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The Power of Mikvah with Rabbi Yaacov Laredo & Mrs. Sigalit Laredo

Inspiration about the power of the mitzvah of mikvah and taharat hamishpacha. Also a fascinating explanation with diagrams of how a modern mikvah is practically built.

טהרת חיים: Laws and Customs of Family Purity in Accordance with the Sephardic Jewish Tradition

A clear, concise guide to the Jewish laws and customs of Nidda and immersing in the Mikveh in accordance with the Sephardic Jewish tradition. Based on the teachings of HaGaon HaRav Eliyahu Ben-Haim Sheli”ta, Chief Rav and Posek of the United Mashadi Jewish Community of America in Great Neck, NY, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University, and Av Bet Din of Badatz Mekor Chaim in Queens, NY. Over 1500 shiurim from Rav Ben Haim can be accessed on the YUTorah website at https://www.yutorah.org/rabbi-eliyahu-ben-chaim/ (shiurim are in Hebrew)

Tzarich Iyun: Before the Wedding

An interesting and detailed article about the Ashkenazi custom of not seeing each other before the chuppah. Spoiler alert: This is a widespread Ashkenazic practice with little basis in traditional sources.

Unsung Praise: Guide for the Mikva Attendant

This useful booklet available from mikvah.org gives over the relevant halachot in an easy-to-find format, making it a convenient tool for the mikva attendant. It is also packed with tips and ideas on how to make a woman’s visit to the mikva a pleasant experience. Rebbetzin Tehilla Abramov elaborates on strengthening the awareness among mikvah attendants of the very great responsibilities that their holy task involves.

Intimacy, Chemistry and the Power of Imagination

Distance can rebuild the imagination serving as a powerful tool that can be utilized to build closeness in any relationship.

Nishmat’s Kallah Companion

Comprehensive online curriculum in taharat hamishpacha designed especially for brides. Intended to supplement traditional personal instruction, the course enables kallot to prepare and review what they learn with their teachers, and to explore questions they might not otherwise encounter. Available in Spanish as well.

El Secreto de la Femineidad Judía

Provides the halachos and hashkafos of taharas hamishpachah in Spanish.

Dividing Lines

Can a new push for a halachically compatible prenup put an end to the tragedy of agunos and often vicious divorce proceedings that drag on endlessly, causing untold pain and hurt?

Mikvah Minute: Tevila on Erev Yom Kippur

Gabrielle Hodes, veteran kallah teacher and intimacy counselor. This week she discusses the holiness of the 10 yemei teshuva (days of repentance), how to “stop, connect, and reflect”, and tevilla for erev Yom Kippur.