When the Mitzvah Lost its Meaning
Publication Date: January 1980
Series: Sh'ma (11/205) and CLAL Encore Archive
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Religious Denominations; Ritual Observance; Marriage
Coverage: United States
A woman raised in an Orthodox family but who married a secular Jew reminisces about her upbringing, marriage, and gradual departure from the mikveh (ritual bath). She attributes her lack of observance to a weakening of resolve. She states that while the mikveh might be mystical and outdated, it may also bring fulfillment to those who use it.