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View of a mikvah (ritual pool) for women, in the Israeli settlement of Alon Shvut on August 25, 2015. A mikvah is a small pool used for the purpose of immersion for ritual purification in Judaism.

The Israeli Ministry of Health ordered the closure of all Mikvaot (ritual baths) for men, in Israel, both public and privately run.

The decision came after consultation with Israel’s Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef.


The closure will begin on Sunday morning.


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