“Niddah” Art: Maybe This Month

A blogger sent me this photo of Jacqueline Nicholls' art, saying it was too "intense" for her site.   The piece looks tame, but contains several layers of meaning. The artist explains: It comes from my years experiencing the monthly niddah rituals, checking and preparing to go to the mikveh, … [Read more...]

Single Motherhood in the Orthodox Community

Image via Wikipedia The phenomenon of Orthodox single women who choose to have babies on their own has been around for a while. Gilit Chomski of Ynet interviews some of the mothers, as well as rabbis who have ruled on the subject. A few passages in the long article that stood out for … [Read more...]

Is Public Breastfeeding Immodest? An Orthodox Jewish Perspective

Welcome to the July 2010 Carnival of Nursing in Public This post was written for inclusion in the Carnival of Nursing in PublicNursingFreedom.org. All week, July 5-9, we will be featuring articles and posts about nursing in public ("NIP"). See the bottom of this post for more information. *** … [Read more...]

Marriage in the Religious Zionist Community, Part I: Dating Readiness

This is the first in a series.  Also see Part II: Meeting the One, Part III: Genetic Testing, Part IV: Dating Venues, Part V: Shidduch Crisis?,  VI: Internet Dating, VII: Paying the Shadchan, or Not, VIII: Wedding Costs, IX: Planning Tips My oldest son is nearly twenty. I'm not encouraging him … [Read more...]

More on Schools and Mixed Dancing

When I told a friend about Tolerance in the Religious Zionist Community (be sure to click on the comments), she argued that it was "chutzpah" for parents to send their children to yeshiva tichonit and then host a bar mitzvah with mixed dancing. She maintained that mixed dancing is on the fringe of … [Read more...]