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What is special about the water in a Mikvah?

Water is the primary source of all living things. It has the power to purify, to restore and replenish life. A mikvah must be filled with living waters...

What blessing is recited upon immersing in a mikvah?

The following blessing is said by a woman who is immersing at the conclusion of her menstrual cycle1: Baruch atta Ado-noy Elo-hai-nu Melech ha'olam...

Is a woman allowed to go to the mikvah on Friday night?

Rabbi Yossi Turk: Bienvenidos Welcome. Un minuto ya lo atiendo. I'll be with you in a moment...Janine: is a woman allowed to go to the mikvah friday...

Does a woman after menopause go to the mikvah?

A menopausal woman needs to go to mikvah only if she gets a menstrual period or finds a blood stain1—and only if she is married. However, a married...

How do I find a mikvah in a city which I will be visiting?

Rabbi Ovadia Goldman: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...What's on your mind?seeker: looking for mikvah near xxxxxxxxxxxxxxRabbi Ovadia Goldman: one...

How soon after birth can sexual relations be resumed?

The Torah says1 that marital relations are forbidden for one week after giving birth to a boy and after two weeks after a girl. After that...

How is a Mikvah built?

The laws of mikvah are numerous and complex. (There are rabbis and architects that specialize in this field). In the following lines I will try to...

Can I take a shower after immersing in the mikvah?

In Mishnaic times, it was very difficult to find in Israel a mikvah of clean kosher rain water during the dry summer season. Thus it became common...

Do men go to the mikvah too?

The laws of purity and impurity apply to men and women equally. In the times when the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem it was Biblically required of...

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...