My buddy @MarkSoFla emailed me this link yesterday, knowing how interested I am in everything to do with mikvah. It is a clip of a Lubavitch woman explaining on the Tyra Banks show the importance of family purity, mikvah, and how we ascertain the right time to go.
This link appears to be going viral. I have since received it from a number of sources, and seen people put it up on their facebook.
While I think she did a great job with her explanation, I am wondering if the Tyra Banks show was an appropriate venue for explaining this mitzvah that goes so much deeper than you can explain in a short sound bite.
If you notice, here on my blog, there are some things I do not delve into the details about. Most of what she talked about is so private and personal, and for one not schooled in these matters, well, they could perhaps jump to conclusions about various aspects of the practice of the mitzvah. The last thing I want is some random person asking me about internal checks.
Now, I understand Chabad has a way of presenting mitzvoth to the world in a way that makes them accessible to all. Judaism is welcoming, we are not hiding anything that we do…But I think this was going too far.
What do you think?