The Eden Center’s blog brings women’s voices to the fore discussing mikveh, women’s health, intimacy and more.

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We love to raise awareness and present various voices on topics related to The Eden Center mission.  Below are an array of blogs on mikveh, sexuality, marriage, women’s health, body image, parenting, and Taharat Hamishpacha.

This blog invites readers to submit their experience with mikveh and the laws of niddah in order to raise awareness to the range of feelings and experiences in the community. The Eden Center does not endorse positions stated in blogs, but allows authors’ voices to be heard on this platform.

We value your feedback and submissions.

From Fear to Freedom

By |December 6, 2022|

My journey of knowing that I am a carrier of the BRCA 1 gene mutation began in New York seventeen years ago, as I was preparing to move to Israel. My mother told me about the gene and asked that I get tested before moving so far [...]

Mikveh Monologue

By |November 29, 2022|

Well, I’m here again.  Funny how often I come here. Ha-ha. So now I have time to look over my body. See what has changed since last time.    Oh look, I still have a double chin. Maybe if I hold it in a little it will become [...]

A Tale of Two Cities, Before and After

By |November 22, 2022|

I met my husband when I was twenty-one. He lived in one city, I in another half way across the US. We spoke on the phone regularly for over a month before we finally decided to meet. He came to meet me. It only took that one [...]

On Tevillah After Sexual Abuse

By |November 15, 2022|

With this ring / written by Ruchama ben Yosef (translated from Hebrew) Smooth on the inside No hatzitzot No cracks Smooth on the inside  No hidden connections It is one single piece, whole, round But on the outside There are scratches. There are cracks.  There are bruises. [...]

The Time I Said NO

By |November 8, 2022|

Here’s the thing with the mikveh. For me. I don’t like to go, but I go. I go when it is most inconvenient for me. I go when it is hot. I go when it is cold. I go when I’m sick. I go when my husband [...]

The Luckiest Girl Alive

By |October 25, 2022|

Disclaimer: This blog is the personal opinion of the author. The Eden Center does not endorse positions stated in blogs, but allows authors’ voices to be heard on this platform. Additionally, please be aware that this blog discusses rape, which can be triggering. Read at your own [...]

Navigating Relational and Sexual Intimacy at Midlife and Beyond

By |October 18, 2022|

The sexual life of a couple changes throughout the life cycle, as both partners navigate life’s transitions including but not limited to new marriage, childbirth, raising teens, caring for elderly parent. As couples enter middle age, they acquire new responsibilities personally, socially and professionally which can impact [...]

Mikveh Experiences – Yom Kippur Associations

By |October 3, 2022|

Making Aliyah in 2018 was a life-changing experience for me and my husband of 40 years. After following our youngest son to Eretz Yisrael, we settled into living in Zichron Yaakov and really love and appreciate the natural beauty of the area, the diversity of the religious community [...]

Let My Ladies Dip

By |September 21, 2022|

Photo Credit: Heidi Levine Mikveh can be a time of renewal and restoration for a woman. It can be a time of prayer and spiritual change. So what happens when a woman doesn’t feel any of those things? Ever. What happens when words such as [...]

Avoiding Medical Chatzizot

By |September 13, 2022|

“May I have a fiberglass cast?” Falling off of her bike, she had fractured her distal radius, and the orthopedist had recommended a cast for the next six weeks.  Despite the pain in her wrist, the pain medicine, and the drama of going to the hospital in an [...]

What Is It Like to Be Going Through Fertility Treatments?

By |September 5, 2022|

What is it like to be going through fertility treatments? Here is a description of a typical 2-months: I get my period Start injections Get an ultrasound and bloodwork every two days Raise the injection dosage Bloodwork and ultrasound Add another injection and some pills Time to go [...]

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