Welcome to our Mikvah!
WHAT IS A MIKVAH?
The word Mikvah literally translates as collection, referring to a collection of water.
A kosher Mikvah is always connected to a natural source of water.
The Mizel Community Mikvah, for example, utilizes a highly sophisticated and intricate system to accumulate and store fresh rain water, which is used to fill our Mikvahs.
A Mikvah can be used for several purposes:
- By Jewish women and men in order to achieve a change in spiritual status (which will be further
- As the final procedure for conversion into Judaism; and
- For utensils that are to be used for food.
Immersing in a Mikvah has the power to spiritually change a person completely. The Mikvah is often compared to a womb. When a person immerses, it is as if he / she has momentarily returned to the womb, to be reborn an entirely new person.
The natural water making up the Mikvah, is considered to be as close to G-d’s original creation as we can get. Created before the earth itself, natural bodies of water are, innately, an unparalleled medium for spiritual connection. Immersion in a Mikvah is therefore a physical act that reconnects us to our Creator, returning us to a natural state of purity and clarity.
The concept of Mikvah is often misunderstood as being a process of cleansing something that has become dirty. This is a very common misconception that has no basis in Jewish law and philosophy. We learn, for example, that during Temple times, the Jewish High Priest (Kohein) was required to immerse in the Mikvah after going into the Holy of Holies on Yom Kippur. The Priest was obviously not defiled in any way by this tremendous privilege bestowed upon him. His status was merely altered at that moment, and in order to regain his normal status, he had to immerse in the Mikvah. So too, men and women undergo ritual immersions in order to achieve a change in spiritual status.
Central to Jewish life is the use of the Mikvah in accordance with the Laws of Family Purity; a set of fundamental laws outlining a cycle of physical union and separation between husband and wife. Viewed as one of G-d’s greatest gifts to humanity, these laws are designed to preserve the close love between a man and a wife, through a constant renewal and strengthening of their relationship with one another.
THE MIZEL COMMUNITY MIKVAH AT AISH DENVER
Our new Mikvah complex features:
1. A SPA-LIKE WOMEN’S MIKVAH, equipped with three luxurious preparation rooms, offering women an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate. Spacious rooms, warm lighting and Jacuzzi bathtubs enhance the pleasurable experience.
2. A MEN’S MIKVAH; and
3. A MIKVAH FOR THE IMMERSION OF VESSELS.
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