mikvah

Why do they have candy at the mikvah?

I often wondered why the local mikvah has candy in a bowl near the exit. I thought perhaps it was just so you can have a sweet taste after doing a great mitzvah – the…

Mikvah Tales….

I have written before about the Monsey mikvah and how skeevy I felt the first time I went there. This was how I put it: What I wasn’t ready for was the mikvah lady to…

Awesome Mikvah Video

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Mikvah Stories Sought

This is a message from a fellow bloggista, over at RedefiningRebbetzin. I am working with a Modern Orthodox Rabbi from New Mexico on exposing the reality women face when observing Mikvah.  We are trying to…

Friday Night Mikvah

I think going to mikvah on a Friday night (or a Yom Tov night) has to be the most difficult night to go. Especially if you have young children. Especially if you have older children….

Mikvah Question

My email inbox is filling up with mikvah questions these days. So today’s question is : Why do we have to take out contact lenses when we dunk, if our eyes have to anyway be…

Mikvah Question

When women go to immerse, this dip in the holy waters is always observed by a balanit or mikvah attendant. I was taught that this woman has to be a female over the age of…

My Mikvah, My Mitzvah

(Inspired in part by this article) I am a married orthodox Jewish woman. I adhere to the laws of Taharat Hamishpacha – family purity. As a married orthodox Jewish woman, I am trusted by God…

MIKVAH

Further to last week’s Mikvah thread, I would like to ask a favour. If YOU personally have ever been asked as to your Jewishness or marital status when using the mikvah for Family Purity purposes,…

Mikvah Survey

How much does your local mikvah charge you? Have you ever tipped the balanit / mikvah lady? How much? (I never heard of tipping the balanit until I read something about it this week. Kinda…

Mikvah Rules

I was just reading a comment on a blog post from someone on the subject of mikvah, and they happened to mention that the mikvah they use has a policy to not allow anyone who…

Sacred Transformation

Do you remember the day we met? There was a kiddush at our shul. It was summertime and you were wearing the most killer shoes ever. I came over to you, and had to comment…