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Mikva (meek-vah) — lit., Gathering, as of water; can be a natural or artificial body of water used for ritual purification
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Pre-Wedding
Bride to the Mikva
The bride must go to the mikva before she may have relations with her...
Pre-Wedding
Groom to the Mikva
The groom should immerse himself in a mikva on his wedding day. He may...
Wedding Customs (These are NOT halachot!)
Wedding Customs: Groom to Mikva
The groom goes to mikva on the wedding day.
Attire: Women: Tzni'ut
Attire: Women's Blessings: Mikva
When women say blessings in the mikva , their bodies are covered by...
Mikva in Nature: General Concepts
Mikva in Nature: Measurements
A kosher mikva in nature: Must be 40 se’ah (about...
Mikva in Nature: General Concepts
Mikva in Nature: Rabbinic Guidance
Rabbinic guidance is recommended when using a river, lake, or spring...
Mikva in Nature: General Concepts
Mikva in Nature: Source of Water
Spring water, whether moving or stationary, is a kosher mikva ....
Lake as Mikva
Lakes or Ponds as Mikva
A lake or pond may be a  kosher mikva  if it is: Fed...
River as Mikva
Hot Springs as Mikva
Here are requirements for a hot spring as a mikva : The...
River as Mikva
Rivers as Kosher Mikva
Rivers are only kosher mikva s when spring-fed. A river is a kosher...
Tum'a: Removal: Toveling: Person
Impurity that Mikva Does Not Remove
Normally covered parts of the body always have some type of impurity,...
Ocean as Mikva
Oceans as Mikva
All oceans and seas are kosher mikvas, but other salty water...
Rainwater as Mikva
Rainwater as Mikva
Rainwater only purifies when it is stationary.
Spring as Mikva
Spring as Mikva
Springs are always kosher mikvas as long as the volume in the place...
Shloshim: Haircuts
Haircuts during Shloshim
Do not get a haircut for the first 30 days of mourning. When mourning...
Charity/Tzedaka: How To Divide
How To Divide Charity Donation
A good split of the total amount to give to charity is: 1/3...
Shloshim: Nail Cutting
Nail Cutting during Shloshim
Do not cut your nails for the first 30 days of mourning....
CONVERTS
Bet Din
A bet din (religious Jewish men constituting a court of Jewish law)...
CONVERTS
Minor Child: How To Convert
 A minor child is converted to Judaism the same way as an adult:...
Rosh Hashana: Tashlich
Rosh Hashana: Tashlich: Where To Say
Tashlich should be said near a running natural stream or a lake but...
Nida/Taharat HaMishpacha
Four Most Common Nida Questions
  What Makes a Woman a Nida  ...
Introduction to Tahara/Tum'a
Introduction to Tahara/Tum'a
The Torah commands us to be kedoshim (holy, or set apart), requiring...
Chol HaMoed: Cutting Nails
Chol HaMoed: Cutting Nails
You may not cut your nails (fingernails or toenails) during chol...
Peace in the Home (Shalom Bayit)
Shalom Bayit: Non-Observant Parents and In-Laws
Ba'alei teshuva often have problems with issues of kashrut...
Volume/Liquid
Volume/Liquid
1 Revi’it = Usually 3.3 fl. oz. (99 ml); but 4 fl. oz. (119 ml)...
Tum'a: Nail Clipping: Timing
Fingernails and Toenails on Same Day
Don’t cut fingernails and toenails on the same day. Reason...
Introduction to Toveling: Utensils
Introduction to Toveling: Utensils
Tevila is the Hebrew word for immersion.  You must tovel...
Toveling: Utensils: Parts
Toveling: Utensils: Electrical Cord or Heater
A utensil that requires immersion in a mikva should be immersed even...
Toveling: Utensils: Parts
Toveling: Utensils: Stickers
Before immersing a food utensil in a mikva , remove anything attached...
Toveling: Utensils: Mixed Materials
Toveling: Mixed Materials
When toveling a utensil that is partly made of metal (which requires...
Toveling: Utensils: Kasher or Tovel First?
Toveling: Utensils: Kasher or Tovel First?
If you have a non- kosher food utensil, kasher it before you immerse...

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