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

  • 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 .
  • 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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  • Rashi in Chabad.org
    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."

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