- "Ritual bath" (JPS)
- "The bride-to-be went to the mikveh for the first time the night before her wedding."
Languages of Origin
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
A natural body of water; used in different parts of Jewish tradition such as part of niddah (after a woman's menstruation cycle before engaging in sexual relations with her husband) or when a person converts to Judaism
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