What is a Mikveh?

AMikveh Artwork MIKVEH is a powerful bridge, linking us with generation upon generation of Jewish women who, throughout the centuries and throughout the world, have braved distance, weather, danger and ridicule rather than forsake the tradition: witness the mikvehs built on Masada two thousand years ago and the secret mikvehs built in our own day at great risk by Russian Jews rediscovering their Jewish roots.

A MIKVEH is the Wellspring of Jewish marriage, creating a framework for the total relationship between husband and wife through a shared commitment.

A MIKVEH affirms the individuality of the woman and protects her right to separateness, self-direction and self fulfillment.