Monthly Archives: February 2015

Holiness You Can Hold

by Donna Leventhal As a member of the Mayyim Hayyim Art Committee, I am excited to introduce our “Vessels” year-long show. From September-January, “Vessels: Containing Possibilities” showcased the Raku vases of and mosaic art. Opening this Thursday and continuing through … Continue reading

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What if You Can’t Swim: Part II

by Leeza Negelev, Associate Director of Education After my education program with Temple Emunah two weeks ago, I went looking through our records for primary source materials about our mechanical lift. I came across a very moving letter we received from … Continue reading

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What if You Can’t Swim?

by Leeza Negelev, Associate Director of Education When I teach about mikveh at Mayyim Hayyim, my students learn about the difference between a ma’ayan mikveh, (a natural, spring-fed or flowing mikveh) and a bor mikveh, (a human-made, part-of-the-ground pit mikveh). At which point, I stop to ask: “So, why … Continue reading

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The Weather Outside

by DeDe Jacobs-Komisar, Development Manager Living in the Boston area, it’s hard to think about anything these days besides snow. It’s hard to believe that just twenty days ago it had only snowed five inches the entire season; now we’re buried … Continue reading

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Endings and Beginnings

by Pamela Cole My first visit to Mayyim Hayyim was a beautiful May evening in 2014. I was on a ‘field trip’ with my Pathways to Judaism class and we were being introduced to what would mark the final step of … Continue reading

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How a Trip to the Mikveh Helped Me Face My Pregnancy Fears

by Tamara Reese  This article originally appeared on kveller.com I had hoped for a mikveh immersion at the end of my first pregnancy. I wanted the ritual waters to embrace me as a soon-to-be mother as openly as they had … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Tree

by Leeza Negelev, Associate Director of Education Judaism is replete with tree-human stories and metaphors. Something about the way the branches reach out to the heavens and how those tenacious roots grab hold of the earth has captivated our imaginations. Not incidentally, we … Continue reading

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