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Confessions of a Mikvah-Goer
Confessions of a Mikvah-Goer
Truth be told, I wasn't convinced. I couldn't relate to abstinence, I didn't understand the association of menstruation and impurity. I approached the experience like an anthropologist...
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Transforming Waters
Transforming Waters
My tears mixed with the waters of the Mikvah, enveloping me in a warmth and love I had never experienced before. I knew I had come to the right place, at the right time, for myself, my family, and for G‑d.
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A Feminist on Mikvah
A Feminist on Mikvah
In biblical times, entrance to a holy space was contingent on spiritual purity. Today, it is in sacred union alone that this law is enforced. Until the Holy Temple is rebuilt, it is in our bedrooms that we build the most hallowed of all hallowed shrines
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On the Essence of Ritual Impurity
On the Essence of Ritual Impurity
We cannot logically understand the Divine laws of Niddah and Family Purity, but we can try to understand them spiritually
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The Power of Once
The Power of Once
Post-Menopausal Mikvah
I did not have a monthly cycle, would never experience what I had been hearing about – the excitement, anticipation and spiritual renewal that other women had the opportunity to have. What, I asked myself, was the point?
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Is it Me or is it Hot in Here?
Is it Me or is it Hot in Here?
Understanding menopause
I keep promising to try to focus on some of the benefits of this particularly feminine growth experience of menopause. And I’m not succeeding. So, I do what I always do when I go through a lifecycle moment...
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Mikvah: The Art of Transition
Mikvah: The Art of Transition
We immerse in the mikvah when moving into a new spiritual state; the mikvah experience engenders within our very essence the ability to reveal to ourselves and the world our full potential
Purifying Waters
Purifying Waters
Family Purity
The most important institution of Jewish life, next to the home, is the mikveh and its cycle of union and separation between husband and wife. Because precious things only stay beautiful when you follow the manufacturer's instructions...
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Dipping in Aruba
Dipping in Aruba
My parents had treated us to this dream vacation in Aruba. We had everything – but a mikvah. My husband was incredulous – no, astonished – when I told him that I would turn the Caribbean into a mikvah...
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Mikvah Time
Mikvah Time
The year is the same, the days are the same, but the months are different. It is a time quite individual -- created by G‑d, especially for me...
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