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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)

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 During Coronavirus? A Timely Message for Jewish Women

Inspiration and encouragement to fulfill the mitzvah of mikvah during the challenging times of the pandemic.

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.

The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

This widely esteemed, highly respected resource helps survivors of sexual abuse heal from the past, improve relationships, and discover the joys of sexual intimacy.

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.

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.

The Committed Marriage: A Guide to Finding a Soul Mate and Building a Relationship Through Timeless Biblical Wisdom

Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, esteemed teacher, counselor, and matchmaker, helps even the most pressured modern couples find harmony and unity, guided by the timeless wisdom of the Torah. Starting with the first stagesof finding a soul mate, and continuing through the challenge of learning to communicate with compassion and understanding, whether debating parenting issues or how to grow old in harmony, these real-life success stories reflect the practicality and endurance of traditional values. The anecdotes and true-life stories will speak to your heart and mind, while the Rebbetzin’s faith and depth of understanding will inspire you and strengthen your marriage.

Not A Partnership: Why We Keep Getting Marriage Wrong & How We Can Get It Right

This book combines the world’s oldest wisdom with 21st century Positive Psychology research & insight to define what a healthy marriage is — and to give you practical steps to get one. Provides a clear guide to (1) why marriage can provide the most powerful and fulfilling source of human intimacy and happiness; (2) why we often fail to act in a way that makes marriage work; and (3) how we can establish great marriages – and fix broken ones – with proper understanding and attitude. Besides its power to create and foster love and happiness, marriage creates the #1 opportunity to enhance your conduct & character. Tapping into your capacity to give, and to communicate, a great marriage helps us build the best possible version of ourselves. The book’s Four Pillars of Giving — (1) keeping it fresh, (2) gratitude, (3) respect in all its forms, and (4) all depends on me — give a clear road map to how a successful marriage works, and the practical tools to bring it to life.

Natural Options for Halachic Infertility

Halachic Infertility describes the condition of a woman who ovulates before she has been to the mikvah, making marital relations with her husband impossible at the optimal (or perhaps only) time for fertility. A Fertility Consultant who works with halachic infertility discusses several treatment options.