A Story

On a bitter cold night in the city of Mezritch, she made her way to the mikvah. But, alas, upon her arrival, she was turned away by the...

What is Love?

By Slovie Jungreis-Wolff ‘Ahava’, the Hebrew word for ‘love’, comes from the word ‘hav’ which means to give. Love grows when I invest in...

A Relationship with Me

By Janet Goldblatt Time and again it has struck me: the importance of a good relationship with the self. Through my experience over the...

Fasting Tips

Adapted from "Jewish Life... Organized" • Up your intake of water for at least one day before the fast. Drink 8-10 cups the day before. ...

G-d Needs ME?

In a small Russian town, the kids sat around their teacher days before the High Holidays. ‘Do you know what Rosh Hashanah is?’ asked the...

Quality is Not Enough

There are some who pride themselves on living separate lives claiming that they make up for it with quality time on the weekends or big...

Women and Light

It was the early 1970's, the height of the Feminist Movement. Women struggled for equality and fought for an end to discrimination and...

The Day After

Two people sit side by side listening to an inspirational talk. Both take in every word. Both are engaged and involved. Both are...

Breast Self-Examination

The time when a woman is preparing for the mikvah is a perfect time to do a breast self-exam. Mikvah use is generally at a consistent...

A Fresh Look at Mikvah

By Michael Gold Once a month, after nightfall, my wife keeps a secret appointment. Neither our neighbors, our friends, nor our children...

Personal Reflections on Mikvah

In this 3 minute video clip, local community members share short reflections on what mikvah means to them. #Video #PersonalMikvahExperiences

The Little Flame

By Chana Weisberg Once upon a time, there was a little flame that glowed brightly. Wherever this little flame went, it brought light and...

My Mikvah Experience

By Helen Tanchel-Levine After a lengthy courtship my partner and I decided to get married. Let me start at the beginning. We are what...

Do You Have Courage?

She was a young widow. She was extremely beautiful, wise and pious. She was Yehudit, aunt to Judah the Maccabee. The fashion in her time...

Exams!

Exams! If this word sends jitters down your spine, read on. While nothing can replace sheer hard work, there are ways that you, the...

Musings on Fuzzy Slippers and Romance

Adapted from an article by by Sarah Zadok The wedding took place on Yom Kippur, followed by celebrations through Sukkot. After our deep...

Holiday Tips

• Model Manners – even when you don’t get the hotel room you want. Even when the restaurant food is bad. Even when the service you paid...

Vitamin for Marriage

By Emuna Braverman Do this once a day to strengthen your marriage.... it’s simple, it’s cheap and (it should be) easy to implement: Make...