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Tahara (purity) and Tumah (impurity)

TAZRIAH Leviticus 12:1-13:59: These are concepts that can only be explained in picture form. They represent a state of being.

Tahara (purity) and Tumah (impurity)

Flooding lessons

In books of Chassidus (Tzidkat Hatzadik 107, Torah Ohr Parshat Noach) the Mabul is described as one great 'Mikve' (ritual bath).

Flooding lessons

Women of valor: Mikva immersion during challenging times

The "Tevila By All Means" Project gathers stories of women who kept the laws of ritual purity despite the courage it demanded of them.

Women of valor: Mikva immersion during challenging timesplayer

Jerusalem chief rabbi orders women's mikvahs closed

'I hear my friends crying, their grandmothers immersed before Yom Kippur - but this year the chief rabbi is preventing it,' former MK says.

Jerusalem chief rabbi orders women's mikvahs closed

In memory of Rabbi Hanoch zts"l

Rabbi Hanoch, talmid chacham and man of action, dedicated his life to Torah and the Land of Israel.(Also:tevila and makeup, nail polish)

In memory of Rabbi Hanoch zts"l

The blessing of the trees, and the Mikvah attendant

Birkat ha-ilanot symbolizes the abundance that Hashem gives us beyond the basic necessities. The balanit should be careful not to overstep.

The blessing of the trees, and the Mikvah attendant

The ‘Seven Clean Days’ in our time

There are those who seek to repeal the takkanah of Rebbi regarding sheva niki’im, but we do not have the authority to repeal earlier decrees

The ‘Seven Clean Days’ in our time

Distancing that leads to closeness

Out of the longing of distancing, husband and wife reunite with greater love, and thus the fire that keeps marriage alive is guarded.

Distancing that leads to closeness

The Mikveh and the purifying power of water

Immersion in water symbolizes the Divine grace granted to all equally, similar to rain that falls on all creatures, adding blessing to life.

The Mikveh and the purifying power of water

Preventing infection, while maintaining normalcy

Jerusalem Council member Elad Malka says city knows how to identify hotspots, but middle schools may need to return to distance learning.

Preventing infection, while maintaining normalcy

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: 'More women are immersing in ritual baths'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Chief Rabbi of Tzfat, says many are connecting to their roots now. 'People want to come to closer to the Creator.'

'More women are immersing in ritual baths'

Argentinian authorities, rabbis reach agreement on mikvahs amid Covid-19 outbreak

Local rabbis and government authorities agree on a system that will allow ritual baths to stay open amid virus outbreak.

Argentinian authorities, rabbis reach agreement on mikvahs

Historic home to Khazars and Cantonists, Astrakhan gets a mikvah

Chabad emissaries Rabbi Yisroel and Deborah Melamed came to revive community that had suffered decades of Soviet oppression.

Historic home to Khazars and Cantonists, Astrakhan gets a mikvah

New mikvah in Efrat: 'More women will keep family purity'

New and magnificent ritual bath inaugurated in Gush Etzion town. Religious Affairs Minister: 'Issue of mikvahs has improved recently.'

New mikvah in Efrat: 'More women will keep family purity'

In first, 'Bnei Anusim' open mikvah in northern Brazil

Descendants of forcefully converted Jews open mikvah in northern Brazil.

In first, 'Bnei Anusim' open mikvah in northern Brazil

Medieval bath may be earliest Jewish vestige in Brazil

Bath found in Brazil hotel has every sign of being a mikvah - but historians are still trying to prove it.

Medieval bath may be earliest Jewish vestige in Brazil

Tzfat rabbi: Don't bring children to mikvah

Tzfat's Rabbi Bistritsky instructs parents not to send, bring, children to ritual bath, citing safety concerns.

Tzfat rabbi: Don't bring children to mikvah

Boston-area mikvah in shock after funds go missing

Mikva director says loss is 'significant' but 'not enough to endanger' continued activities.

Boston-area mikvah in shock after funds go missing

Court: No need to sign waiver for immersion without attendant

Court accepts advocacy group's demand that Jerusalem Religious Council not ask women to sign a waiver before immersing without an attendant.

Court: No need to sign waiver for immersion without attendant

Marseille mystery cellar may have been a mikvah

Researchers suspect ancient cellar discovered twenty years ago may have been a mikvah, say there 'was always water there.'

Marseille mystery cellar may have been a mikvah

Serial 'mikva rapist' charged for assaults on teens

66-year-old Jerusalem man allegedly cornered teens as young as 13 in mikva, threatening to lock them inside if they resisted him.

Serial 'mikva rapist' charged for assaults on teens

Jerusalem man drowns in mikvah

47-year-old man drowns in ritual bath just days before son's bar mitzvah celebration.

Jerusalem man drowns in mikvah

Bnei Brak: 81 million NIS to revamp mikvehs

Bnei Brak spokesman says city invested millions in mikvehs, counters Aliza Lavie's claim the price is 'too high.'

Bnei Brak: 81 million NIS to revamp mikvehs

Roman bath house discovered under mikvah

The Old City of Jerusalem will soon be hosting a new mikvah - with two thousand year-old roots.

Ancient Roman bath house discovered under modern mikvah

MK vows 'world war' against Reform mikvah funding

Finance Committee chair pledges to derail plan to use taxpayer funds to build mikvahs for Reform conversions.

MK vows 'world war' to stop gov't funding of Reform mikvahs

Compromise reached over Mikveh law

As part of Knesset Law regarding ritual baths, 2-4 Reform and Conservative Mikvaot will be built.

Compromise reached over Mikveh law

Mikvah Workers Outraged by Fine for Nosiness

Female mikvah supervisors upset by proposed law that threatens 50,000 shekel fine for asking unwanted questions.

Mikvah Workers Outraged by Proposed Fine for Nosiness

30 More Ritual Baths OK'd For Europe

Project estimated to cost at least 2 million euros; Rabbi: 'We wanted to make mikvaot available for every Jew.'

30 More Ritual Baths to Be Built in Europe

Ancient Mikve near Temple Mount to be Back in Use

An ancient mikve (ritual bath) near the Temple Mount will be renovated and reopened for use by women who wish to ascend the Temple Mount.

Ancient Ritual Bath near Temple Mount to be Back in Use

New Mikvah Opens at Dead Sea Hotel Strip

A ritual pool that can create Jewish purity at the highest level has just been opened in the lowest place on the planet – the Dead Sea.

New Mikvah Opens at Dead Sea Hotel Strip