R Ari Enkin

The Man and the Mikva

The Man and the Mikva Rabbi Ari N. EnkinRamat Beit Shemesh, Israel While there is no occasion today that a man is truly required by Torah law to immerse himself in a mikva, a number of customs have evolved throughout the years in which men have voluntarily taken upon themselves to do so. Among these occasions are immersions prior to ...

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The Red String

The Red String by Rabbi Ari EnkinRamat Beit Shemesh, Israel No doubt readers have come across individuals selling mysterious red strings at the various holy sites in Israel claiming that such strings posses mystical properties. Perhaps someone you know wears a red string on their wrist. Proponents for the mass distribution of this red string claim that it becomes infused ...

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