Monthly Archives: January 2015

No Longer on the Outside

by Andie Insoft, Mikveh Guide  Just a “few” years ago, when I was a teenager, if someone had told me that I would someday be a mikveh guide, I would have said they were absolutely crazy.  I grew up in … Continue reading

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There Must be Something in the Water

by Carrie Bornstein Last week I had the fortune of teaching a group of undergrads at Harvard Hillel and we spent some time looking at texts on the power of water. In addition to the waters of creation when God … Continue reading

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A Place for Everything

by Rabbi Jenny Solomon Where is your “happy place?”  Some people picture themselves on a sunlit beach.  Others have a favorite niche in their homes.  Still others conjure up a vacation destination that holds warm memories and sacred traditions.  But … Continue reading

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Rules and Engagement

by Walt Clark, Office Assistant I remember a few years ago, a friend of mine signed up to be a Couchsurfing host. is a website where people offer up their homes to travelers. Over the course of that summer I got talk … Continue reading

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Finding Myself in Living Waters

by Rabbi Jaclyn Cohen I first breathed the words “mikveh,” “maybe,” and “going to” my third year of rabbinical school at HUC-JIR, the Reform Movement’s seminary. Well-intentioned classmates and friends – whom I admire and adore – were surprised. Some were … Continue reading

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Under Construction

by DeDe Jacobs-Komisar, Development Manager Things were kind of noisy during the past few weeks here at Mayyim Hayyim. We brought in contractors to redo all of the floor tiling on the wet side downstairs. When Mayyim Hayyim was originally … Continue reading

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2014 Best of the Blog

Dear Readers, We’re celebrating the end of the secular year with a salute to the blog posts you loved the most in 2014. The data is in; these stories are the ones you voted for with your mouse. Follow below to your heart’s … Continue reading

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