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Ritual is What You Make of it

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by Rachel Eisen, Director of Development Who decides what ritual is and ritual means? I’m guessing you won’t be surprised if I told that here at Mayyim Hayyim, we believe the answer to that question is: you.   At Mayyim Hayyim, we focus on making it possible for you to own the ritual of mikveh immersion […]

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Disability Justice is a Jewish Issue

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Originally posted February 22, 2016 By Shari Zakim-Yacouby and Talya Sokoll Talya: One thing I’ve learned in my 30 years as a Jew is that there is no one right way to be Jewish. Although my experience of living a fulfilling Jewish life has been intrinsically intertwined with the communities I am part of, I feel […]

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Date Night

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Originally published April 4, 2018 by Naomi Baine My husband and I go to the mikveh together. It may not be common, but for us, it’s great. Here’s why. We observe niddah, the practice of abstaining from sexual intimacy around the time of menstruation. The Torah forbids men from being intimate with women in a state […]

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The Deep Impact of Rising Tide

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By Steph Black It’s not often you can feel, in real time, pieces of your identity fall into place. Though I was apprehensive to attend, the Rising Tide Summer Gathering was invaluable for me as a person, as a Jew, and as a young woman. I was able to attend because of Naomi Malka, Director […]

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A Rainbow from Georgia

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Here at Mayyim Hayyim, we love receiving letters and notes from our guests. Whether from students, from those who are celebrating, from those who are healing, or even from long-time volunteers, it is a joy for us to read about how Mayyim Hayyim has made a difference in someone’s life. So we were thrilled to […]

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  • COVID-19 Update

    At this time Mayyim Hayyim is open for immersions and has made a number of adjustments to our regular procedures. Our education center and art gallery are temporarily closed to minimize traffic and possible exposure in order to create the safest possible environment for those who wish to immerse. See here for more information about using the mikveh during this time.