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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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