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What is a Mikvah?

A. The word "Mikvah" means "pool," as in a collection or gathering together of something to one place. In Judaism, Mikvah refers to a...

What is Family Purity?

A. When it comes to the human psyche it is difficult to think of something more powerful than intimacy. What is the nature of that power; does it control...

What is meant by "pure" and "impure"?

A. “Purity” and “impurity” are the wrong words for the concept—it’s “positive” and “negative.”...

Did baptism originate with the Jews?

Well, it isn't called baptism, but the idea of immersing in a body of water is certainly in Judaism. It has many applications. The primary one is that...

How much water do you need in a mikvah?

Immersion in a mikvah must be total and all-encompassing. The entire body must be submerged at one time in the water. The mikvah must therefore be at...