mikveh

Jewish Rituals for All

Why would a non-Jew want to go to the mikveh?

Mother and Daughter Reflect on their First Mikveh Experience

Brenda In August last year the eldest of our three daughters was married to her long time boyfriend that she ...

Two Thirds A Jewish Woman

I am two thirds a woman. There are only three mitzvot uniquely, singularly, and expressly for women, making up the ...

For the Sin We Have Sinned…

For the sin we have sinned before you in excluding women from leadership positions For the sin we have sinned ...

Total Immersion: How I Found New Meaning in an Ancient Ritual

Ten of us walked to the creek, each one carrying her own trepidation, confusion, and curiosity. We represented different approaches ...

Mourning Our Loss and Making Space for Our Blessings

On Feb. 28, 2012, 5 Adar, my entire world changed. My first child was born. My center of gravity moved ...

When it Comes to Jewish Sexual Laws, It’s 3 Jews, 0 Opinions

Laws of family purity and sex should be private, but can they be too private? Some of this post contains ...

Looking Back On Abortion

Last week, a new study on abortion found that while the decision is hard for most women, no matter class, ...

The Mikveh: Bringing Purity (Even To Tazria-Metzora Sermons)

This time of year, we read a very infamous Torah portion: Parashat Tazria-Metzora, a double Torah portion, which is widely ...

My Second Trip to the Mikveh

June, 1997, Cincinnati, OH It was the end of a journey. It was the beginning of a transition. I had ...