MIT grad brings mikve observance into the age of technology

Today, MikvahCalendar.com has 65,000 users.

By RIVKAH LAMBERT ADLER
June 22, 2017 19:44
Rivkah Bloom

Rivkah Bloom: Enhancing Judaism via apps. (photo credit: ELAZAR BLOOM)

 
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Two casual conversations with guests at the family Shabbat table shaped the last 12 years of Rivkah Bloom’s life.

It started in 2005, with a Shabbat guest who, at 37, was newly observant. Discussing the mitzva of family purity, the guest expressed frustration about how complicated it was to keep track of the dates of a woman’s menstrual cycle related to using the mikve. She unwittingly inspired Bloom to create MikvahCalendar.com.

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