9789657108680

Total Immersion A Mikvah Anthology

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    9789657108680

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    9657108683

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-02-01
  • Publisher: Urim Publications
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Summary

In this best-selling collection of almost fifty essays and stories about the mikvah (the Jewish ritual bath), women and men contribute their thoughts on this ancient Jewish tradition. The issues of mikvah and Jewish family purity are addressed from philosophic, psychological, mystical, legal, practical, historical and personal points of view.

Author Biography

Rivkah Slonim is an internationally recognized activist and lecturer who focuses on the intersection of traditional Jewish observance and contemporary life, with a special emphasis on Jewish women. She is, with her husband, the founder and director of the Chabad House Jewish Student Center at Binghamton University.

Table of Contents

Prefaces and Acknowledgements 10(11)
Introduction: Understanding Mikvah and the Laws of Family Purity 21(18)
Rivkah Slonim
PART I: IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
Loving Jewishly
39(11)
Gila Berkowitz
To Number Our Days
50(11)
Tamar Frankiel
Tumah and Taharah: Mystical Insights
61(8)
Susan Handelman
We Will Do and We Will Listen
69(7)
Janet Shmaryahu
God Is in the Details
76(9)
Chana Silberstein
Your Honeymoon Should Never End
85(4)
Manis Friedman
Investigating the Biblical Roots of Niddah
89(8)
Sarah Robinson
The Sexual Component in Love and Marriage
97(9)
Maurice Lamm
A Most Delicate Mitzvah: Marital Challenges Related to Taharat Hamishpachah
106(13)
Reuven P. Bulka
The Institution of the Mikvah in America
119(22)
Joshua Hoffman
PART II: VOICES
Tkhines and Techinot: Ancient Prayers
141(5)
Chava Weissler
Shaindy Jacobson
We Must Act
146(5)
Sara Hyamson
In the Merit of Righteous Women
151(4)
Aidel Dubin
Today's Met Mitzvah
155(6)
Dov Zlotnick
The Sexual and the Sacred: Newly Observant Women Speak
161(7)
Debra Renee Kaufman
Men and Mikvah
168(8)
Daniel Lapin
The Mikvah
176(7)
Lis Harris
A Different Time
183(2)
Roni Loeb Richter
The Groom's Wedding Plans
185(2)
Andrew Klafter
During the Gulf War
187(3)
Varda Branfman
Rachel's Blessings -- My Mikvah Lady
190(4)
Toby Klein Greenwald
A House of Hopes
194(4)
Chava Willig Levy
Honeymoon
198(3)
Gwenn Drucker Flait
Mikvah Dreams
201(3)
Miriam Sagan
Trusting to the Waters
204(7)
Varda Branfman
Going to the Mikvah (at My Age!)
211(4)
Sybelle Trigoboff
In the Depths
215(6)
Liz Rosenberg
Renewal
221(3)
Pamela Steinberg
Dip and Wait
224(5)
Sara Lejderman
A Pilgrim on the Road Less Traveled
229(7)
Marilyn Wolfe
The Woman on the Podium
236(7)
Ellin Ronee Pollachek
PART III: MEMORIES AND TALES
The Magid's Wife
243(2)
Rivkah Slonim
The Sweet Scent of a Mitzvah
245(3)
Menashe Miller
Shreiber the Jew
248(7)
Abraham Boyarsky
In Nazi-Occupied Europe
255(6)
Shimon Huberband
Erev Yom Kippur, October 1940
261(3)
Shimon Huberband
The Remaining Sign
264(2)
Sterna Citron
Mikvah Swedish Style
266(2)
Yaffa Zager
Alaska!
268(6)
Rivkah Slonim
Dipping in Aruba
274(3)
Helene Storch
No Sacrifice Too Great
277(2)
Naomi Futerfas
A Little Girl's Promise
279(2)
Paysach J. Krohn
A Mother's Gift
281(4)
Devori Paul
Counting the Days: Wise Advice from the Rebbe
285(3)
Elizabeth Applebaum
In Scandinavia: The Cruise
288(5)
Chana Sharfstein
Santa Fe
293(3)
Chana Katz
To Return in Purity
296(2)
Yaffa Eliach
Under the Kitchen Table
298(2)
S.Z. Sonnenfeld
Reb Leibeh the Mikvah Attendant
300(2)
S.Z. Sonnenfeld
Sossonko: Out of the Depths
302(5)
Freida Sossonko
Suggested Reading and Resources 307(2)
Contributors 309(8)
Credits 317

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