(also mikva or mikvah)
noun (plural mikvehs or mikvahs or mikvoth /mēkˈvōt/ or mikvot /mēkˈvōt/ or mikvos /mēkˈvəz/ /-ˈvōs/)
A bath in which certain Jewish ritual purifications are performed.
- Only mikvehs (ritual purification baths) will operate as usual.
- The area is marked by many mikvehs, or ritual baths, in which every Jew entering the Temple area had to immerse.
- Under the guidelines, new converts should spend at least a year engaged in Jewish study, face a panel of three rabbis or learned Jews and be immersed in a mikveh, or ritual bath.
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