Nearly every Jewish woman is busy this coming Monday night– hosting or attending a Seder. And some are really busy! And on a tight schedule. And a few are even busier than others; mikveh attendants all over the world will be ‘on the job’ just as night sets and Seders begin, because they are committed to the mitzvah of immersion at the right time, and to the women they serve.
We asked a few attendants to give us their reflections on working on Seder night. We heard no resentment. On the contrary, time and again their response was appreciation for having the opportunity to be there for women at the mikveh. One attendant even mentioned having met a woman at 3am to open the mikveh so she could immerse that night.
We present their voices and bless them that they should be supported by their communities and by God in the same loving and committed way that they service women. [Read more…]