Monthly Archives: April 2015

Why My 7-Year-Old Asked To Go to the Mikveh

by Carrie Bornstein (This post originally appeared on Kveller.com) Sometimes life has a funny way of working itself out. It’s not that things are so drastically different as an adult than how I imagined they’d be, but looking back, I’ve … Continue reading

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It’s an Honor

by Jim Ball, Mikveh Guide  New Hampshire’s loss is Massachusetts’ gain, two fold. Peter and Betty Shapiro, this year’s honorees at Mayyim Hayyim’s “Open Waters” benefit celebration on Monday, May 18th, are two folks we’re lucky to have in Greater … Continue reading

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The Marathon and the Mikveh

by Rabbi Danielle Eskow As a monthly mikveh goer, I had always appreciated the cleansing experience of immersing in the water. The routine enhanced my own life, as well as my marriage. As a rabbi, I had witnessed the powerful … Continue reading

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“I Have a Question,” the Answer is “Yes” Part II

by Lisa Berman, Mikveh and Education Director Q: How do you know if you are succeeding at running a warm, welcoming, open-minded mikveh? A: You get a lot of really interesting phone calls and you love answering them. In my … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Go to the Mikveh Anymore

by The Viking Jewess My several years-long experience observing the Jewish tradition of a married woman’s monthly immersion in the mikveh, ended abruptly and awkwardly.  It didn’t end because I had reached menopause, which would have been the natural conclusion … Continue reading

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L’chaim and We Mean It

by Leeza Negelev, Associate Director of Education The other day I was looking for last of the kosher for Passover cakes at the local grocery store. I was in a rush, but as I ran to the check out counter, I stopped to … Continue reading

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Just Dropping In

by Lisa Dee Port White, Mikveh Guide Last week I was driving down Washington Street and decided to pull into the Mayyim Hayyim parking lot. I wanted to see if it might be possible to immerse. I have wanted to … Continue reading

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