Carrie Bornstein

We're Kvelling: A Mikveh in the Making

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Written by Carrie Bornstein It’s not every day that a mikveh is born. So when a picture like this arrives in our inbox: you can bet it makes us smile.  “Libi Eir” (Awakened Heart) at Beth Meyer Synagogue in Raleigh, NC, is nearing completion. What’s even better?  This is not just any mikveh.  There are […]

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Letting Go of Letting Go

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Take a deep breath, exhale, and immerse fully under the water for one instant with nothing else getting in the way, right? Wrong. Well, not completely wrong.  Most of the time that is indeed the idea. But what about someone who can’t?  What if a person is not physically able to immerse independently?  Does that mean he can’t […]

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