Youth

From Hesitation to Connection: A Beneath the Surface Story 

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By Grace Sokolow When I was twelve years old, I played soccer year-round, listened obsessively to Bruno Mars, and thought that a three-page paper was a long assignment. The last thing I wanted to do on a Sunday afternoon was something Jewish. Weren’t Hebrew school and Bat Mitzvah tutoring enough?  But my Rabbi recommended a […]

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I got out of the mikveh and realized…

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Tishrei 5783 / October 2022   Dear friend, My group of friends has a history of going on mikveh adventures. Once it was skinny dipping in a river before Shabbat. Another time it was in a cave in Israel. Most recently, my friend, Moises, invited us to join him at Mayyim Hayyim a few days before […]

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Mikveh Guides, Niddah, Shabbat and Holidays

Living Waters

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By Leann Shamash So much of what is written in Parshat Metzora, this week’s Torah portion, concerning blood and emissions still lives on to this day. Who would think that a parsha which details bodily emissions would spur a tradition of mikveh, with water a liquid vehicle to heal and transform? Mayyim Hayyim has taken […]

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