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Mikvah Essays

The Jewish Way to Argue With Your Husband
And the mystical significance of mikvah
There is something to be learned about disagreement in marriage from the mikvah.
Immersion of Mind, Body and Soul
A Mystical Understanding of Mikvah
Join us as we delve into the inner dimensions of the mikvah process and understand how the physical process that a woman undergoes represents a psychological, spiritual and emotional journey that all of the Jewish people are on.
Debunking the Myth of the Jewish Menstrual Slap
I was recently asked about a supposedly Jewish “custom” of a girl being slapped across her face by her mother upon getting her first menstrual period. I was shocked by how many online commentators thought this came from Jewish teachings
A Feminist on Mikvah
In biblical times, entrance to a holy space was contingent on spiritual purity. Today, it is in sacred union alone that this law is enforced. Until the Holy Temple is rebuilt, it is in our bedrooms that we build the most hallowed of all hallowed shrines
Is Mikvah Insulting to Women?
Going to the mikvah is a spiritual rebirth, a time to refocus on life and start anew.
Purifying Waters
Family Purity
The most important institution of Jewish life, next to the home, is the mikveh and its cycle of union and separation between husband and wife. Because precious things only stay beautiful when you follow the manufacturer's instructions...
Mikvah: The Art of Transition
We immerse in the mikvah when moving into a new spiritual state; the mikvah experience engenders within our very essence the ability to reveal to ourselves and the world our full potential
On the Essence of Ritual Impurity
We cannot logically understand the Divine laws of niddah and Family Purity, but we can try to understand them spiritually.
Continual Newlyweds
The Power of Mikvah
Sure you're still married. You still talk about your day and plan tomorrow. But you don't have the depth of emotional intimacy. It's almost like dating. You relate cerebrally, yet you yearn for a closer relationship, and it's just not available...
Life is a never-ending cycle of low points that turn into high points, only to revert backagain to lows. The lowest points on life's cosmic wheel serve as mere introductions to enhance the next stage of highs.
The Mystical Mikvah
Kabbalah teaches that immersion in a ritual bath, or mikvah, is vital for spiritual growth.
The Monthly Marriage
Marriages need separations. Sometimes a couple will get into arguments and be angry at each other just for the sake of creating a distance so that husband and wife can feel like they’re coming together . . . But there’s a better way.
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