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Oct 20, 2017, 11:24 AM
Taking back tevillah — thoughts on the Mikveh #MeToo
The Eden Center insists on a zero-tolerance policy for harassment at the ritual bath, to rid a source of purity of #MeToo's
Apr 3, 2017, 7:51 PM
Leaving behind the murky waters
On the 21st of Nisan, 3,300 years ago, the Israelites stepped out of “impure” Egypt into water. They emerged from the water as a nation -- the Jewish people, purified, united and on a mission to serve God. This is...
Jun 9, 2016, 4:07 PM
A Few Simple Words
Boaz— bo oz. In him is strength. Boaz exhibits strength of character, fortitude to do what is right and just, and strength of sexual propriety. Dr. Yael Ziegler, in her excellent book “Ruth: From Alienation to Monarchy” (Maggid, 2015), highlights...
Mar 17, 2016, 3:42 PM
Please MK Gafni: Don’t shut women out of their sacred space
A plea to MK Moshe Gafni, who is spearheading the mikveh bill: Don’t shut women out of their sacred space
Oct 30, 2014, 12:37 PM
Where Vulnerability and Sanctity Intersect
So much of Jewish ritual happens on the communal stage. Our rituals and prayers are done in public, as are most of our celebrations. There are any number of things that cannot be done without a minyan. And we invest...
Nov 22, 2013, 2:58 AM
Can Legislation Stop Mikveh Attendants from Asking Questions?
MK Aliza Lavie and ITIM have put forward a bill in the Knesset that will make it illegal for mikveh attendants to question women about their religious practice (see Since this has come to the attention of the public, I'd...
Dr. Naomi Marmon Grumet is the founder of The Eden Center and director of the Training Program for Mikveh Attendants. She received her PhD in Sociology from Bar Ilan. She lives in Jerusalem with her husband and three children.