Monthly Archives: November 2012

Shouldn’t My Willingness to Go to Mikveh be Enough?

by Ali Kaufman Yares Prior to getting married in 2004, I did a ton of studying and reading about marriage, ketubah (marriage contract), niddah (monthly immersions), hair covering, and even divorce in halacha (Jewish ritual law). After all, I was … Continue reading

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The Stories Behind the Numbers

by Sherri Goldman, Administrative and Finance Director I like numbers. Actually, what I really like are the stories behind the numbers. I have come to realize that the whole world is based on numbers. Business, government, science, music, art and … Continue reading

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My First Witnessed Immersion

by Sidney Davis, Mikveh Guide My first witnessed immersion experience at Mayyim Hayyim was a remarkably extraordinary event. Personally, it was an affirmation of my role as a mikveh guide. I volunteered to become a mikveh guide because I wanted … Continue reading

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L’Dor V’Dor—From Generation to Generation

by Leah Hart Tennen, Mikveh Center Director Last week I went to Atlanta with my family to celebrate my younger son’s and my nephew’s first birthdays.  My sister-in-law and I were due one day apart, the babies are 9 days … Continue reading

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First Time in the Water

by Patti Grossman Today, for the first time, I will immerse in the mikveh at Mayyim Hayyim. There have been many times in the past when I considered immersing, but I never did. Big birthdays, marriages of our children, the births … Continue reading

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The Energy in the Room

Written by Carrie Bornstein In less than one week, 500 people will gather to honor Rabbi Leslie Gordon and Patti and Louis Grossman.  We will enjoy food and wine from around the world, hear Women of the World’s lively music, … Continue reading

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NYC, Immersed

This originally appeared on the Women’s Rabbinic Network blog, Kol Isha. Rabbinical student and former Mayyim Hayyim intern, Sara Luria shares her firsthand experience of Superstorm Sandy. by Sara Luria I decided to call my mikveh project, launched a month … Continue reading

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