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Featured Essay: red light green light one two three
I know going from tehorah to niddah (and back again) isn't fun or easy. It's why we are supposed to calculate onot, in anticipation of niddah. It's why we count clean days in anticipation of mikveh. But I really wasn't prepared this month for my husband's reaction after I came home from mikveh. We both had a difficult time with harchakot this past cycle. I was doing ok (some extreme physical pain made me really...Continue reading and comment on "red light green light one two three"
Using the mikvah usually involves all of 4 people knowing where I'm going: me, my husband, the shomeret, and the bookkeeper. Read about the time when going to the mikvah became an adventure involving more like 12 different people!Continue reading "The Paper Trail"
Just when I thought I had it all under control, Hashem threw me a curve ball. The mikvah thing was getting so much easier now that I wasn't dreading the water, didn't panic just thinking about putting my head under, wasn't shaking with fear as I walked down the steps into the mikvah. I thought I had the routine down pat. And then this.Continue reading "Just when I thought I had it all under control"
The other day I was talking with someone about publishing a guide to synagogues, comparable to the Zagat guide for restaurants. That sounds fine, I said, but what the Jewish community really needs is a Zagat guide to mikvahs. What would you want it to cover, he asked? So many things, at first my brain was working too fast for anything out to come out of my mouth. The number one question, if you...Continue reading "we could call it the... mayim rabat?"
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Labor, Delivery and Taharat Hamishpacha
I read a very powerful group blog called Mayim Rabim. The subtext of the title is "women's reflections on mikvah and taharat hamishpacha," and all the posts center around different aspects of T"H. This evening, Desde la Oscuridad posted a unique perspe...
The Woman's Mikveh and Female Body Parts
[A]fter I saw that the author of Mayim Rabim read my article and decided to reference it on his/her own site and write on the topic, I decided to put the original article back up because it is that important of a topic.