A small but growing number of Jewish men have adopted the practice of monthly mikvah immersions in tandem with their wives’ menstrual cycles.
The peeping rabbi scandal reminds Frimet Goldberger of her own trips to the Satmar mikveh — and the relentless inspections of her body that came with them.
A new program introduces girls to the mikveh to help them develop a healthier self-image of their bodies. But does the project fly in the face of Jewish tradition?
A lot of women find bathing in the mikveh to be a spiritual process. They spend time in the water after the ritual dunking, praying or praising. But to me, the mikveh was scary.
I feel cheated.
The latest fight in Israel is not over where women sit on the bus or walk on the street, but about where they can immerse.
The Israeli Moshav Mevo Modi’im, founded by Shlomo Carlebach in 1976, has a major artist population, including painters, writers and musicians. Among them, originally hailing from Claremont, Calif., lives poet Chaim Rosenblum with his wife and seven children. We’re featuring three of his works on The Arty Semite today.
It seems that sex is on everyone’s minds this week. (“Just this week?” The cynic replied.) It’s not just on The Sisterhood that sexuality in Jewish life became a focus, but also elsewhere on the Jewish Web.