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Author:  SA
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Date:  5/18/2005 9:01:00 PM
Subject:  Mikve Lady Woes
Message:  Thank you AA for posting that message about the Avenue S Sephardic Mikve in Brooklyn.

My wife recently went there and the mikve lady gave her hell about the earing holes in her ears.

The lady wanted my wife to put toothpicks in her earing holes !! She looked at the lady in astonishment and insisted that she's not doing it. The lady seriously almost did not let my wife go in the mikve.

I hope that people do voice their disgust and lodge complaints with the admistrators of that mikve and help bring an end to this madness.

Reply:  Holy cow!

That reminds me.... growing up we always overheard various emergency Mikveh questions. Women would floss their teeth, lose a piece of floss between two teeth, and try to get that out with a toothpick. A piece of the toothpick would get stuck inside instead, and off to the Dentist we go....

This happened so many times, that my father began to stop his people from flossing before the Mikveh....

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