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Living Mikvah

There is nothing more holy in this world, nothing more precious to its Creator, than the union of a man and a woman. It is, after all, the fountain of...

Family Purity: Inner Meanings

The laws of Taharat Hamishpachah (Family Purity) are an integral part of our religious faith and stemming as they do from our Torah, are not always fully...

A Feminist on Mikvah: An interview with Rivkah Slonim

Interviewed by Janice Lochansky Q: Let's tackle the question of sexism first; do you sincerely feel that there is no sexism in Jewish life? Slonim: It...

A Day for Children

June 4, 2006 was established as National Child’s Day to “reaffirm our commitment to America’s children and recognize the power that each...

The Wife's Ten Commandments for a Happy Marriage

When Eliezer sought a wife for our forefather Isaac, prior to even asking Rebecca her name, he offered her gifts: two gold bracelets weighing ten shekels....

Why should I go to the Mikvah?

Immersion in the mikvah is a biblical commandment of the hightest ordinance, equated with mitzvahs such as Kosher and Shabbat. Immersion is also a way of...

What is special about the water in a Mikvah?

Water is the primary source of all living things. It has the power to purify, to restore and replenish life. A mikvah must be filled with living waters...

Why is a child's Judaism determined by the mother?

The Mammas and the Pappas are both winners, but not in the same game. Jewish identity is due to matrilineal descent, meaning the Mommy determines the...

I am still single and getting on in years--is my life still worth living?

Good question. I wonder if it is possible for a human being to answer that question. After all, what do I as a human know about the value of...

How do I deal with my secular and uninterested parent?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? Sarah: well, my dad is Jewish and my mother isn't, not a big...