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'To increase purity and holiness'

'To increase purity and holiness'

Otniel yeshiva dedicates mivkeh in honor of Rabbi Michael Mark, who was murdered by terrorists 2 years ago.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/06/2018 10:34
Needed: Full disclosure before conversion

Needed: Full disclosure before conversion

Rabbis who perform conversions owe their clients full disclosure. Has anyone ever sold you something — a service, a product, a promise — only for you to learn later that you paid for something that was not what you thought? Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 25/02/2018 07:34
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
Chabad emissaries: Mikvah saved us from Hurricane Irma

Chabad emissaries: Mikvah saved us from Hurricane Irma

Chabad emissaries tell miraculous story of how they emerged from Irma unscathed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/09/2017 15:38
'If this is religionization, then I am happy with it'

'If this is religionization, then I am happy with it'

New mikvah inaugurated in Samaria. 'It's more important to build a mikvah than to build a synagogue.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/09/2017 20:09
Vilna: 17th century ritual baths found near Great Synagogue

Vilna: 17th century ritual baths found near Great Synagogue

After being destroyed in the Holocaust, two pre-war mikvaot are discovered in Vilna.Chana Roberts, 17/08/2017 10:34
Upstate NY mikveh under construction vandalized with swastikas

Upstate NY mikveh under construction vandalized with swastikas

Vandals draw swastikas on mikveh in new Satmar neighborhood.JTA, 29/06/2017 07:14
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
Rabbinate to allow mikveh without attendant

Rabbinate to allow mikveh without attendant

In major decision, Rabbinate ends 3-year saga by allowing women to immerse without attendant.Shai Landesman, 22/06/2016 14:49
MK Gafni on Mivkeh Law: No compromise

MK Gafni on Mivkeh Law: No compromise

Finance Committee chairman objects to the possibility of the Jewish Agency building Mikvaot for Reform movement.Shoshana Miskin Perez, 13/06/2016 10:12
Chabad rabbi building '1st mikvah in West Africa'

Chabad rabbi building '1st mikvah in West Africa'

Chabad rabbi and Israeli company join forces to build ritual bath for Nigerian capital's growing Israeli Jewish community.JTA, 09/05/2016 14:47
Attorney General: Mikveh law is unconstitutional

Attorney General: Mikveh law is unconstitutional

Avichai Mandelblit says bill violates individuals' freedom of religion, Chief Ashkenazic Rabbi discusses modesty and privacy issues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/03/2016 22:39
'Reform is retreating and inflating its numbers'

'Reform is retreating and inflating its numbers'

Tempers flare in Knesset over mikveh bill. Religious Services Minister: 'Judaism isn't theater.'Ido Ben-Porat, 16/03/2016 22:52
Haredi MKs warn PM: 'It's either us or the reform'

Haredi MKs warn PM: 'It's either us or the reform'

Following Knesset approval of Mikveh bill, Minister of Health says United Torah Judaism gave a clear message to Netanyahu.Chaim Lev, Shoshana Miskin, 14/03/2016 10:58
Mikveh in India honors memory of fallen daughter

Mikveh in India honors memory of fallen daughter

Chabad emissaries Motti and Libi Gromach build mikveh in Hampi to honor memory of daughter who died two years earlier.Benny Tocker, 18/02/2016 13:03
Looking for a mikveh? Use Waze

Looking for a mikveh? Use Waze

Religious Ministry figures show nearly a million searches on app for the nearest ritual bath as new initiative helps 55,200 women.Hezki Baruch, 10/02/2016 13:02
Old Mikveh With Rare Inscriptions Found in J'lem

Old Mikveh With Rare Inscriptions Found in J'lem

Second Temple period ritual bath found during construction of kindergarten, with highly 'significant' wall paintings of Temple artifact.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/08/2015 12:55
New 'Mikveh-Gyms' Promote Physical Fitness

New 'Mikveh-Gyms' Promote Physical Fitness

From Austria to Israel, mikveh-gyms let the pious attain both spiritual and physical health at the same time.Hillel Fendel, 25/01/2015 12:39
Secular Town: Mikveh Usage Triples after Renewal

Secular Town: Mikveh Usage Triples after Renewal

Religious Council in Samaria finds many women - prime among them less observant - are prevented from ritual only by sub-par standards.Oranit Etzer, Ari Yashar, 01/12/2014 10:25
Senior US Rabbi Charged with Mikveh Voyeurism

Senior US Rabbi Charged with Mikveh Voyeurism

Rabbi denies charges he used a hidden camera to record women at ritual bath; could face six years in jail.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/10/2014 22:26
Shocking Anti-Mikveh Video Provokes Anger

Shocking Anti-Mikveh Video Provokes Anger

Organization that promotes civil and gay union shocks many with a film that shows a woman being drowned in the mikveh.Gil Ronen, 13/10/2014 11:39
2nd Temple Period Mikveh Unearthed in Elah Valley

2nd Temple Period Mikveh Unearthed in Elah Valley

Archaeologists stunned to find inscription by Australian soldiers from World War II alongside 1,900-year-old Jewish ritual bath.Ornit Etzer, Ari Yashar, 07/10/2014 10:54
New Mikvaot for Jews in Eastern Jerusalem

New Mikvaot for Jews in Eastern Jerusalem

New ritual baths for Jewish residents of Arab-dominated neighborhoods can enhance Jewish life throughout the city, officials say.Yosef Berger, 22/05/2014 13:42
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
End to Forced Inspections for Women at Mikveh

End to Forced Inspections for Women at Mikveh

Minister of Religious Affairs and Chief Rabbis issue statements telling ritual bath attendants only to inspect women who want inspection.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/11/2013 19:05
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
Where is the 'Most Beautiful Mikveh' in Israel?

Where is the 'Most Beautiful Mikveh' in Israel?

The Ministry of Religious Affairs, along with the “Beautiful Israel” organization, will be sponsoring a “most beautiful mikveh” contestDavid Lev, 28/04/2013 20:45
Video: Visit to Ancient Ritual Bath in Jerusalem

Video: Visit to Ancient Ritual Bath in Jerusalem

Arutz Sheva TV visits the rare find in Jerusalem: a ritual bath from the Second Temple era.Hezki Baruch, 11/04/2013 01:13
Rare Second Temple Mikveh Discovered in Jerusalem

Rare Second Temple Mikveh Discovered in Jerusalem

A rare find in Jerusalem: archaeologists have uncovered a ritual pool from the Second Temple era near a highway construction site.Hana Levi Julian, 10/04/2013 12:23
Migron Synagogue, Mikveh Razed

Migron Synagogue, Mikveh Razed

Rav Chaim Druckman: "No one would have dared demolish a mosque."Gil Ronen, 12/09/2012 19:59
Rabbi Dies During Mikveh Immersion at Sea

Rabbi Dies During Mikveh Immersion at Sea

An Orthodox rabbi accidentally drowned while performing ritual immersion in the sea off of the Aberystwyth resort town in West Wales. Rachel Hirshfeld, 05/08/2012 11:30
New Mikveh for Old Moscow Jewish Neighborhood

New Mikveh for Old Moscow Jewish Neighborhood

Leading Russian and Moscow rabbis last week dedicated a new mikveh in the Russian capital’s oldest existing Jewish community.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 03/06/2012 15:36
Itamar Continues to Build, Launches New Mikveh

Itamar Continues to Build, Launches New Mikveh

Itamar launches a new ritual bath, marking the community's efforts to continue building despite terrorism.Elad Benari, 26/12/2011 01:16
Water Utility Improvements Yield Mikve Discovery

Water Utility Improvements Yield Mikve Discovery

It comes down to water. The upgrading of a water supply system paves the way for the discovery of a mikve.Aryeh ben Hayim, 11/10/2011 18:14
America’s Oldest Mikveh Found

America’s Oldest Mikveh Found

A ritual bath complex found under the Lloyd Street Synagogue in Baltimore is believed to be the oldest in the United States.Hillel Fendel, 15/02/2011 10:39
Netanyahu Digs in on Conversion

Netanyahu Digs in on Conversion

Prime Minister threatens split in Jewish People if conversion law is passed; Chief Rabbi threatens split if it is not.Hillel Fendel, 19/07/2010 11:00
Hebrew Internet Mikvah Calendar

Hebrew Internet Mikvah Calendar

A new Internet Mikvah calendar, made popular last year in English, has just come out with a Hebrew version.Hana Levi Julian, 25/03/2010 08:18
Jerusalem Recycles Mikvah Water

Jerusalem Recycles Mikvah Water

The city of Jerusalem will reuse water from mikvaot (ritual baths) in hopes of saving water and money.Hillel Fendel and Maayana Miskin, 15/03/2010 15:53
Holy Temple Mikveh Discovered

Holy Temple Mikveh Discovered

A 2,000-year-old ritual bath used by thousands of Jews for Festivals and other occasions has been uncovered just 20 meters from the WesternHillel Fendel, 23/09/2009 12:32