Monthly Archives: December 2013

Nonconforming Conformity

by Sherri Goldman, Administrative and Finance Director It was my joy a few weeks ago to attend my nephew’s Bar Mitzvah in Atlanta. After an impressive Torah reading, his father and my brother, Rabbi Eric Levy, gave a sermon about … Continue reading

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Two Mikveh Ladies Walk into the White House

by Carrie Bornstein Chinese food. Movie theaters.  The culmination of a season’s worth of reminders about our minority status around every corner.  This year, I’m spending December 25th by telling you my Chanukah story (Christmas really fell out late this … Continue reading

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by Walt Clark, Office Assistant Snow and I have a turbulent relationship. A world with snow is familiar, but fundamentally changed. If you say that you are going to attach yourself to a wood board and slide down a mountain, … Continue reading

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Knock, Knock … It’s Me. Schnorrer.

by Anita Diamant The Yiddish word schnorrer has more than one meaning. It can be used to describe a habitual moocher, someone who never picks up the check, or a low-level jerk, a no-goodnik. However, the first definition in most dictionaries is … Continue reading

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Reaching Out Across the Abyss of Grief: Superman Sam

by Carrie Bornstein My daughter is now 6 ½ years old. The same age as many of last year’s victims in the tragedy at Newtown.  In the week leading up to its anniversary, I found my mind pulled in all … Continue reading

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Three Rabbis Walk into a Mikveh…

by Alan Teperow One of the things I love most about Mayyim Hayyim is its fluidity – both in and out of the water. It is this fluidity – engaging people of all backgrounds, embracing diversity and approaching Jewish living with such … Continue reading

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Remembering the Little Things

By Rachel CaraDonna, Mayyim Hayyim Development Intern When I started interning at Mayyim Hayyim, I asked myself a couple inevitable questions: “Will I ever immerse? If so, when? For what purpose?”. It didn’t take me long to conclude that I couldn’t possibly … Continue reading

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