Monthly Archives: April 2014

Adios, Lions.

by Carrie Bornstein Growing up in New York, March came in like a lion and went out like a lamb. Somehow here in Boston only 200 miles northeast, it’s as if I’m in a completely different climate. As much as I … Continue reading

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So Much More than Just Water: Celebrating Ten Years of Mikveh Education

by Ben Chartock Although I am only weeks away from my college graduation, I arrived at Mayyim Hayyim when I was 12 years old, and I have a unique vantage point with which to observe the history of the mikveh. … Continue reading

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A Call and a Kavannah for Pesach

by Rabbi Sue Fendrick If you leave behind no other aspect of mitzrayim – if you move out of the narrow places in no other way -join me in this one: Do not put off things because of your fear … Continue reading

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Soul Searching for Rachela

by Marcia Colagiovanni It was an honor to introduce Rabbi Barbara Aiello to Mayyim Hayyim during her February 2014 Boston visit to serve as a Scholar-in-Residence at Temple Beth David of Westwood. While all annual Scholar Programs at my temple … Continue reading

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My Children at the Mikveh

by Sherri Goldman, Administration and Finance Director When I was growing up I didn’t know about mikveh. Mikveh just wasn’t a tradition in my Reform Jewish family. Even my Bubbe (Yiddish for Grandmother), who was raised Orthodox and moved to … Continue reading

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Making Mikveh Meaningful

This post is part of a series of blog posts about niddah entitled Sacred Bodies, Sacred Time.  Read more here – and submit your own post. by Naomi Malka I was a Hebrew school geek. I went to our Conservative shul’s Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday … Continue reading

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