Tag Archives: Mayyim Hayyim

Make a Big Mess and Play with Everything and Other Educational Models

by Deborah Skolnick Einhorn Nine of us crowded around the mikveh.  I sat on the floor with several of my students, while others leaned against the door jamb, squatted by the side of the ‘pool,’ or leaned against a wall. … 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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Usually I am Above

a poem by Rabbi Emma Gottlieb Usually I am above, _____looking down I avert my eyes as they descend and then connect with them to say the prayers _____to share the joy _____to complete the process _____to witness I am … Continue reading

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Jonah in the Belly of the Big Fish: A Pre-Yom Kippur Immersion

by Rabbi Sarah Tasman For the past number of years, immersing in the waters of the mikveh has been an important part of my transition into the new year. Immersing before Rosh Hashanah in previous years felt very natural, an … Continue reading

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Not the Only One

Editor’s note:  The writer of this post wishes to remain anonymous I’m afraid of water, and I know I’m not the only one. Years of swimming lessons did nothing for me — after all, if you won’t put your face … Continue reading

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My Summer Vacation at the Water

by Sherri Goldman, Administrative and Finance Director   I feel so renewed and refreshed – I’ve just returned back to work from my summer vacation.  As I was planning my vacation, I began to think of all the good and … Continue reading

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An Immersion in Friendship: Preparation for the High Holy Days

by Rabbinic Pastor Matia Angelou and Cantor Louise Treitman Over eighteen years ago, we wanted to do something special together to prepare for the High Holy Days. We decided that the tradition of immersing in the mikveh could help us … Continue reading

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