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The mitzvah of immersing in the ritual pool known as a mikvah is the cornerstone of Jewish married life. With this mitzvah, women bring tranquility and harmony to their families.

Women and Mikvah

Women and Mikvah

Women in Jewish religious life

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Women and Mikvah: Women in Jewish religious life

The mitzvah of immersing in the ritual pool known as a mikvah is the cornerstone of Jewish married life. With this mitzvah, women bring tranquility and harmony to their families.
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Family Purity, Niddah, Women's mitzvot, Women, Femininity & Feminism, Mikveh
Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin is the official Chabad emissary to downtown Brooklyn, rabbi of Congregation B’nai Avraham in Brooklyn Heights, New York and Dean of Brooklyn Heights Jewish Academy. He is the author of the books “Thank You God for Making Me a Woman", "Letters of Light", "By Divine Design", and "Guardian of Israel", and the co-author of "The Rabbi & The CEO".
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Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin Brooklyn heights April 4, 2013

water is a metaphore for torah Dear Mary,

Every Jew has a neshama, a soul from G-d. this soul is thirsty to study torah.
No doubt your family's need to be near water was their soul calling out for Torah.

May you continue to bask in the waters of our holy torah and the practice of mitzvohs. Reply

Mary Adams London April 3, 2013

A lake a Mikvah too? I'm from an assimilated Jewish family but I have returned. When you talked about being immersed into water to become holy I started to realize my grandparents, parents and now I seem attracted to water so much so either we lived beside a lake or had a cottage. We talk about needing and a strong attraction to be near water to swim all the time. Is there a connection there? Reply

Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin Brooklyn heights March 13, 2013

thank you Dear Mrs. Pekkar,

Thank you for passing around the video.

May this mitzvah bring healthy children into the world. Reply

Tzivia Pekkar. Brooklyn, March 11, 2013

B.H. I have found this Topic of Family Purity extremely interesting, and well said, so I have passed this video around.
Thank You Rabbi Aaron Raskin. Reply