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Jewish Marriage 101

‘Kallah classes’ have long taught women the basics of Jewish marital etiquette, from the mikveh to the kitchen to the birds and the bees

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Lost and Found

How I lost my Mormonism and came to embrace the Jewish way

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Transgender Jews Find a Place in the Mikveh

Traditional rituals have become more inclusive and embracing

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The ‘Gift’ of Mikveh

ImmerseNYC continues its mission to make ritual baths accessible, support-driven, and therapeutic

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Boutique Italian Museum Explores History of Lecce’s Medieval Jews

Based in the cellar of an ancient synagogue that’s now a bed and breakfast, the recently opened Palazzo Taurino museum even has an old mikveh

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Bathe in the Waters

A radio documentary asks: Is there a way for women to dunk ritually that doesn’t conflict with their feminism?

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Barry Freundel Issues an Apology

The disgraced D.C. rabbi who filmed more than 150 women inside a mikveh is currently serving a 6.5-year prison sentence

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Baring Myself in the Mikveh

Converting to Judaism didn’t only change how I felt spiritually. It changed how I felt about my body.

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How To Protect the Conversion Process

My friend was recorded in a mikveh by a rabbi. Let’s ensure the end of this abuse of power.

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Bloomberg’s Tab; Suicide Bombings Rattle Russia

Plus more U.S. universities slam ASA Israel boycott, and more in the news

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How Christmas Helped Me Discover—and Eventually Reclaim—My Jewish Roots

When I was a child, my family’s history was hidden from me. Now I’ve made sure that my own child will always know where she came from.

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A Dip in the Mikveh, Nearly Derailed by Fake Eyelashes, Was Vital to My Conversion

The whole idea of a ritual bath seemed foreign and too religious. But now it’s a warm reminder of the moment I became a Jew.

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A New Kind of Mikveh In New York City

Revitalizing the mikveh experience for a new generation of Jews

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New Jewish Rituals Offer Comfort to Women Who Have Had Abortions

‘Not being able to process it religiously makes it a very hard experience. We thought it’s important to give it a voice.’

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The Day the Mikveh Went Dry

When a drought left Omaha’s ritual bath empty, refilling it required some imagination—and a ton of ice

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The New American Mikveh

Once a bastion for strictly observant women, Jewish ritual baths are reaching out beyond the Orthodox

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Sundown: I Dip, You Dip, We Dip

Mikvehs for all, ‘TNR’ bashing, and the plight of the ‘half-Jew’

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Full Immersion

One woman’s final step to conversion

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Taking the Plunge

I visited the mikveh and became a Jew. But I still haven’t told my dad I converted.

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Holy Water

A new book reveals the secrets of the mikveh

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Daybreak: A Jew in Fatah

A consul chastised, a tunnel bombed, and more in the news

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Immersion Therapy

Or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the mikveh

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