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The tradition of Mikvah and the laws of Family Purity are central to Jewish life. Discover more about the tradition that can become a rich and fulfilling part of your marriage.

What’s a mikvah?
A mikvah is a pool of water — some of it from a natural source — in which observant married Jewish women are required to dip once a month.
The ocean is a mikvah. A lake can be a mikvah. More commonly, it’s indoors and looks like an oversized bathtub. “Mikvah” comes from the Hebrew word for “collection,” as in a collection of water.
The word came to refer to a pool of water used for ceremonial cleansing. One who is impure or ceremonially unclean before immersion will be pure or ceremonially clean after immersion in a  mikvah . A person would have to be ceremonially clean before entering the temple. Ceremonial cleansing is prescribed in the Bible on a number of occasions: women after childbirth or their monthly cycle and men after sexual discharge ( Leviticus 15:19–30 ) and after contact with a dead body ( Leviticus 19:18–19 ). 
The word  mikvah  is from the same root word as  hope , and there is some word play between the two in  Jeremiah 17:13 : “O Lord, the hope of Israel, all who forsake You will be put to shame. Those who turn away on earth will be written down, because they have forsaken the fountain of living water, even the Lord.” (Here,  mikvah  is translated “hope,” and then described as a “fountain of living water,” which was the requirement for a  mikvah —naturally flowing water.)
 
When you get there
When you arrive at the mikveh, if you are coming for one of the reasons mandated by Jewish law, you most likely will not go straight to the ritual bath. Instead, you will be assigned a private preparation room, essentially a large bathroom complete with a bathtub, shower, sink, and toilet. Before immersing in the mikveh, Jewish law requires that one thoroughly clean one’s body, typically including taking a bath or shower, clipping nails, and brushing teeth. This ensures that there are no barriers between the person immersing and the mikveh water. 
After your bath or shower, cover up with a towel or bathrobe 
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