Monthly Archives: September 2013

Many Blessings from the New Year

By: Mayyim Hayyim Staff September, for many people, is a month of transition as summer moves into milder days, children return to school, and Jewish calendar turns over into the new year. Immersion ceremonies are ways to mark transition and … Continue reading

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Why I Want a Mikveh–the Next Generation

by Emilia Diamant Last week at a planning meeting for the Girls Night Out event, I was asked to respond to the question: “Why do you want a mikveh?” Many in the room shared answers about their personal immersions, family … Continue reading

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Transitioning into Fall

by Rachel CaraDonna, Mayyim Hayyim Development Intern Summer is transitioning quickly into fall; the air is becoming noticeably crisp and the leaves are beginning to change. The season known best in New England brings along the classic activities and foods … Continue reading

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What Don’t You Know Yet?

by Tucker Lieberman I am a Humanist Jew. I am a Jew by birth, upbringing, education, and community. I believe in rational inquiry and skepticism. I am a person who shies from labels, but nonetheless, I am a Humanist Jew. … Continue reading

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Learning by Osmosis

by Leah Hart Tennen, Mikveh Center Director As a staff member and Mikveh Guide at Mayyim Hayyim, I often get asked how often, when and why I immerse.  That might be a personal question to some, but I don’t mind.  … Continue reading

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Jonah in the Belly of the Big Fish: A Pre-Yom Kippur Immersion

by Rabbi Sarah Tasman For the past number of years, immersing in the waters of the mikveh has been an important part of my transition into the new year. Immersing before Rosh Hashanah in previous years felt very natural, an … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah is the New Elul

by Carrie Bornstein Every year I tell myself I’m going to immerse in the mikveh before Rosh Hashanah.  And every year, Rosh Hashanah sneaks up on me and I wonder how I can possibly set aside the time to make … Continue reading

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