For centuries, women have come to the Mikveh to embrace life's rhythms through monthly immersions. The Mikveh is used also at times of change of status and at moments of personal transformation. Brides and grooms use the Mikveh in preparation for their weddings. The Mikveh is an essential part of the process of Conversion to Judaism. Some men and women observe a tradition of using the Mikveh before Shabbat, Holidays or on a Rosh Chodesh. Today the Mikveh is used as a place of healing, of reflection and of spiritual renewal.
"When I got married, my mother wanted me to go to the Mikveh. I didn't want to go. Today, watching my daughter enter the Mikveh as a bride, I feel I have reconnected with my mother, my grandmothers and the generations of Jewish women before them."
"During my years of infertility, I mourned each month. I decided to go to the Mikveh to restore my sense of hope. The immersion gave me the courage and belief that some day I would have a child."
Mikveh is an especially potent form of prayer; it is a ritual full of wisdom that touches of the most elemental aspects of human beings. A Mikveh is a conduit between the physical and Divine. Upon leaving the Mikveh after immersion one woman proclaims, "I have returned from a place where I connected to the Eternal and the Infinite." - Rivkah Slonim