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Oprah tours a traditional Jewish mikvah

by JewishJournal

February 17, 2012 | 11:06 am

During a Hasidic woman’s menstrual cycle and for seven days after, she and her husband are not allowed to touch…at all. At the end of the two weeks, she’s required to immerse herself in a mikvah, a ritual bath, where she is spiritually cleansed. Watch as Oprah goes inside a community mikvah and learns about this Jewish custom.

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