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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.

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.

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.

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.

You and Me Equals We: The Counter-intuitive Path to a Stable Shalom Bayis

Only an angel can constantly acquiesce without feeling defeated. Fortunately, tools exist that can enable you to establish yourself as a separate individual whose hands are on the controls of your own emotional life. You can exist and thrive as a couple, even in a state of disagreement, even in a state of conflict, even when one of you is occasionally unhappy with the other. You and Me Equals We is about those tools and how to use them.

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.

Alcohol Use and Sexual Risk Behavior: A Cross-Cultural Study in Eight Countries

Alcohol use and unsafe sex are common Behaviors and are responsible for a large proportion of the overall burden of diseases. However, very little literature exists on their co-occurrence and interactions including their likely contribution to HIV infection. This is in marked contrast to substantial literature on injecting drug use and HIV infection. The present publication is an initial attempt to fill this gap.

Setting a Table for Two: Enhancing Relationships, Achieving Intimacy

This manual combines the best wisdom available today in the world of marriage counselling with the timeless wisdom of our holy Sages. In a world where marriages are suffering and need the most support possible, this book offers understandable and practical methods for bolstering and strengthening a Jewish marriage. If you wish to enhance your relationship, achieve real intimacy and create a safe space for your marriage to flourish, this book will help you succeed.

Male Infertility | Dr. Philip Werthman, Rabbi Elan Segelman & Rabbi Moshe Kesselman

In this informative webinar presented by PUAH and Even LA, male infertility and urology specialist Dr. Philip Werthman and PUAH Rabbinic Advisor Rabbi Elan Segelman discuss the latest in male reproductive medicine and halachic questions. Moderated by Rabbi Moshe Kesselman.