Posts Tagged "taharat hamishpacha"

The Birds and the Bees – Say it Ain’t So!

The Birds and the Bees – Say it Ain’t So!

I was eleven when I learned about sex. My classmates and I had snuck into an empty classroom at recess, and one of them had drawn diagrams on the chalkboard explaining what a daddy does…

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…

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….

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…

Being Shomer Negiah

We have discussed this subject on the blog many times, but Chaviva just posted on her blog the most amazing personal account of her acceptance of this mitzvah –it is well worth a read. Modesty,…

Awesome Mikvah Video

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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

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 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…