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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

New JCC to open in Taiwan: 'I want this to be something that we all can be proud of'

A gold mikveh, a Judaica museum and a ballroom: Taiwan to get its Jewish community center.

'I want this to be something that we all can be proud of'

American Jewish University reopens Community Mikveh

American Jewish University’s Community Mikveh in Los Angeles opens its doors in accordance with public health standards and guidelines.

American Jewish University reopens Community Mikveh

The purity of the Mikvah

Clarifying the mitzvah of immersion in a mikvah, beginning with the requirement that a mikvah must be attached to the ground in some way.

The purity of the Mikvah

Watch: 2,000-year-old mikveh transported to permanent site

2,000-year-old mikveh unearthed during excavations near Hamovil Junction moved in complex operation to Kibbutz Hanaton area.

Watch: 2,000-year-old mikveh transported to permanent siteplayer

'To increase purity and holiness'

Otniel yeshiva dedicates mivkeh in honor of Rabbi Michael Mark, who was murdered by terrorists 2 years ago.

'To increase purity and holiness'

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

Chabad emissaries: Mikvah saved us from Hurricane Irma

Chabad emissaries tell miraculous story of how they emerged from Irma unscathed.

Chabad emissaries: Mikvah saved us from Hurricane Irma

'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.'

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

Vilna: 17th century ritual baths found near Great Synagogue

After being destroyed in the Holocaust, two pre-war mikvaot are discovered in Vilna.

Vilna: 17th century ritual baths found near Great Synagogueplayer

Upstate NY mikveh under construction vandalized with swastikas

Vandals draw swastikas on mikveh in new Satmar neighborhood.

Upstate NY mikveh under construction vandalized with swastikas

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

Rabbinate to allow mikveh without attendant

In major decision, Rabbinate ends 3-year saga by allowing women to immerse without attendant.

Rabbinate to allow mikveh immersion without attendant

MK Gafni on Mivkeh Law: No compromise

Finance Committee chairman objects to the possibility of the Jewish Agency building Mikvaot for Reform movement.

MK Gafni on Mivkeh Law: No compromise

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.

Chabad rabbi building '1st mikvah in West Africa' in Nigeria

Attorney General: Mikveh law is unconstitutional

Avichai Mandelblit says bill violates individuals' freedom of religion, Chief Ashkenazic Rabbi discusses modesty and privacy issues.

Attorney General: Mikveh law is unconstitutional

'Reform is retreating and inflating its numbers'

Tempers flare in Knesset over mikveh bill. Religious Services Minister: 'Judaism isn't theater.'

Religion Min: Reform is retreating and inflating its numbers

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.

Haredi party warns Netanyahu: 'It's either us or the reform'

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.

Mikveh in India honors memory of fallen daughter

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.

Looking for a mikveh? Use Waze

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.

Watch: Ancient Mikveh With Rare Inscriptions Found in Jerusalemplayer

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.

Dunk 'N Jump: New 'Mikveh-Gyms' Promote Physical Fitness

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.

Secular Town Sees Mikveh Usage Triple after Renovation

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.

Senior US Rabbi Charged with Mikveh Voyeurism

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.

Shocking Anti-Mikveh Video Provokes Anger

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.

Second Temple Period Mikveh Unearthed in Valley of Elah

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.

New Mikvaot to Strengthen Jewish Presence in Eastern Jerusalem

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

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.

End to Forced Inspections for Women at Mikveh

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

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” contest

Where is the 'Most Beautiful Mikveh' in Israel?

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.

Video: Visit to the Ritual Bath Discovered in Jerusalemplayer

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.

Rare Second Temple Ritual Purity Pool Discovered in Jerusalem

Migron Synagogue, Mikveh Razed

Rav Chaim Druckman: "No one would have dared demolish a mosque."

Migron Synagogue, Mikveh Razed

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.

Orthodox Rabbi Dies During Tragic Mikveh Immersion at Sea

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.

New Mikveh for Old Moscow Jewish Neighborhood

Itamar Continues to Build, Launches New Mikveh

Itamar launches a new ritual bath, marking the community's efforts to continue building despite terrorism.

Itamar Continues to Build, Launches New Mikveh

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.

Mikve Discovery Tangible Proof of Jewish Civilization in Tzora

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.

Found in Baltimore: Possibly America’s Oldest Mikveh