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Message From An Accessible Mikveh: The Onus Is On The Community

Larry had a problem. 

It was the winter of 2004 and he’d dreamed of becoming a Jew for years.  Following many months of formal study he was ready to go before the beit din, the group of rabbis who would hear his journey and proclaim him ready for the final conversion ritual. He did meet with these rabbis; they were touched by his sincerity and dedication to the Jewish people.

Larry’s problem was that he was paralyzed from the waist down.

The aquatic lift that makes Mayyim Hayyim accessible to people with mobility impairments. Photo courtesy Mayyim Hayyim
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