Monthly Archives: August 2015

History Repeats Itself in Atlanta… and I Like It

by Carrie Bornstein Just over four years ago I shared with you the exciting news that Libi Eir, Awakened Heart Community Mikveh in Raleigh, NC was nearing completion. They’d trained 22 volunteer Mikveh Guides using the Diane and Chester Black … Continue reading

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Life is Short

by Ruth Oppenheim When Rabbi Klein announced a trip to Mayyim Hayyim, I signed up immediately.  I have reached an age where I am well aware of how finite life is, and I recognized an opportunity for a spiritual experience. … Continue reading

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Reflections on Hillel, the High Holidays, and (not) Hoping

by Leah Wittenberg, Mayyim Hayyim Intern Last Monday, I woke up startled, breathing quickly and heavily.  I had just experienced the oddest nightmare: Tufts Hillel was being shut down. I couldn’t tell you the exact reason why Hillel was closing, but … Continue reading

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Mem is for Mayyim

by Pam McArthur Mayyim. It seems simple, this Hebrew word for water, mayyim.  The humming, mother-sound, the letter mem at beginning and end. The ear might hear and think a palindrome, a word the same from right to left and … Continue reading

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Queering the Mikveh

by Cara Rock-Singer, Mayyim Hayyim Intern A couple weeks ago, I sat in on a class at Mayyim Hayyim. Joy Ladin, a professor of English at Yeshiva University had brought a class of high school students from the Genesis high school program … Continue reading

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Out of My Comfort Zone

by Evan Taksar Before I started the Hornstein Program at Brandeis, my idea of mikveh came exclusively from that scene in Sex and the City when Charlotte converts to Judaism. I had no idea the mikveh was also used for … Continue reading

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The Mikveh is Still Here

by Rachel Eisen, Mayyim Hayyim Intern Things can change in an instant. Last week, nearly 70 teens from Camp Ramah in New England came to visit Mayyim Hayyim. Our Associate Director of Education, Leeza, was rotating them in three groups through … Continue reading

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