Tonight, it’ll happen, you say The hopes will smithereen, People are already counting backward
Before a baby comes into the cot, They leave her in the field To listen to the jackals and peacocks, To store up dew and sweltering
You advise me that we are going Wandering. I organise a demonstration in protest But go as you command.
And that’s me – your teacher, Here before you and what I demand Is to step back a little from yourself,
“And he lifted his eyes and saw Benjamin, his brother, the son of his mother” (Genesis, 43:29), Parashat Miketz.
Since our first conversation we weaved a dream: to give our future children and ourselves natural births, at home.
Some women sing Chassidic tunes or Yom Kippur prayers, some write a personal prayer or learn Torah just as they enter the water. As part of the decision to live a life of Torah and Mitzvot and keep the laws of purification in the mikve, the decision of what this means to each woman, is no less important than the actual tevilla itself.