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Hebrew for "collection," referring to the "collection of water," is a bath used for the purpose of ritual immersion in Judaism.
Today it is used as part of the traditional procedure for converting to Judaism, by Jews who follow the laws of ritual (body) purity, and sometimes for making kitchen utensils kosher.
Bilhah, Zilpah, Rachel, Ruth and the countless contemporary women converts, like Aaland, Benvenuto or my wife, are actually moving to the center of Jewish life.
If we continue to alienate and marginalize those loving mothers, wives, daughters, teachers and students because we view them as, and refer to them as, "shiksas," we will be, as the novelist Maggie O'Farrell put it, "shooting ourselves in our testicles." O'Farrell's best-selling novel After You'd Gone (2000) deals with the relationship between a non-Jewish woman and a Jewish man, whose father is vehemently opposed to their marriage.
For an often-persecuted people inclined to spend inordinate amounts of time thinking carefully about the rules governing our behavior, it seems that many of us have spent too little time thinking about how we refer to the gentile and ex-gentile women in our midst.
Let's get rid of our prejudiced language and put the "S" word to the sword.
"Bonita," O'Farrell and my wife all agreed with Aaland's assessment that it's hard to "convert to a culture that says [Jewishness] is in your genes." Yet all three said they would be happy to marry, or for their daughters to marry, Jewish men.
None of them, however, was prepared to accept the prejudice implied by racist and sexist terminology, and neither, as Jews, should we.
Benvenuto told the Forward that, in addition to "Jews-by-choice," there are many women who choose not to convert to Judaism but nonetheless engage in the Jewish community on behalf of their husbands, children and communities.
For millennia, Jewish men and women have treated gentile women like the half-bird, half-women Sirens of Greek mythology: beautiful, seductive creatures that have the power to draw the ship of community onto the rocks of assimilation.
Boy, have we got shiksa, non-Jewish woman, problems.
I was the one who adamantly declared that I would never marry out.
Not because my parents were against it; they didn’t need to tell me because my traditional Jewish upbringing and day-school education were my safeguards.