mikvah mikvah

Definition(s):

  • (n) (Hebrew) a ritual purification and cleansing bath that Orthodox Jews take on certain occasions (as before Sabbath or after menstruation)

Usage(s):

  1. At the mikvah (ritual bath), in which a woman immerses herself after her menstrual period, dental floss and cotton swabs are provided for removal of the tiniest particles so .
  2. Just down the street from the cathedral is a superbly preserved mikvah, or Jewish ritual bath-house, dating from the 12th century, when the Jewish community in Speyer was known .

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Quotes

  • "The foundation of a Jewish community is the mikvah," said Rashi Mincowicz, the center's co-director. "By buildings something very upscale, it will attract people who wouldn't come otherwise."
    on Aug 7, 2008 By: Rashi Source: Chabad.org

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