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What Is A Mikveh?

Whether you're dunking for conversion or for any other reason, here's what to expect at the ritual bath.

Reinterpreting the Mikveh

Making it relevant today.

Rachel Adler

How Adler uses feminist ideas to challenge Jewish law.

Shomer Negiah, the Prohibition on Touching

The term refers to someone who refrains from physical contact with members of the opposite sex.

A Detailed Explanation of Niddah, or “Family Purity” Laws

How traditional Jewish women prepare for monthly mikveh use.

Why Some Jewish Women Go to the Mikveh Each Month

What is niddah, or taharat ha mishpacha, and who observes it?

Judaism and Sexuality

Jewish tradition looks favorably on sex and sexuality, given certain conditions.