Monthly Archives: February 2014

Sacred Bodies, Sacred Time: Introducing a Blog Series on Niddah (Monthly Immersion)

Last December at LimmudBoston, Lisa Berman, Mayyim Hayyim’s Director of Education, moderated a panel discussion entitled “Sacred Bodies, Sacred Time” about the observance of niddah, monthly immersion.  According to the laws of niddah, women immerse in the mikveh after menstruation … Continue reading

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Oh to be a fly on the wall…

By Lisa Berman, Mayyim Hayyim Director of Education I have the best job. Great colleagues, inspiring mission, on-site laundry facilities, six bathrooms for seven staff members… But the students are the best part by far. About 100 times each year we … Continue reading

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Experiencing the Living Waters of the Mikveh

by Shifra V. Hoveythis piece was originally published on Shifra’s blog, MyJewishness.com “Good morning. Have a seat in the waiting room and someone will be right with you,” I heard a voice slowly approaching. The modern, artsy decor gave way to … Continue reading

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What if Dinah had a Mikveh?

by Carrie Bornstein In high school I spent six weeks in Israel, and snorkeled off the coast of Eilat.  There was something about being in the warm water, looking down, and seeing a glimpse of the world we never get … Continue reading

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A View From Beneath the Surface

by Hope Suttin Late last year, my youngest daughter, Liana, and I spent three Sunday afternoons at Mayyim Hayyim participating in their Beneath the Surface class for Bat Mitzvah girls and their mothers.  We joined on a friend’s recommendation and … Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration

by Sherri Goldman, Administrative and Finance Director in·spi·ra·tion – the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something; the drawing in of breath; inhalation. I read a list just recently of some of the most inspirational and awe-inspiring places … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes with Rabbi Sarah Tasman

by Rabbi Sarah Tasman this piece was originally published on Rabbi Tasman’s blog with her permission to republish Those of you who have watched the beautiful video for the Beneath the Surface program at Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and … Continue reading

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