Mikvah

Coming Back to the Mikveh

By Daniella Hellerstein | May 31, 2019

When my husband and I felt our family was complete, I chose a birth control that would accommodate that decision.…

Mikvah: The Unification of Opposites

By Rivkah Bloom | May 30, 2019

It took me a long time to see how Torah and science are one and the same. As a young…

Making it to the Mikveh– With Breast Cancer

By Avigail Rock | May 29, 2019

Published on The Layers Project Magazine in partnership with The Eden Center. A few months after giving birth to my…

When the Kallah Teacher Doesn’t Want to Go to the Mikveh

By Chaya Houpt | May 28, 2019

This essay was published in on The Layers Project Magazine in partnership with The Eden Center. Listen, it wasn’t all…

Monologue in the Mikva

By MicheleThaler | May 26, 2019

This essay is published on The Layers Project Magazine in partnership with The Eden Center. The image was taken during…

Waters of Separation: For My Daughter at the Mikvah

By Sheryl Robbin | May 22, 2019

Reprinted with permission from The Eden Center blog Three days before her wedding in May 2013, my daughter and I had…

“Born From Loss: Birkat Emunah”

By Cheryl Burnat | May 19, 2019

This essay is brought to The Layers Project Magazine in partnership with The Eden Center. “That lady at the mikvah…She…

Layered Listening

By Naomi Marmon Grumet | May 15, 2019

Some people are born storytellers. I was born a listener.  My ears are my source of power; hearing the pain…

The Pain of My Last Trip to the Mikvah

By Noa Choritz | February 25, 2018

This essay is brought to The Layers Project Magazine in collaboration with The Eden Center, in Israel. “As a carrier…

Filled with Emptiness: Grieving After a Mastectomy or Hysterectomy

By Dvora Entin | February 19, 2018

This essay is based on the collective experiences of women I have counseled over the years. Dear Sister, You cannot…

Taking the Plunge

By Rebecca Klempner | January 14, 2018

Collecting my still-wet hair in one hand, I tuck it all into my fuzzy magenta cap and grab my bag.…

When I Dunked In the Mikvah, My Soul Came Home

By Andrea Grinberg | January 8, 2018

I remember when everything changed. For a year, I had been engaged in a deep exploration of observant Judaism, making…