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Mikvah FAQ

Mikvah FAQ

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Mikvah
Frequently Asked Questions

What does a Mikvah look like?
Going to a Mikvah is like being pampered at an elegant spa. Tampa's community Mikvah is clean, luxurious and welcoming. Immersion in the Mikvah is an absolutely private, comfortable and discreet event.

Who goes to the Mikvah?
Women like you and me attend the Mikvah, seeking a spiritual renewal coupled with a heightened awareness of the natural rhythms of life. The sustained experience of Mikvah enhances a lifetime awareness of the mind-body encounter of relaxation, purpose and self-respect with G‑d as a partner.

When do I first attend the Mikvah?
Young women experience the Mikvah for the first time prior to their wedding. Judaism celebrates the woman, who is blessed with the role of creating a wholesome family life. Immersing in the Mikvah is a central element of ensuring the sanctity of life. It is never too late to experience Mikvah.

Why immerse in a Mikvah after each monthly cycle?
The natural monthly cycle reminds a woman of the unique empowerment of
G‑d's commandment regarding Mikvah. It is a time when she affirms her central role as the keeper of family unity. The Mikvah offers her a sense of renewal and rebirth, a chance to bring her physical power and spiritual consciousness together.

Like the tides of the ocean or the blooming of a flower, a woman, by being gatekeeper of her natural cycle, endows herself and her family with the qualities of strength, respect and commitment.

What kind of experience can I expect?
Immersing in the Mikvah realigns, fortifies and elevates the essence of the human being. Women can expect to connect with the secrets of their feminine spirituality. Once there they can regain peace of mind and reestablish their thoughts.

How do these waters connect me to my roots?
Just as the Mikvah contains water that flowed from the Garden of Eden, a modern Jewish woman can perform the same acts that our matriarchs once did, so that we may be blessed like Sarah, Rivkah, Rachel and Leah. The waters of the Mikvah connect our ancestors and us now and forever.

To learn more about the Mikvah please log onto www.Mikvah.org.

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