I am doing some research on mikvah spurred on by all the posts, comments, and discussions lately and would love it if you would take the time to answer these questions either in a comment or by sending it to my email (melissa at redefiningrebbetzin dot com). Please also pass it on to others! I’d love to get some great positive and negative experiences, as well as to better understand individual experiences. I’m thinking of writing a book on the topic and using it to fuel teaching opportunities down the line. Anything you are willing to share is much appreciated and will be held in the strictest of confidences.
At your “home” mikvah:
How many days in advance do you call to schedule?
How did you select the mikvah you attend if there is more than one in your community?
Were you asked any questions as a kallah?
How would you rate your comfort with mikvah usage?
Why do you feel that way?
Do you have any specifically great mikvah experiences?
Have you had any negative mikvah experiences?
How do you select a mikvah?
Have you ever been asked any questions when you called to make an appointment at a new mikvah?
How would you rate your comfort with going to a new mikvah while traveling? Why?
Any positive or negative experiences with mikvaot on your travels?
Why do you observe mikvah?
How do you make it a meaningful experience?
How long have you been observing this mitzvah?
Do you have anything else you would like to share about your mikvah experiences or observances?
Please let me know where you are located (as generic or specific as you wish) and whether or not you are willing to be contacted for follow up.
I was about to apologize for feeling like all I post about lately is mikvah, but I realized that is important and it is making changes and having a positive impact on people. Plus it is informative and educational, and I like it. So I’m not going to apologize, its just going to be the way it is!