Monthly Archives: August 2013

Not the Only One

Editor’s note:  The writer of this post wishes to remain anonymous I’m afraid of water, and I know I’m not the only one. Years of swimming lessons did nothing for me — after all, if you won’t put your face … Continue reading

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My Summer Vacation at the Water

by Sherri Goldman, Administrative and Finance Director   I feel so renewed and refreshed – I’ve just returned back to work from my summer vacation.  As I was planning my vacation, I began to think of all the good and … Continue reading

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An Immersion in Friendship: Preparation for the High Holy Days

by Rabbinic Pastor Matia Angelou and Cantor Louise Treitman Over eighteen years ago, we wanted to do something special together to prepare for the High Holy Days. We decided that the tradition of immersing in the mikveh could help us … Continue reading

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Top Ten Things We Love About Anita Diamant

Mayyim Hayyim is proud to celebrate our founding President Anita Diamant at our Fall Women’s Benefit Event on Thursday, October 17, 7:00 pm at Guilt nightclub on Tremont St. in Boston. Bring your mother, your daughter, your sister and your friends … Continue reading

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The Onus is on the Community

This post originally appeared on The Jewish Week’s “The New Normal: Blogging Disability“   by Carrie Bornstein   Larry had a problem. It was the winter of 2004 and he’d spent years dreaming of becoming a Jew.  Following many months … Continue reading

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Opening My Heart

by Pam McArthur   Editors Note: Pam McArthur has the record for the most immersions at Mayyim Hayyim. Read her conversion statement, where it all began.   12 Kislev 5760 November 22, 1999 A year ago, when I told friends … Continue reading

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The Joy On the Other Side of The Door

by Rabbi Sandi Intraub, Mikveh Guide   Zeh Hayom Asah Adonai Negilah v’nismichah bo, “This is the day that God has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). It was indeed a moment of rejoicing when … Continue reading

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