Mikvah

The Miracle Mikvah
The Miracle Mikvah

At 16 Whalepond Road, right next door to Sha’are Tefilah (the Eatontown Shul), is where you’ll find the brand new Jherin Esther Gorcey Mikveh. The story of its construction is one of heartfelt prayers, bitter tears, and incredible miracles.

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Its Not Just About A Bath
Its Not Just About A Bath

Taharas Hamishpacha was very important to her and one of the first things she did upon her arrival, in this strange new country, was to locate the nearest mikvah.

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Mountain Mikvah
Mountain Mikvah

Mikvah is an exquisite art. Not only can the mikvah bring a person to the final step towards becoming a part of Klal Israel, following a lengthy process and the directives of the Beis Din of course, but it also allowed me to be reborn.

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Purifying Waters
Purifying Waters

There is nothing more holy in this world, nothing more precious to the Creator, than the union of a man and a woman. It is, after all, the fountain of life. What could be more precious than life - other than the source from which life comes?

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The Power of Once
The Power of Once

I was angry at God at that point in my life. Not only did it seem to me that He had held back the treasures of Judaism till I was forty, it seemed that I also would never get a chance to experience, together with my husband, the beautiful and intimate ritual of mikvah.

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A Marriage Saved
A Marriage Saved

Years ago, the following story occurred: There was a young couple who had a very unhappy marriage, and they decided to divorce. The wife's Mother, who lived in Eretz Yisroel, was devastated by this decision...

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Miracle at Sea
Miracle at Sea

I was in Bangkok, Thailand when, Ronit, my husband's cousin, told me her personal story. Before there was a mikvah in Bangkok, women would have to travel down to the seaside and tovel themselves in the sea.

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The Beauty of Mikvah
The Beauty of Mikvah

Somehow, I managed to make it through 22 years of marriage before the notion of mikvah (ritual bath), was raised for me. Sure, I knew that married Jewish women went to the mikvah and observed the laws of Taharat Hamishpacha (Family Purity)...

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True Self- Sacrifice
True Self- Sacrifice

In the town of Emmanuel in Eretz Yisroel (Israel), there lived an elderly couple, olim (immigrants) from Russia, who were childless. They lived there for several years, quietly and alone, without any real contact with other members of the community.

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The Icy Mikvah
The Icy Mikvah

The Mikvah is the cornerstone of a vibrant Jewish home. It is within the natural waters of the Mikvah that a woman immerses herself monthly, from marriage till menopause, so that a husband and wife can live a full life of intimacy together.

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A Foundation of Love
A Foundation of Love

The Jewish home is not just an accidental unit where a man, woman, and children live. It is a sacred unit, the quintessential core of Jewish existence, and the wellspring of Jewish values from which a child draws spiritual sustenance for a lifetime.

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Living Mikvah
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 life.

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Impure Intentions
Impure Intentions

Attempts to present Jewish religious practices as cruel, harmful or downright evil, alas, are nothing new. Jewish ritual slaughter, circumcision and Shabbat have all, at one time or another, been publicly assailed.

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A Fresh Look At The Mikvah
A Fresh Look At The Mikvah

Once a month, after nightfall, my wife keeps a secret appointment. Neither our neighbors, our friends, nor our children know where she goes, although our children sometimes wonder why she returns an hour or so later with her hair wet.

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My Mikvah Journey
My Mikvah Journey

Mikvah-The word evokes a relaxing, spiritual, beautiful image in your mind, for some, it unfortunately evokes a negative, degrading image of how women are treated as “dirty,” “impure,” or “unclean” in Orthodox Judaism.

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At My Age
At My Age

The following is a five part series of correspondence from a woman learning of Mikvah, after menopause, for the first time. Please enjoy this inspirational exchange and follow her journey of discovery.

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Wellsprings
Wellsprings

Judaism is very realistic in its understanding of human sexuality. It understands there is love between men and women that is unique and total, that reaches fulfillment in physical expression.

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Taking Monotony Out of Monogamy
Taking Monotony Out of Monogamy

What is as holy as Yom Kippur, more spiritual than meditating and the best thing you can do for your love life? You may not believe it, but the answer is THE MIKVAH - the ancient Jewish method guiding the intimate relationship between husband and wife.

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