The following originally appeared on kveller.com – read the full text here.
by Carrie Bornstein
It’s been a year since you wrote “Since My Divorce, I’m Missing the Mikveh,” and you know what, Mayim? You and I have a lot in common.
OK – so I’m not a movie star. But I have watched Beaches approximately 517 times. That’s got to count for something, right?
Like you, I grew up in the world of those who knew not mikveh, and significantly expanded my learning in college. I immersed before I got married and my introduction to mikveh was from a more traditional perspective. In all honesty, as I learned more about alternative uses for mikveh, I had a hard time with it.
Carrie Bornstein is Mayyim Hayyim’s Executive Director. She lives in Sharon with her husband, Jamie, their three young children, Eliana, Dovi, and Jonah, and three baby chicks.