Mayyim Hayyim is a mikveh - a ritual bath - and much more. We hope you'll find our website to be full of fascinating information, insights, and surprises. We look forward to hearing from you.
12:15 - 1:45pm
How does our own life wisdom as modern women influence our understandings of traditional texts -- from familiar liturgy to little-known midrash? This once-a-month lunchtime discussion group addresses the intersection of women, women's issues, women's perspectives, and our sacred texts.
Hineni, I said aloud. Here I am, marking today as a transition point from one part of my life to another. I removed my nail polish, which covered the discoloration due to chemotherapy on my once-beautiful (and soon-to-be-beautiful-again) nail beds. I appreciated my body as I undressed, remembering that even with my new scars and radiation tattoos, I am still created in God’s image. I showered, washing the hair that had begun to regrow on my body. I cleaned my ears, brushed my teeth, and gave thanks to my body’s ability to carry me to where I stood that day, after having endured so much and been so broken.
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