Furthermore, raising (no matter how sensitively) religious and moral issues (such as mikveh
and abortion), which are non-issues of no concern to the non-committed client, will, in all probability, cause the patient to flee from vital psychological treatment, as he or she will interpret the therapist's behavior as "missionary" and not therapeutic.
Whenever a bride was led to the mikveh
, the musicians would stop before his windows and play a tune.
(Although yibbum and halitza do not seem to have existed among the Bene Israel, they did have a custom whereby a man intending to marry a childless widow had to pay a small sum to the synagogue authorities, which could be claimed by the surviving brother if he so desired.) The Bene Israel pointed out that although there was reference to yibbum in the Bible, there was none to halitza.(17) As for the charge that the Bene Israel did not observe the ritual of mikveh
, the Bene Israel countered that there was nothing holy about the practice, and that their women preferred to clean themselves daily from tap water rather than in the "cesspool" of the mikveh
"The first time I went to the mikveh
, I felt I'd walked into that dream.
Recent months have seen a series of controversies surrounding non-Orthodox Jewish movements in Israel - from the perennial campaign to challenge normative Jewish practices at the Kotel, to the recent, hotly-contested Mikveh
In 1790, a letter from Philadelphian Manuel Josephson, an original member of Congregation Mikveh
Israel, to Moses Seixas, warden of the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island, spoke at length about the "capricious & whimsical disposition" that the writer associated with the members of Newport's synagogue, but those same sentiments may very well have pertained, in the broader scheme, to the demeanor of many post-Revolutionary War North American Jews.
Congregation Shaare Teffila was founded in 1981 as the first Orthodox synagogue in Las Vegas and houses an eruv and mikveh
Kahn's Jewish Architecture: Mikveh
Israel and the Midcentury American Synagogue, by Susan G.
They also contained a mikveh
(ritual pool) and were used for the collecting and storing of charity rinds tot the Temple as well as tot other worthy causes.
36:25).' And it is said, O Lord, mikveh
(hope) of Israel'; (Jer.
When retired civil servant Carl Montoya arrives for prayers at Mikveh
Israel Synagogue in Philadelphia, he has a routine.
On Wednesday, following an expedited conversion process, the two bathed in the mikveh
(ritual pool) and officially became Jewish according to religious law.