Monthly Archives: June 2015

Reflections on Mikveh and Liberation

by Cara Rock-Singer In Memory of Bonna Devorah Haberman z’’l, passed away June 16, 2015 On July 16, 2013, around thirty people gathered at Mayyim Hayyim for a Tisha b’Av program with Bonna Devorah Haberman z’’l  to reflect on the relevance of the … Continue reading

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Judaica is Dying

by Sarah Resnick Jenna Weissman Joselit’s recent column in The Forward “Why The Status of Judaica is Waning” wonders whether Judaica is now passé given that museums are turning away collections of intricately decorated menorahs and Kiddush cups, and invites … Continue reading

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Ritual on My Mind

by Rachel Eisen, Mayyim Hayyim Intern Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about ritual. And by “a lot,” I mean even more than usual for someone who is interning at an organization specifically devoted to ritual. There’s no mystery as … Continue reading

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The Mikveh at Night

Gail Elson, Mikveh Guide It’s often night time when I enter to guide at the mikveh. I turn on the lights, lower the shades, and enjoy the stillness for a brief time until the first woman arrives. Sometimes there’s only … Continue reading

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A Space to Be

by Walt Clark, Office Manager We finally made it! Summer is here and the garden at Mayyim Hayyim is in full bloom. It was a winter for the ages, with even some snow still remaining in Boston. We went from… … Continue reading

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A Mikveh Guide’s Theology

by Rafi Spitzer Each person who comes to Mayyim Hayyim is offered a guide, a person trained to facilitate their immersion and to serve as a witness. The Mikveh guide is a representative of the community who acknowledges that a transition … Continue reading

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Mad Mikveh Max

by DeDe Jacobs-Komisar, Development Manager This past weekend I saw a movie that was both over-the-top crazy and, as a feminist, enormously cathartic. I can’t get it out of my head. I’m speaking of Mad Max: Fury Road, the fourth in the … Continue reading

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