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Mikvah

Mikvah

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To schedule an appointment for women, please call Devorah Leah at 880 - 1181.

To schedule an appointment for men please call Rabbi Chaim Schmukler at, 880 - 1181.

 

To the uninitiated, a modern-day mikvah  looks like a miniature swimming pool. In a religion rich with detail, beauty, and ornamentation -- against the backdrop of the ancient Temple or even modern-day synagogues -- the mikvahis surprisingly nondescript, a humble structure.

MikvahIts ordinary appearance, however, belies its primary place in Jewish life and law. The mikvah  offers the individual, the community, and the nation of Israelthe remarkable gift of purity and holiness. No other religious establishment, structure, or rite can affect the Jew in this

Immersion in the mikvah  has offered a gateway to purity ever since the creation of man. The Midrashrelates that after being banished from Eden,  Adam sat in a river that flowed from the garden. This was an integral part of his teshuvah(repentance) process, of his attempt at return to his original perfection.

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