By Anita Diamant, Mayyim Hayyim President and Founder        

Greetings to you, my virtual friends,

I just wanted to say that I love this blog.

I love the diversity of topics and the diversity of voices.

I love the title of this blog. “The Mikveh Lady has Left the Building, which means that Jewish Life is changing. And where there is change there is life.

A blog is just a blog, but this blog is proof positive that Jewish life in America is vital, creative, and inspiring.  And the fact that we’ve had 16,622 views confirms the fact that you think so, too.

Since you are reading these words, I have to assume that you want to make sure that Mayyim Hayyim can keep on blogging and, by the way, opening the door wide to Jewish ritual, meaning, and community for all Jews, for people becoming Jewish, and for their families and friends. All this for folks in the Boston area and way, way beyond — including Raleigh, NC and Jerusalem, to name just a few places.

All this costs money.

So do something. Make a donation. Right now. Click here.

$18, $180, $1800. Whatever.

2011 is coming to an end, so go out on a mitzvah.

The gates are closing.

I love you, too.

Anita Diamant

Anita Diamant is one of the founders and the president of Mayyim Hayyim. She is the author of 12 books, including The Red Tent, Day After Night, The New Jewish Wedding, and Choosing a Jewish Life.