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The ‘Seven Clean Days’ in our time

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 decreesRabbi Eliezer Melamed, 26/01/2021 21:13
Distancing that leads to closeness

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.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 18/01/2021 21:41
The Mikveh and the purifying power of water

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.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 12/01/2021 11:18
Preventing infection, while maintaining normalcy

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.Hezki Baruch, 02/06/2020 16:03
Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: 'More women are immersing in ritual baths'

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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/04/2020 13:31
Argentinian authorities, rabbis reach agreement on mikvahs amid Covid-19 outbreak

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.JTA, 26/03/2020 07:57
Historic home to Khazars and Cantonists, Astrakhan gets a mikvah

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.Mordechai Sones, 23/09/2019 17:41
New mikvah in Efrat: 'More women will keep family purity'

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.'Yehonatan Gottlieb, 10/09/2019 12:14
In first, 'Bnei Anusim' open mikvah in northern Brazil

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

Descendants of forcefully converted Jews open mikvah in northern Brazil.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 10/08/2019 21:30
Medieval bath may be earliest Jewish vestige in 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.JTA, 18/10/2018 08:02
Tzfat rabbi: Don't bring children to mikvah

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.Michal Levi, 01/08/2018 07:51
Boston-area mikvah in shock after funds go missing

Boston-area mikvah in shock after funds go missing

Mikva director says loss is 'significant' but 'not enough to endanger' continued activities.JTA, 14/06/2018 19:54
Separating politics from the core conversion issue

Separating politics from the core conversion issue

Getting to the heart of the conversion matter.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 07/03/2018 17:28
Court: No need to sign waiver for immersion without attendant

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/02/2018 12:39
Marseille mystery cellar may have been a mikvah

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.'JTA, 25/11/2017 17:56
Serial 'mikva rapist' charged for assaults on teens

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.David Rosenberg, 29/10/2017 17:16
Jerusalem man drowns in mikvah

Jerusalem man drowns in mikvah

47-year-old man drowns in ritual bath just days before son's bar mitzvah celebration.David Rosenberg, 23/10/2017 12:40
Bnei Brak: 81 million NIS to revamp mikvehs

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.'Haim Lev, 22/05/2017 12:02
Roman bath house discovered under mikvah

Roman bath house discovered under mikvah

The Old City of Jerusalem will soon be hosting a new mikvah - with two thousand year-old roots.Rachel Kaplan and Shimon Cohen, 11/08/2016 17:38
MK vows 'world war' against Reform mikvah funding

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.JTA, 10/08/2016 21:33
Compromise reached over Mikveh law

Compromise reached over Mikveh law

As part of Knesset Law regarding ritual baths, 2-4 Reform and Conservative Mikvaot will be built.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/06/2016 09:11
Mikvah Workers Outraged by Fine for Nosiness

Mikvah Workers Outraged by Fine for Nosiness

Female mikvah supervisors upset by proposed law that threatens 50,000 shekel fine for asking unwanted questions.Maayana Miskin, 02/03/2014 10:47
30 More Ritual Baths OK'd For Europe

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.'Tova Dvorin, 03/12/2013 12:47
Ancient Mikve near Temple Mount to be Back in Use

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.Sarah Lawent & Maayana Miskin, 24/10/2013 15:12
New Mikvah Opens at Dead Sea Hotel Strip

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.Hana Levi Julian, 15/07/2012 13:13