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Spa for the Soul: New Mikvah in Nigeria

4 Nisan 5777 – March 31, 2017
'We wanted the place to look relaxing and modern.'

Man Found Dead in Mikveh

28 Adar 5777 – March 26, 2017
Paramedics were called to the Mikveh on Shabbat morning.

Knesset Passes Law Assigning Running State Mikvahs to Chief Rabbinate

20 Tammuz 5776 – July 26, 2016
"Reform Jews in the US don’t have a single mikvah. All of a sudden they need a mikvah over here?"

Reports: Haredi Establishment Using MikvahCams to Prevent Scandals

12 Tammuz 5776 – July 18, 2016
Access to the video records is restricted to certified rabbis, who may only watch the material in groups of three, and must verify their identities using their fingerprints.

An Ancient Mikveh in Gush Etzion

24 Heshvan 5776 – November 6, 2015
My son in elementary school tells me that this is a photo of the steps leading down to an ancient Mikveh from the Second...

Old Meets New

21 Av 5775 – August 5, 2015
While building in Arnona, a 2000-year-old Mikvah was found, but what was found in the Mikvah was even more interesting...

2,000 Year Old Mikvah Found Beneath Jerusalem Living Room

14 Tammuz 5775 – July 1, 2015
An ancient mikvah is discovered beneath a Jerusalem living room.

Washington, D.C. Rabbi Arrested for Mikveh-Voyeurism

21 Tishri 5775 – October 15, 2014
Rabbi of Washington, D.C. shul arrested for allegedly installing a secret camera in the shul's mikveh shower.

Archaeologists Uncover Tale of Ancient Mikveh and WWII Australian Soldiers

13 Tishri 5775 – October 7, 2014
Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a curious double tale of an ancient ritual pool and two Australian soldiers during WWII.

Ancient Mikveh Discovered In Spain

26 Adar I 5774 – February 25, 2014
A 15th century mikveh was discovered at the location of the last synagogue in the old Jewish quarter of Girona in Catalonia, Spain. The discovery...

‘Purity Patrol’ Helps Snowbound Women Reach the Mikveh

14 Tevet 5774 – December 16, 2013
The Taharat HaBayit organization has been using a 4-wheel-drive jeep to take snowbound women in Jerusalem to the local mikveh, the ritual immersing pool. "The...

Yahrzheit Today for Dr. Applebaum and Daughter Nava

14 Elul 5773 – August 19, 2013
A Palestinian Authority suicide bomber ten years ago Monday night, on the Hebrew calendar, exploded his charge and killed seven people, including American Israelis...

Mother and Fighter for Religious Tolerance Quits Beit Shemesh

9 Elul 5773 – August 14, 2013
The Los Angeles-born woman, whose daughter was spat on by extreme Haredim in Beit Shemesh, has given up her fight for religious tolerance and leaves the city , but she blames modern orthodox Jews.

Rare Discovery of Mikveh in New England Rewrites US Jewish History

4 Tammuz 5773 – June 11, 2013
The mikveh barely existed in 19th century American, where Jewish immigrants turned against religion. But one has been found in Connecticut, and it is more similar those in Israel than in the US.

Masorti Rabbis Perform First Conversions in Lisbon

19 Iyyar 5773 – April 29, 2013
For the first time in the history of the Masorti movement, its rabbis performed conversions to Judaism in Portugal. The two conversions were performed in...

A Rare Second Temple Period Mikveh Discovered in Jerusalem

1 Iyyar 5773 – April 10, 2013
Israeli archaeologists love highway contractors. Excavation for new roads frequently digs up history, and this time they struck it rich, finding a rare mikveh from the late Second Temple Period.

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