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Jeans, tattoo & mikvah

Updated: Feb 5


by Nikki B.

I'm probably the least religious looking person you've ever seen. I just don't look like the mikvah-going-type. Far from it.

But to the mikvah I go regularly and I'm probably more committed to mikvah than almost anything else I can think of.

So why do I go?

Because in today's superficial, shallow world, people crave for some meaning. I have this inner calling for purpose and depth. At the end of the day, life's not just about the shoes I wear or the party my kid was or wasn't invited to. I need to connect to something higher - to something spiritual.

And mikvah does it for me. I'm well aware that meaningful living needs to reach all facets of life, far beyond my mikvah visits. But mikvah is private; besides for my husband, no one knows that I go. It's my own space to nurture my body while tuning deeply into my soul and reaching high up to G-d. It gives me time to focus on what's important in life. And somehow, my visit there always ends up affecting some choice I make or positive action I do thereafter.


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