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By Sherri Goldman
When I was growing up I didn’t know about mikveh. Mikveh just wasn’t a tradition in my Reform Jewish family. Even my Bubbe (Yiddish for Grandmother), who was raised Orthodox and moved to the United States from Ukraine in the 1930’s, never spoke about mikveh. I remember her at my family’s house the few days right before my wedding, and not a word was mentioned to me by my Bubbe or mother (or mother-in-law) about a bridal immersion. So I had no idea that mikvehs existed. The first time I heard about about a mikveh... (Click to see more)
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