Posts Tagged "mikvah"

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water

(Originally posted on the Times of Israel). Going to the mikvah once a month is something that I have done for the most part of the last 20 years – minus the four times I…

Pretending to go to the Mikvah

Pretending to go to the Mikvah

To take a side step from my review of Unorthodox for a moment, in her book Feldman mentions that toward the end of her marriage she would pretend to go the mikvah, instead of actually…

The Celebration of Menstruation??

The Celebration of Menstruation??

OK, so there was this post on Jewrotica (I read ‘em all) talking from a male perspective about how thrilled this guy is when his wife is menstruating, because it gives them pause to examine…

The Chore of Mikvah

The Chore of Mikvah

I used to enjoy going to the mikvah. I used to enjoy the whole spirituality of the evening, the whole build-up to a romantic evening with my husband after days and days of separation. Then…

What would you have done?

So there was a huge snow storm here this week. I got this email today: ….I heard that women who needed to go to the mikveh Sunday night [during the storm] called up Hatzolah and…

The Art of Beginning Again – Spiritual Waters

The mikvah is a necessary part of a religious married woman’s life. I must admit to loving the whole idea of ritual purification, of being spiritually cleansed so that I can “be” with my spouse…

No talking after mikvah?

From Hashkafa.com Ever hear of a practice/minhag/shtick of not talking after mikvah until she gets home to husband? I assume it’s a spinoff of sorts from the very real issue of seeing/greeting a nonkosher person….

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

To learn more about mikvah please click here. To learn more about Mikvah Chana – click here.

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….