I met a Jewish guy in his thirties who was planning on getting hitched this summer. When he heard that I was … Continue reading

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How to Punctuate a Transition

Written By Aliza Kline, Founding Executive Director of Mayyim Hayyim About 10 days ago I had the opportunity to teach about Mayyim Hayyim to first-year students at the Jerusalem campus of Hebrew Union College.  I love teaching seminary students; they … Continue reading

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What Isn’t in the Water

Written by Alissa Golbus, Cohort Seven Mikveh Guide In spite of myself, I started to become a mother the moment I said the shehecheyanu after  seeing the faint positive sign appear on the pregnancy test. I knew that not all … Continue reading

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A Perfect Fit

Written by Amy Chartock, National Programs Director       Have you ever been to a mikveh with an art gallery?  If Mayyim Hayyim were only a kosher mikveh, a warm, welcoming space that is gladdening to the eye, dayenu, it … Continue reading

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A Women’s Birth Circle at the Shmaya Mikveh in Galilee

Written by Rabbi Haviva Ner-David At the newly-revived religiously and socially progressive Kibbutz Hannaton in Lower Galilee, a tradition has  evolved to hold a women’s circle at our mikveh for each woman a few weeks before she is due to … Continue reading

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