Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Mohel in the Mikveh

by Alan Green, Mikveh Guide After 35 years of practicing as an OBGYN in Nashua, NH, I retired in April, 2012. So what did I do with all the free time that I thought I would have? Among other things, … Continue reading

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Standing on the Boundaries of Liminal Space

by Carrie Bornstein liminal |ˈlimənl| adjective technical 1 of or relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process. 2 occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold. I live in a world of … Continue reading

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So Future Rabbi…

by Joseph Gindi My recent move back to Boston to begin rabbinical school has really felt like coming home.  I had previously interned at Mayyim Hayyim, so when Lisa Berman, the Mikveh and Education Director, invited me to come back … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Question

by Leeza Negelev, Associate Director of Education At the ripe age of ten, I recall being fairly convinced that by the time I hit twenty-eight, I would possess that special realization about the world that I’d clearly been missing. What realization exactly? After … Continue reading

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Weaning the Mother

by Rabbi Haviva Ner David I arrived home last night to Israel, where I live with my husband and seven children. We were all in the U.S. to visit family, and I stayed on for a short book tour for … Continue reading

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Who Are Your Teachers?

By Lisa Berman, Mikveh and Education Director Have you ever thought about all the teachers you’ve had in your life? Can you imagine what you would be without them? Do you remember your kindergarten teacher? First grade? My first grade … Continue reading

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From the Dry Side to the Wet

by Caroline Potter I always found something special and appealing about Jewish culture and community. In my late teens and early 20’s, it came to my more immediate attention that people did convert to Judaism, and I made this decision myself … Continue reading

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